Georgian Paste Stick Pin later Victorian Case
We are pleased to offer this beautiful early 19th century stock pin housed in a later Circa 1870's Victorian stick pin box. Purchased as silver along with another Georgian stick pin ( item TA11127), we have no reason to believe otherwise. Housed in a later Victorian stick pin case with Scottish Goldsmith details of J H Storer, 60 St Enoch Square, Glasgow. The ensemble is delightful and oozes quality.
Size: 2.25". Flower head 9/16" diameter. Weight 3 g
Having a flower head design incorporating a circle of eight faceted pastes with a central larger faceted paste. All of the pastes just sparkle beautifully, making it easy to imagine a dandy sporting this beauty in his crisply laundered stock (neck tie). Yes, Georgian gentlemen loved their bling too!! Having rubbed back white metal setting with a closed back and teeny suspension loop to the rear for attaching a safety chain so as not to loose your pin (some had a twizzle in the center of the pin shaft to prevent slipping).
Condition: a few minor nibbles to some of the paste stones. Unfortunately the stone at 3 o'clock is chipped by approx 50%. The Victorian case has a faulty push button securer that does not lock at all
A gorgeous example that looks wonderful arranged in a lapel or adds a touch of glam to your large cashmere scarf. Wear and enjoy but when not in use keep your paste boxed or wrapped in acid free tissue away from sunlight.
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