This pin is absolutely fabulous with such detail in it's design! Note her well defined facial features and detail in her hair and headdress. Then you have the wonderful illusion of draping and texture to the cloth swag. And the final touch is that super pin with it's twisted and rope center and the matching ornate finial ends. Who is the woman in this portrait? Is she a Greek or Etruscan goddess or maybe a Vestal Virgin? Nobody's telling. Secrets drive me nuts!
The sterling is in excellent condition with no holes, rips, dents, cracks, nasty scratches, abrasions or repairs. The pin hinge, pin stick and covered C clasp are all original in smooth working order. The pin has a good point and some wave close to the hinge. In my opinion the pattern definition is excellent. The only spots I question are the sides of her hair above her ear area. But if this was loss of definition from usage there should also be loss in the fine lines of the braids just above as well as her nose, lips and chin and there is not.
The marks are on the backside as seen in the photo. The pin measures 2 9/16" long x 1 1/2" at tallest point. A superbly designed sterling pin from a classic maker in outstanding condition for that person who loves Victorian jewelry.
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