This exquisite pin celebrates the French heroine,. Joan of Arc, It bears a hallmark for 800-900 silver quality. I am dating it to circa 1909 which was the year when Joan was beatified. It is signed by Vermare.
The pin measures 1” (2.5cms) across. It weighs 7.7 grams so is substantial for its size..
The raised image of Joan of Arc shows her in armour with her standard billowing out behind her. To the right is the wording ‘De par le roi du ciel’ – By the king of heaven. Around the gilded edge is the wording ‘ Bienhse Jeanne D’Arc Priez Pour Nous – Blessed Joan of Arc pray for us. Joan was beatified in 1909 and canonised in 1920 .
At the base are her dates 1412-1431.
The medal is held in place by clips on a rim.
There is an old style c clip which carries the boar’s head hallmark for 800-900 quality silver.
Thee is one small problem. This is that the pin is not as mobile as it should be. You can only raise it a little before fastening it. I have tried it out and it works fine. It is possibly more secure in wear than a more mobile pin.
Otherwise in fine condition, this beautiful and very rare piece comes to you tissue wrapped in a gift box.
French Joan of Arc Circa 1909 Silver Pin - Vermare - RARE!