This charming, Victorian mandolin pin bears full English hallmarks for the year 1891. It was made by Adie and Lovekin.
It measures 1 and ¾” (4.5cms) long by 5/8” (1.5cms) and weighs 3.9 grams.
The hollow mandolin is beautifully formed with pretty flower and leaf appliqué on the front.
The back is rounded like the instrument. It bears an old style c clip. The hallmarks are very clear. They are the anchor for the Birmingham assay office, the date letter ‘r’ for 1891 and finally the lion passant for sterling silver. Also present is the maker’s mark.
The ‘strings’ are all in place but slightly misaligned. Otherwise this delightful and very rare piece is in excellent vintage condition. It will arrive in a gift box.
Victorian Sterling Silver Mandolin Pin - Adie and Lovekin