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Any work by artisan Mary Gage is SO hard to find any more, so I am very pleased to be able to offer this wonderful pin and earring set to you. Completely hand made out of sterling silver, the set consists of a matching pin and earrings, with the pin being just slightly larger than the earrings. The set features crimp bezel set rock crystal stones that are surrounded by Gage's well known lily pad motif and just studded with hand made sterling bead balls. This is just simply stunning when worn.
The pin closes on the back with a safety clasp and the earrings have clasp backs (which may be replacements, it's hard to tell). A beautiful set and a rare, rare maker!
The Maine Antiques Digest published an obituary on Ms. Gage (who died at 94) as follows:
"Mary G. Gage died March 13  in Portland, Maine on the eve of the 'Great Blizzard.' She was born August 16, 1898 in St.Mary's (Township) Indiana. During her life, she had been a medical technician, a silversmith, a breeder of French poodles, a used-book seller, and an antiques... read more