Happy Holidays! This week's listings will be offered on a buy it now auction format. I will resume my regular no reserve auction format in December. Current items can be purchased and delivered in plenty of time for holiday giving. They will arrive in a small cotton filled gift box.
Being presented is an exquisitely detailed Victorian Mosaic Stick Pin/Stickpin. It tested 14K and is a nice rose gold shade. The head features a center checkerboard type design in black and white tiles. Forming a star around the outer edge of this design are alternating tiles of light and dark green tiles. highlighting this design are small bands of Goldstone. This design is set with black tiles surrounding the star, which set it off nicely and an outer oval frame of Goldstone.The head measures 5/8" by a tad over 1/2" The pin measures 2-7/16" long. It has a spiral cut on the shaft. It came directly out of an estate and has the safety catch on the end. The catch has a nice spring mechanism on the end so that when the little ball is released, it fits tightly over the shaft holding it firmly in place. The safety is marked "PAT "May 20,18?1"( the numbers are too lightly stamped to read clearly) It is yellow gold in color so it probably was at the time bought separately.
A fabulous stick pin in excellent vintage condition that would be a great addition
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