I didn't know what this bow shaped pin was until I found it in a very old book. Yes, it is pre-corsage pin. Gather you little bouquet, maybe wrap the stems and then jam the big poker through the base and pin to your coat. Not marked but sterling with pretty Art Nouveau vines, C clasp. See more corsage pins: #6012, 7742 and 9205.
This precious little Victorian basket with woven sterling is overflowing with real amber as grapes. Even has sterling leaves and vines. It has a bail to be worn as a necklace (1 1/2 inches) but it could also star in a sterling miniature collection. Detail is amazing. See several images including closeup of amber.
Art Nouveau Sash Pin In Gilt Brass And Blue Crystal
Early 1900s oval sash pin in gilt brass with applied floral and foliate designs and a cobalt blue, bezel-set, facetted glass round on opposite ends of the brooch. This Art Nouveau sash pin is in excellent, original and unpolished condition, with a domed center and an early 'C' clasp. Size is 3 x 1 1/2 inches.
This Art Deco, geometric sash pin is signed sterling along with 3 hallmarks on the back which are not legible. It is rectangular in shape with openwork and a faux hasp to make it look like a buckle. This vintage sterling sash pin is in excellent, original and unpolished condition with simple 'C' clasp and heavy pin stem. Measurements are 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 and is gently curved.
Beautiful, dainty Victorian Pin is made of 12K Rose gold (not just goldfilled) and has small seed pearls that appear real and red stone that is probably a ruby, set with 6 prongs. Quality! It's sweet and in excellent condition, darker spots in image are just shadows. About 1 inch square with barrel hinge and C clasp.
Tiny but lovely Victorian pin is less than 1 inch across, 1/2 top to bottom. One of the itty-bitty pearls is a replacement. Under loupe you can see one little dent in the enameling - never to be seen with naked eye! Goldfill is in excellent condition. C clasp is stamped J H E - not too sure of last letter.
This vintage sash pin has been designed to look like a buckle with an applied hasp. This oval brooch has a matte gilt finish, probably over brass, with applied, finely detailed leaves and a bunch of grapes and foliate engraving around the base. This Victorian era sash pin is in excellent, original and unpolished condition with a simple 'C' clasp. Size is 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches.
Sash Pin In Gilt Brass And Amethyst Late 1800s Vintage
This is a wonderfully ornate sash pin, dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. It is made of antiqued gilt brass with a curved rectangular base and a scalloped, applied circle, all with bezel-set amethyst glass stones. This sash pin has all the elements of Art Nouveau design, with foliate forms and beautifully curved lines. There is a large, domed and faceted dark amethyst glass center, with 8 smaller rounds set around the circular piece. There are pale amethyst glass pieces at the four corners of the base. This Art Nouveau sash pin in in excellent, original and unpolished condition with wonderful, dark patina. It has the older style, heavy 'C' clasp and pin stem and measures 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches and is gently curved to lie perfectly when worn. This piece should be worn on heavier material such as a coat, blazer or even a purse ornament, due to both the weight of the brooch and the thickness of the pin stem.
Even though this set was not bought together I think they match. The Onyx brooch is probably victorian. It has the connection to make it a necklace on the back. The stone is 3/4 in diameter with gold base around 1 1/4 in diameter. The Onyx clip on earrings are dated around the 60's. Earrings are 1 in diameter. All in excellent shape.
Sash Pin In Gilt Brass With Applied Leaves And Amethyst
Victorian sash pin in a gilt brass oval with symmetrical engraved lines and a hook to make it appear to be a buckle--a common theme in sash pins of the era. It has applied, finely textured leaves and a large, amethyst glass facetted oval. The bezel-set stone is surrounded with a foliate frame. This lovely piece of vintage jewelry is in very good, original condition with slight finish wear on the leaves. I have not polished the sash pin as I prefer to leave vintage items in their original condition. Brooch has the old style 'C' clasp which is stamped G.L.P. and it measures 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 and is domed to a depth of 1/2 inch and is a substantial piece.
