A superb example of a Victorian Etruscan Revival pin.
Beautifully crafted in 18k yellow and rose gold with accents in green gold and silver in the flower.
The pin has interesting intricate detail, the layered flower has four tiers of petals- the bottom has green gold petals, the next is silver and the top two are yellow gold. The textured petals have engraved details.
The flower sits on a round box platform of rose gold, very fine engraved dots follow the edge.
Tubular rose gold curls radiate from the center circle, each has a tiny bud embellishment near the ends.
The back arch is yellow gold, it has solid beads around the outside edge and the same engraved dots following the shape of the pin, a yellow gold filigree design has a bit of textured rose gold in the center.
The pin is very well made and in excellent antique condition, no damage and minimal wear.
The pin was heavily oxidized when found, it has been very gently cleaned but not polished and retains a rich patina.
It closes with a hinged tube pin stem and C clasp, the pin stem exceeds the length of the pin, a testament to its age.
Measures 1.75" by 1.25" and stands .25" high.
Unmarked, the gold tested 18k with acid, the pin stem is not gold.
Total weight is 9 grams.
The pin can be worn in either direction and looks great in both.
A wonderful and unique Victorian pin beautifully made in 18k gold c1850-1865.
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