RARE C.1900 French Silverplate Christmas Pin - 2 Pere Noels/Santa Claus Figures
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AGE: C.1900 or so
ITEM: From France, a little something that I make apologies for on the price - it is that RARE a piece! Here's a little lapel pin featuring 2 Father Christmas - Pere Noel - Santa Claus - Kris Kringle figures standing side by side. The patina is perfect - just the right amount of silver and black showing. The design to these pieces is so crisp you can see the toys in the knapsack as well as the Punchinello alongside Santa's cloak!
CONDITION: As far as I am concerned, EXCELLENT for its age! The pinstem does have gook over it and I am not sure if it is a combo of rust and dirt or just dirt. I am going to leave as is because one of two things will happen if cleaned - (1) the pin will come out perfect or (2) the pin will come apart because it is only being held together with the guck. At any rate, the value of this piece is in the front NOT the back! I think this piece would be terrific as a pendant or simply recast to make MORE of the same.
METAL CONTENT: I am guessing silverplate with maybe a top layer of silver.
HALLMARKS: Just DEPOSE meaning Made in France.
SIZE: Small at 13/16" x 5/8"
WEIGHT: 2 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Absolutely the cutest Christmas pin imaginable!
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