Vintage WW2 era gold filled locket with heart shaped center and eagle lapel brooch pin signed Samsan Company. Two piece set, both can be worn independently. You can wear the locket on a chain as a pendant if you wish, and wear the brooch pin with a different ornament. The locket measures 1-1/8" x 7/8". It has a ribbed design on both the front and back with a heart shaped center on the front. The locket opens to reveal both original bezels to hold photos and is hallmarked and maker marked "1/20 12K GF Samsan". The eagle lapel brooch pin has outstretched wings with lovely textured realistic details and is sitting on an unfurled banner ribbon. The pin measures 1-5/16" and has a sturdy hook at the bottom and a fold over safety clasp. The pin is maker marked and hallmarked on the back "1/20 12K GF J.H.G.". Measures 2-1/2" total length when worn together. Both are in excellent well cared for condition. Circa 1940s.
About the maker: Samsan Company- (Providence, Rhode Island). Advertised in the trade publication Jewelers Circular Keystone in 1943. Pasco Sammartino, founder. Successors to Sammartino & Sanchirico.
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