An antique gem tintype featuring a round, gilded brass frame. The picture is of a young gentleman in a bowler hat and his Sunday best. The rim of the pin frame is decorated with braiding. We find a straight pin with a simple hook as a closure. This is open in the back.
We do not find any markings but based on the tintype photo we would date this to c. 1860s.
Measuring 1 3/8" diameter, we find the photo a bit cloudy. A jeweler could replace the back to help protect the image.
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