Wonderful Victorian sash pin from the turn of the 20th century with a domed, rounded rectangular shape. The cut-out designs have a graceful foliate form with soft engraving. The center is a bezel-set amethyst glass, faceted oval. This vintage sash pin is a very high quality piece, with more hand work and substantial weight. It appears that it has a gold wash which has worn unevenly, but I have not tried to polish the brooch as I prefer original finish. Besides the finish, this sash pin is in excellent, original condition, great patina and an old 'C' Clasp. Measurements are 2 7/8 x 1 5/8 x 3/8 inch depth. Fabulous!
Beautiful gilt metal sash pin in a rectangular shape with water lily, reed and foliate designs with curved edges. There are two lovely flowers with jade glass cabochons and a diamond shape jade glass form applied to the open portian of this early 1900s sash pin. This Art Nouveau sash pin has an early 'C' clasp with heavy pin stem, and is in very good original condition with good patina. It does has some darker areas on the finish but I prefer to leave the original finish intact.
It is very unusual to find a Victorian sash pin in pristine condition, but this one is a fine example. Simple, elgant design in the shape of an oval buckle in brushed and bright gold color metal is actually a large brooch, signed GLP on the old style simple 'C' clasp. This sash pin is in excellent original condition and does not appear to have ever been worn. It has the heavy pin and clasp characteristic of the late 1800 to early 1900s jewelry and measures 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches.
Those Victorians came up with some cute lady things! This embroidery scissor and its holder is 2 1/4 inches in length, made with rolled gold, highlighted with silver flowers and a red stone. Back has a very good tube hinge and elongated C clasp. Excellent condition - even perfect.
Surprise! This Victorian bracelet doesn't have a spring at all - unless there is one hidden in the joint. If so it is set to turn sideways so you open it by pulling the 2 pieces apart, sideways, not out. It's an oval measuring - 2 1/2 x 1 3/4, is of rolled gold and in very good condition.
Quite the pin for a Victorian lady in a heavy coat or jacket or maybe in the hair. The wonderful pattern of silver suggests Art Nouveau and measures 3 inches by 1 across top. Bowed 3/4 inch out and set with a real amethyst (I think - it shows flaws unlike glass). Tube hinge, C clasp and pin is so long it bends up a bit at end to fit in clasp - makes it very secure. It has a strange knob on the back - to hold it secure? Beats me - see picture. Excellent condition. Old enough to have no marks.
I love these loveknots, espcially when they have the safety pin. This one is hefty, 1 3/4 inches across. It's goldfill has worn a bit on the high spots. Note the 2 little rubies too. Tube hinge and C clasp sticking beyond the pin indicate age and considering that, it is in very good condition. See more like this: 9772, 9773 and more.
Sash Pin Antique Gold With Applied Nouveau Designs
This is a lovely Art Nouveau sash pin from early in the 20th century, made of gilded brass. The base layer is a stamped rectangle with Art Nouveau swirled designs and an open center. There are four beads as well as four swirled shield shapes applied to the corners and each side of the brooch. The centerpiece has been applied to the open, central portion of the sash pin and has swirled and foliate designs and have a heavy, rather baroque look. This vintage sash pin is in wonderful, original condition with great patina, perfectly complementing the design. It has a secure safety clasp and great versatility. Measurement are 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 inch.
Sash Pin Large Victorian Brooch With Appplied Flowers
This is a wonderful Victorian era sash pin, dating from the late 1800s or very early 1900s. This is a large and heavy piece in gilded brass with a lovely, scrolled border. This early sash pin has applied designs of flowers and leafy vines and also a hook to make it appear to be a buckle. Sash pins were originally designed, as the name says, to be worn on the sash of a dress. However, due to the size and weight of these brooches, they're generally worn on a coat or blazer. This Victorian sash pin is in wonderful, original condition with the gilding showing very little wear. It has an older style 'C' clasp and does show wear on the back. It's a wonderful and large example of early costume jewelry. Measurements are 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches and is slightly domed to accomodate heavy fabrics.
