This lovely bar pin is comprised of iron & silver. The Jensen company used iron in jewelry due to their (Jensen Co.) reaction to the great depression allowing their customers to purchase jewelry at a more affordable price. They continued the practice during WWII due to the shortage of silver. These mixed metal pins can be hard to find as they are very desirable to Jensen jewelry collectors due to their short manufacturing period. The bar pin is iron with fine lines of silver inlay. They then attached two vertical silver bars to the pin at the end of the inlay & that wonderful curved silver floral motif thru the center. The pin stick, pin hinge & clasp are all original & in good working order. The floral motif has no missing parts or repairs. There is some speckling of rust thru the inlay area from the iron as seen by my close up photo (#3). Keep in mind when viewing the specks that the inlay lines are SMALLER then 1/64" wide (yes - I did measure). The marks are on the back of the pin. They are as seen in photo # 3 : 1= a faint, uneven impressed hallmark that I believe to be a designers mark. I think it is the mark for Gundorph Albertus. He worked for Jensen for 40 years & also became Jensen's brother in law. During 1926-1954 he was the company's Assistant Director. He designed flatware as well as jewelry. 2= "Georg Jensen" 3= "5018" the model number of the pin. The iron bar itself measures 2 9/16" long x almost a 1/4" wide. Taking into account the floral design the pin at it's widest point is 7/16". A pin with a lot of style from an interesting period of Jensen jewelry history.
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