This lovely costume pin of a Pug dog is done in the Damascene technique and measures 1 1/2 inches wide by 1 3/4 inches tall. As it pertains to jewelry, the word Damascene is a process whereby non precious metals are decorated with 18-24K gold in decorative patterns. The process dates back to the middle ages and was used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. It became popular in the XV century in Europe and Toledo, Spain is the largest produced of Damascene today. This piece is definitely faux Damascene and is in great condition with just a slight bend to the pin stem.
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