Sash Pin Fine Enamel Victorian Brooch With Maple Leaf
Fine Basse-Taile enamel sash pin, probably late 1800s vintage, in gilt brass with extremely fine enamel work. The brooch has soft, curving lines with theborders of brass with engraving at the corners. The frame has deep green enamel over finely etched background. The center is an applied autumn Maple leaf showing the changing colors of the fall season. This enamelled sash pin is in excellent condition with the exception of a small hairline just below the tip of the leaf, visible on close inspection. This Victorian brooch has the older 'C' clasp and heavy pin stem, measuring 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches, gently domed to give a nice, dimensional look.
This Victorian pin deserves a close-up look - I have never seen anything like it. First of all, the theme: a swan and seashell are unusual for Victorian times. The rose rolled gold of the seashell has beautiful detail. Now note the contrast of yellow gold under the swan; it's rough, like she is paddling like crazy. The swan is nicely 3 dimensional with applied wings showing individual feathers. Alas, the swan is not sterling so some of the silver has worn off the top wing. Otherwise, excellent condition. Back has fat c clasp or half tube. There is a small loop on back, under swan - I wonder if something was suppose to hang from it? Tell me if you know!
10 1/2 inches plus swivel, chain and bar. Rolled rose gold findings and locket with tiny rubies(?) and pearl. Bird and flower etched on heart locket. Hair is beautifully done in 2 fancy braids and in perfect condition - must have been long hair - no strands sticking out. Some wear on point of heart where it was grasped to be opened and on the little strip where stones are set. Otherwise, very good condition. With a little added chain, this would make a unique necklace.
Sash Pin Oval Gilt Brass Embossed Buckle-style Brooch
Victorian sash pin shows an elegant design in heavy gilt brass with a classic nouveau style, overall embossed design. Created to look like a buckle, this sash pin dates from the late 1800s to early 1900s, during the height of their popularity. This sash pin/brooch is in excellent original condition, with older style C clasp and a stamped signature which looks like GLGP. Size is 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 inches deep. Excellent example of its kind.
This is a more dainty Victorian bracelet than you usually see - maybe it was intended for a young girl or a lady with small wrists. Moderate oval is 2 inches by 1 3/4. Rolled rose gold covers the circle studded with tiny opals and ruby (I don't know if they are real) and the pointed decorations on each side. Narrow bracelet is also rosy rolled gold, so carefully done that is hard to see if there is a core of base metal. Clasp is cleverly hidden under the center circle and is a version of a box clasp with an arrow rather than a spring - works well. Very good condition with only a few small scratches on top rolled gold decorations.
Very interesting older piece in a figural design of a wide bow covered with different sizes of round rhinestone and a center band of baguettes. The stones have darkened in a fairly uniform way, give a nice vintage look. The fun part of the older piece is an open round applied to the back, with cotton inside. This was designed for the wearer to place a dab of perfume before wearing the pin. During the evening, or whenever, the wearer's body heat would serve to diffuse the perfume. Bow pin appears to be rhodium plated white metal and is in very good condition. I don't think the dark stones are a problem as they give a great look to the piece. Brooch has a secure safety clasp and measures 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. For the lover of vintage jewelry.
Art Nouveau/deco Style Silver & Carnelian Necklace
Very graceful Art Nouveau/Deco pendant necklace, possibly a transitional piece. The pendant dangles from a round floral stamping and has an ornate, two layer setting. A large, facetted carnelian glass oval is sawtooth set in the center. The setting has snakelike twists on the outer ring, with an applied section of graceful, flowing lines. The chain consists of openwork, oval links with four smooth carnelian glass ovals as accents. The metal is unmarked with a silvery color and is fairly lightweight. It has a bright, silvery look and doesn't appear to need polishing. This necklace is in excellent, original condition and has a spring ring clasp. The pendant is 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches and the neckline measurement is 18 inches. This is a beautiful piece and a great gift idea.
This is an unusual piece and I'm not really certain what use it was made for. The design is a row of unmarked silver flowers which have been applied to a curved band. Given the shape of this pin/brooch, it could have been used as a hat ornament, worn at the waist, or possibly to hold a corsage or bouquet. This mystery pin is in great, original condition with excellent patina. Although the pin is not marked, it does appear to be sterling. This unusual piece has a secure safety clasp and is 3 1/2 x 5/8 inches. The curved design give it a depth of 3/8 inch. I've included a side view to show how the piece is curved.
