Antique hatpin made of black glass with iridescent surface. This carnival glass hatpin is a pattern called "Veiling". Made. c. 1920 during the carnival glass era, made possibly in Bohemia. Attractive geometric pattern with very good molding. Iridescence tends toward greens and yellow, with a touch of orange when you turn it in the light. This is a smaller size hatpin, the head being 1 and 1/8 inch. The brass pin is 5.75 inches. The hatpin is in perfect condition. Polished edge , as some carnival glass hatpins have, with iridescent spray over the edge. Tiny minor flaking, but it is iridized over, so it is in the making. Most carnival hatpins have this in common. When they were produced, they were made to sell inexpensively. They didn't fret over imperfect edges. No chips, no cracks, no repairs. "Volcano" that holds the pin is in perfect condition. I will be listing carnival glass hatpins from a collection. Some are duplicates in pattern, but differing in color. Whether you are a hatpin collector or a carnival glass collector, these are fun to collect.
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Carnival Glass Hatpin Veiling c. 1920