What a magnificently beautiful transfer decorated porcelain, embellished with hand-painted sepia tone detailing. This is a portrait pin of a handsome young woman adorned in the fashionable ‘Gibson Girl’ style of the time. Her large feathered hat, up swept hair, high necked collar, and beaded pendant, from which a large cross dangles, are all hallmarks of that iconic turn-of-the-century style. Look very closely at the pictures – the detail with which this portrait is embellished is remarkable. One can even feel the slightly raised beads which sit atop her chest and her facial features are expertly chiseled. The porcelain background is a robin’s egg blue and the portrait is executed in a sepia color – a rich reddish-brown. The porcelain plaque is bezel set in what I believe is a gold filled or rolled gold setting. A rope work accent surrounds the frame and the perimeter is a flat gold rim with an open work margin, held in place by ornamental brackets at the top, bottom, and sides. A fabulous piece! I think this pin likely dates between 1890, when Charles Dana Gibson introduced this ideal of womanhood to the public, and 1910. The pin has a period correct tube hinge on the reverse and an older style safety catch. Unsigned and unmarked, the setting is likely gold filled/rolled gold. This beauty measures one and three-quarter inches long, 1 ½ inches wide, and a quarter inch in height. The condition is excellent – no chips, no cracking, no discoloration. Items of this age and in this condition are so hard to find. You’ll cherish this distinctive piece. Well priced. $105.00

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Antique Edwardian Porcelain Pin – Portrait of Lady – Gibson Girl –ca. 1890 – 1910


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