A sweet antique gold filled pin from the Victorian period.
The safety pin style was most often a "lace pin" used to hold something in place-to confine a length of lace at the neckline or at the throat, sometimes to attach drapery at the shoulder. They often had sentimental meaning.
In this case the pin has an ornamental thistle set with a faceted amethyst.
The thistle has a textured finish, the transparent purple amethyst has a high cut.
Measures 1.25" long, the thistle is 9/16" by .5".
Excellent condition, no damage or wear.
A lovely antique Victorian lace pin with a beautiful Celtic thistle.
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