Art Nouveau Wave and Scroll Gold Filled Lingerie Pin.
This tiny pin was made to help hold a proper lady’s undergarments in place so they would not show. It has a beautifully embellished face with scrolls and textures, and it is suitable for engraving, although it never was. It has a hinge and rollover clasp fastener and we date it circa 1930s. It is tiny and lightweight enough to wear on a summer blouse.
It is unmarked and measures about 1 1/8” long.
Condition: nice warm patina on the front, with minimal use scratches; some scratches and a nick on the back edge; clasp works well.
Pins like this were popular through the Victorian years and into the 20th century, and this one has a particularly pretty pattern. It would make a sweet gift for a young girl, perhaps engraved with her initials by your jeweler!
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