This dramatic black and silver bar pin from the 1920's is made from marchasite and gutta-percha. (Gutta-percha is a genus of tropical trees native to Southeast Asia. The same term is used to refer to an inelastic natural latex produced from the sap of these trees). It measures 2 1/2" long x more than 1/4" wide and is backed in silver with a "C" curve closure. This collector's item is in great antique condition and would look pretty fabulous on a jacket, hat or scarf. Most marcasite pins are not usually combined with gutta-percha, which makes this a pretty unusual piece.
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This special gem has been part of our personal collection and has been stashed away in a trunk for over 30 years (really!). It's now time to take it out and share with antique lovers all over the world, so enjoy!
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