Victorian mourning pin is 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 and I don't know what it's made of - bog oak? Gutta Percha? Not wood, not jet, not onyx - maybe very early plastic? Definitely a bunch of grapes. Very good condition. C clasp. Black is hard to photograph.
This Victorian era pin/brooch is created with two oval and one round tiger's eye cabochons prong set into unmarked silver setting. Although the setting is not marked, it does appear to be sterling. The placement of the three tiger's eye cabochons make the brooch look like a bug--or not! The pin is in excellent, original condition with very nice patina. The clasp is the older C clasp and the pin stem extends out beyond the setting, generally a characteristic of older pieces. The tiger's eye has a wonderful cat's eye effect call chatoyancy and adds elegance to this wonderful early piece. Size is 1 5/8 x 1/2 inch
Neat figural design of a bunch of grapes, with blue glass moonstone grapes, silvertone leaves and stem and clear rhinestone accents. Vintage around 1930s, this fur clip was designed with two sharp prongs to wear on a fur or heavy coat, but would also look stunning on a blazer or heavy sweater. Unsigned fur clip in silvertone metal is in great condition appropriate to its 70 year age. All stones bright and present and the clip is tight and secure. Size is 2 x 3 1/8 inches--probably a pre-WWII piece.
Interesting old dress clip in a white metal with a pewter-like finish in a figural design of flowers cascading from a stem with three leaves. The flowers and leaves have tiny, paste-set, turqoise glass rhinestones. On close inspection, I can see that a few are missing, but there are so many, it doesn't really detract from this cool dress clip. The clip-back is tight and secure and there is a shiny finish on the back, unlike the front which has a pewter-like finish. This could mean that the plating has worn from the front, leaving a soft finish to the metal. Size is 1 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches. Price reflects missing stones, etc.
New to me but very old, this perfectly wonderful Victorian dragonfly pin is in very good condition. Some of the goldfill has worn from the high spots of wings and patterned edges but it only adds to the patina. Not quite big enough to qualify as a sash pin, it measures almost 59 inches by 1 ½ and has the old C clasp. The golden stones are all bezelset and 2 center ones are open backed for more glow. Largest stone looks darker but I think it is just the size and open back. I am not sure it is anatomically correct - legs look like they should be on a cricket! See 2 pictures.
Wonderful Scots agate brooch in a geometric inlay pattern with bands of white, bloodstone, black onyx, jasper, moss agate, and mossy jasper. The agates are bezel set with a twisted wire border and an older C clasp. The metal is unmarked, but I believe it is sterling. The back has a tag marked circa 1910 which was there when I bought this piece. Brooch measure 3 x 3/4 x 1/4 deep and is in excellent condition. Nice addition to a collection of Scottish jewelry.
EEK! It's a huge beetle! Maybe even the model for a scarab. He hangs over an oval opening on the rectangular pin that measures 2 inches by a bit over 1 inch. He (or she) is 1 1/4 inches long. Great detail if you know your bugs- compound eyes, hairy legs, folded wings and those horny, hairy things on the head. The beetle is cast metal too, with a hollow underside and has been carefully applied over the opening. Excellent condition except that the bezels on some of the tiny red and green stones look like they have been banged around a bit - or maybe they are just soft metal - certainly not noticeable with that beetle around! C clasp.
This is an old victorian cufflink that was made into a pendant. It has mother of pearl on the cufflink and the necklace is made out of freshwater pearls. The pendant measures 3/4 X 3/4 and the necklace measures 16 .
Victorian agate pin is probably Scottish. I can't tell if the gold bands that hold that beautiful 2 1/4 inch agate are heavy rolled gold or fill but it shines very nicely with a a rosy tone. C clasp had broken off so new safety clasp has been quite neatly soldered on. No, neither of those rounded ends have been chipped and there are no cracks either in a hundred year or more - a miracle.
My Victorian expert identifies this pin as made of pinchbeck - a metal alloy made to look like gold which it does. but maybe it is rolled gold. It's certainly old - check that pin point sticking way out. Hollow construction with back looking like silver and tube hinge are clues too. All those curls and curves look like Art Nouveau - maybe a transition piece? 2 x 1 1/2 inches, it has a sturdy C clasp and is in very good condition. Don't forget to note etching on center ribbon.
