Vintage Gilt Silver Filigree Feather Quill Brooch Pin
Offering a beautiful, vintage feather quill brooch pin with a gold wash over silver. Larger and well made but delicate looking, this would make a lovely accessory to just about any clothing item, coat lapel, scarf, hat, etc.
MATERIAL Between 900 to 925 silver with a gold wash, known as gilt or vermeil
SIZE Measures just over 3 inches tall and 1.25 inches at the widest section. Weighs 10.2 grams.
MARKS Unmarked but tests as at least 900 parts precious silver with jeweler's acid and a test stone. Many of these types of filigree pieces were made with 800 to 900 silver based on the country of origin's silver standard.
AGE Best guess 1940s to 1960s
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY We love the older, romantic feel of this feather quill design, harkening back to days when handwriting was an art form. Filigree work uses fine, twisted wire of precious metals such as gold or silver, giving a lacy effect by coiling, curling and fashioning it into patterns.
CONDITION Warm patina on the gilt silver with only minor loss of gold wash. Roll over safety clasp in working condition. The last two photos are taken outdoors in natural light. Excellent, vintage condition.
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