Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering an interesting Edwardian era stickpin in 14kt. yellow gold circa 1910. This piece features a pearl encrusted wildly galloping horse with 22 bead set half pearls in the body. The piece has engraving around the mane. The centerpiece of the stickpin measures 15/16" (east to west) X 1/2" (north to south) (maximum dimensions). The pin itself is 2-3/4" overall in length. The piece weighs 2.0 grams.
During the Edwardian period, gaming was a very popular pasttime because Edward, King of England had a penchant for all things sporting. Symbols of gaming such as horseshoes, horses, four leaf clover, cards, etc. were frequently used in jewelry pieces for men and women.
The gold content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The gold is marked "14." The pearls are assumed to be natural due to the age of the piece.