1902 BirminghamSterling and enamel pendant on chain. There is some wear to the enameling. The pendant is engraved on the bak and says W.H.Birch . It measures 1 X 1 1/4 . The chain measures 24 . The chain is new.
This bug has certainly survived for a long time - all the way from Victorian times. Bug has a red faceted glass teardrop body, bezelset and a brilliant(which still is)for the head. The etched L shaped handle on the bar is rolled gold probably legs and underside too. A little soldering shows on the front side by one buggy leg but is not noticeable under normal conditions - but it tells us it is handmade! Safety pin clasp. Measures 2 1/8 inches across and bug is 5/8 inch long. Very good condition.
Very Victorian, this pin that looks like it should be on the generous chest of a Victorian matron. It's black enamel is in excellent condition,with lots of gold or brass edges peeking through, including around the center diamond shape. Rhinestones show some age but not bad. This pin had a wash of silver originally but that's worn off except for low points between rhinestones and some on the back. 1 3/4 x almost 1 inch, simple clasp.
Sash Pin Openwork Gilt Brass Brooch W/amethyst Glass
Wondeful openwork stamped gilt brass sash pin with nouveau flowing lines surrounding a high domed and facetted amethyst glass round in a sawtooth bezel. This vintage sash pin has an old style C clasp and measures 2 3/4 x 2 inches, excellent original condition with great patina.
Perfect to wear at the neck of an elegant silk blouse, this lovely bit of gilt filigree has an openbacked, bezelset amethyst stone in the center. Pin measures 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 and stone is 5/8 inch long. Note the fine detail of the filigree - I have never seen better and the gilt finish is in excellent condition. C clasp - note pin point sticking beyond filigree - an indication of age.
Twisted silver wire shouts Victorian and this one is an especially nice one with lots of wire lace. Entire pin is constructed with wire except round blobs in center of flowers. Raised center flower has curved, 3 dimensional leaves on each side. 2 inches by 1 inch with C clasp. Very old and very good condition.
A Victorian bar pin that got sort of warped is what we have here and it only makes it more unusual It's gold-filled and twisted into a figure 8 with a crown shape in the middle and 2 types of balls on the ends. The ball with bumps reminds me of the ends on some Victorian bracelets and I have seen that rolled gold etched idea on more conventional bar pins. About 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Sturdy clasp with C clasp and in very good condition.
Victorian sash pin, marked sterling top and designed to look like a buckle, is actually a brooch with older style C clasp. The buckle piece has been resoldered and some solder is visible, but it's still a wonderful, older sash pin, finish wear on the back, but the front looks great, interesting design features, 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches.
This pin is old! It is Victorian in love knot style, and made of cast metal with a gold highlights. Outer twisted circle has a seam where metal was joined after being bent into a twisted circle - handmade. Center holds a prong-set jewel of clear cut glass and is then surrounded with additional decorative gold prongs. The 4 tiny red stones are of an unusual square cut and held in place with a crimped bezel - see enlarged picture. C clasp, very good condition. Rarely seen.
This is a mini version of a sash pin and would look very nice at the neck of a blouse. 1 1/2 x 1 inch, it has the simulated buckle prong on one side and a dainty 1/2 inch oval bezel set topaz stone on the other side. Finish appears to be gold wash and shows very little wear: thus, very good condition. Doesn't look like it was worn much. C clasp contains the small letter g, followed by L P.
Rectangular sash pin in geometric design so reminiscent of the Deco period, basse-taille enamel in off-white over a diamond background, with a leaf and floral design on each side. This vintage brooch has an old style C clasp, slight damage to the enamel in one corner, but doesn't really detract from the beauty of this fine old piece, probably gilt brass, original, untouched condition, 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches
This sash pin has a two-part construction, with a plain face plate connected by a line of loops to the top plate, which has an applied, heavily detailed foliate design. This vintage brooch has older style C clasp and fine original patina--your choice to clean or leave in its original condition, a very substantial 2 x 3 , 1/2 deep, very good condition.