Here is a lovely vintage watch pin made of gorgeous 12 karat rolled gold. This piece takes the classic shape of a fleur-de-lis.
The fleur de lis has been a symbol of French royalty since the 12th century when it was adopted by King Clovis I. The symbol is a stylized play on the lily.
Throughout history, the fleur de lis has been used by hundreds of cultures the world over, though it continues to pervade as a French emblem.
As you can see, the fleur-de-lis is accented with a delicate millegrained edge, giving it a lovely texture and added elegance.
Typically, a watch-pin would be affixed to the waistcoat and the watch would hang from the loop on the reverse.
You will find a loop on the reverse of the pin near the bottom. There is also a classic roll-over safety brooch clasp.
There is a stamped mark on the loop that reads "1/20 12K GF" as well as a mark which includes a capital "G" being pierced by an arrow.
The piece has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the gold.
The reverse of the piece exhibits some expected darkening, though this lovely watch pin remains in outstanding vintage condition overall.
Measurements: 1 3/16" tall, 7/8" wide, 1/4" deep Weight: 2.2 grams (0.08 oz)