This hand crafted Cini pin is absolutely wonderful with soft curves, light indents and rounded areas all giving the motif dimension and faint realism. Assisting in this is the well defined accent lines thru the floral areas. As a beautiful finishing touch and focal points thru out the flowers Cini used some super moonstone cabochons. When you look at the photo of the backside be sure to note all of the separate design pieces combined to create this great pin.
The sterling is in excellent condition with no rips, cracks, dents, holes, nasty scratches/abrasions or repairs. The pin hinge, pin stick and clasp are all the originals in smooth working order. The pin is almost perfectly straight and it has a good point. The four moonstones are also excellent with no cracks, chips, scratches or abrasions. They are a wonderful silvery blue in color with superb opalescence. The larger two measure approx. 5/16" in dia., the smaller two are approx. 1/4" in dia. and all four are approx. 1/8" tall. They are all firmly seated in their prong mountings and appear to be the original stones.
The mark is on the backside of the pin on the stem and is the "Cini STERLING" rectangular plaque. Using photo # 3 as a reference the pin measures 4" tall x 2 1/8" at widest point. A wonderful handcrafted pin by a famous smith at a super price.
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