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This is basically hers. We’ve added to it. GUEST: When she passed away, we found them in the safe deposit box and didn’t realize there were that many of them. And my husband really liked it, so we decided we would continue the collection. I picked out a few different examples. Most of them are English and American, late 19th, early 20th century.
railroad and industry uniform buttons dating between and the s. 3/4″ Silver plated stick pin, sterling silver pad, bullet clutch Button Size: approx.
The safety pin was patented in , although it was just a more sophisticated version of the Bronze Age pins, and is used for some brooches. Another clasp that began to be used about is the cone-shaped clasp, like a thicker C-Clasp, which offered more security to the wearer. Hinges, too, finally changed towards the end of the 19th century. Ball hinges came in around and riveted hinges around You are commenting using your WordPress.
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High to Low, Date: New to Old, Date: Old to New. s Horseshoe & Riding Crop Stick Pin. Sale. s Horseshoe & Riding Crop Stick Pin $ $
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. A collection of hat pins in a silver plated shoe cushion. A collection of vintage hat pins. An Art Nouveau 18ct yellow gold natural pearl hat pin, one natural pearl, 3. Set five sterling silver golf stick form hatpins each with a hallmarked silver head to the golf stick, marked for Birmingham Shafts of hatpins in silver plate, worn. Iridescent carnival glass hat pin.
A sterling silver hatpin , 2 x bread forks, cherub ornament and a swan brand gold plated fountain pen and pencil, 19th and 20th century, the longest 36 cm. Five early 20th century silver and Satsuma hat Pins; 2 x Shillings, an enamelled maple leaf, and 2 x Satsuma scalloped plaque featuring mother and daughter 1 chip , stamp to back, other pendeloque shape featuring a dragon, all with steel pins….
An 18ct yellow gold hat pin , set with a cultured pearl.
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The shells most prized for carving cameos are those with naturally occurring layers of contrasting color. Shown here is a cameo carved into a kameynye shell, from the collection of author and historian Carol Greene. Courtesy of Dr. Anthony Cavo. The Italian word for cameo is cammeo.
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Discussion in ‘ Jewelry ‘ started by spartcom5 , Mar 24, Log in or Sign up. Antiques Board. Featured Some cool gold stickpins! Help in dating them? What flower is this? Bought these over the last two weeks. Amazing little stickpin! I believe it to be s but could be earlier. The 2nd flower stickpin is interesting. The flower part is marked sterling but the stick that was put on it is 14k.
Tested electronically and acid. Never seen a gold stick put on a sterling head, cool!
Dating Brooch Fasteners – 1850 to 1910
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One of the best ways to avoid reproductions and fakes is to know and understand how originals are made. Reproductions are rarely made the same as originals due to changes in materials, labor costs and modern production techniques. When looking at brooches, you can get a good idea of the age of the piece by studying the catches, hinges and pins Fig.
For the purposes of our discussion we are going to use the words “brooch” to mean the decorative, ornamental piece. The word “pin” will refer to the pointed piece of metal that pierces the clothing. The “hinge” is the assembly that allows the pin to pivot.
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There are a number of clues you can use to successfully date antique and vintage brooches and pins. This usually begins with looking at things like clasps and hinges, since certain types are known to have been used during specific periods in time. In addition to examining the components and findings, you’ll want to look at the overall style, examine for signs of repair, and use a jeweler’s loupe to locate any identifying marks present as you’re dating jewelry.
Sale Date: 08 December Result: £1, 18 CT WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND DRESS BROOCH by Brooches & Stick Pins at Ross’s Auctions.
Identifying antique hatpins is no easy task. If you want to start collecting these small Victorian accessories , you’ll need to do your research and learn from the experts. Jodi Lenocker, Former President and current Vice President of the American Hatpin Society , started collecting antique hatpins in and shares some tips to help you identify them. The history of hatpin use dates back as far as the s, but they were most popular from about the s to the s.
Hatpins in the early s were handmade by families in the trade. By , France was the prime place to import hatpins from. In , the British Parliament passed an act making it so people could only buy imported hatpins on January 1st and 2nd each year. These manufacturing and purchasing restrictions made hatpins rare.
In , the pin making machine was invented in the United States. Countries like England and France created their own machines soon after. In the late s and early s, women wishing to do away with the traditional bonnets held on by ribbons began needing hatpins to keep their hats on.