A pin made from a silver filigree Chinese fingernail protector decorated with purple and green enamels, and a line of raised turquoise and coral cabochons running the length of the pin. The enamels form bamboo leaves and flowers. The pin is further embellished with ornamental filigree and silver beads. The back has a long pin with rotating clasp. The silver has a gold wash.
The word SILVER is stamped on the underside.
3 3/8” (8.4 cm) long x 3/8” (1.0 cm) diameter. Weighs 0.7 oz (20 g)
There are no cracks, dents, breaks or losses, except for some wear to the gold wash along the edges. Otherwise the pin looks completely intact.
A colorful, intricate Chinese pin with an exotic motif. The workmanship is so exact and fine.
Chinese Silver Filigree Fingernail Guard Pin Circa 1920