ITEM: Jabot Pin.
COMPOSITION: silver. tested positive for silver couldn't be 800 or 925.
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent
WEIGHT: 9.1 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 5 1/4" length.
COMMENTS: Jabot" (pronounced zhah-Bow) in French means "ruffle," an ornamental cloth frill, formerly worn by men in front of a shirt or by women in front of a blouse, in the chest region. A "jabot-pin" originally served a dual purpose, of securing the jabot on to the shirt or blouse, and serving as an ornament like a brooch. Thus, the "jabot-pin" performs the function of a tie-pin as well as a brooch. It can be described as a type of brooch, with a central pin, that joins two ornamental terminals, one at each end of the stem. One of the terminals can be removed, enabling the pointed end of the pin to pass through the fabric for attachment. The pointed end of the stem that passes under the fabric, is again brought up above the fabric, after a short distance determined by the length of the pin, and the terminal again attached. Thus, when the jabot-pin is worn, the pin stem is hidden, and the two terminals appear separated by fabric. Another name for a "jabot-pin" is "cliquet-pin."
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