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Antique Victorian Silver Heraldic Pin His or Hers

Antique Victorian Silver Heraldic Pin His or Hers

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 1014647
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This ornate Victorian pin probably has heraldic meaning, as the coat of arms of a family or organization. We don't need a ceremonial reason to enjoy it, though; it will add an aristocratic note to any lapel, scarf, ascot or necktie. Measuring about an inch in each direction, it makes a bigger statement due to its dimensionality.

Obviously hand-crafted, it takes the form of a shield lavished with repoussé plumes and orbs and crested by a nicely detailed crown. The silver is unmarked, but appears to be a bit more sturdy than sterling grade (probably around 800), based on its wonderful condition. Fasteners are right for the late 19th century: an old open-C clasp and the type of hinge introduced around 1870. The pinstem would have been elongated originally, but got shortened later in the interest of safety. Although it reached us from a midwestern estate, the pin is undoubtedly of European origin.

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