Archive for Stick pin
Here is a superb old stick pin set with micromosaics in a floral pattern .The stick pin is made of 800 grade continental silver. The head measures about 1.4 cms long with the pin being about 6.3 cms long in total. All the tiles are in place in this piece of jewellery which dates from the early 1900s.
A lovely piece of micromosaic jewellery offered by AntiquesAvenue for £65 . There is just one of these available but is part of the range of Micromosaic jewellery and stick pin range at www.antiquesavenue.co.uk
A really beautiful antique art nouveau stick pin. This is made of French 18 carat gold with the Eagle head stamped onto the pin. This is the French hallmark for 18 carat. The design of this stick pin is of an art nouveau lady she has a real diamond in her hair and a necklace of three real diamonds
There seems to be an artists signature on the lower left of the ladies head, it looks like a joined letters LR, RL or possibly a B . The head of this pin measures about 1.4 cms diameter and the stick pin is about 6.5 cms long in total . A really lovely piece of original art nouveau jewellery. Clearly there is only one if these available and it will be highly unlikely I will ever find another quite as beautiful.
Today I’m taking a look at tie pins and stick pins. These are pins which have been used for centuries to hold neck wear in place, originally cravats but more usually to hold a tie in place. These pins can also be worn as lapel pins to create a point of interest on the clothing. Originally these pins were just worn by men but in the later Victorian time ladies began to wear them too.
The stick pin has a long needle like point and a decorative finial. These finials are usually made of gold or silver but other materials are sometimes seen. There is often a very decorative shape or a sparkling stone set in the center. The pins can be in the sahpe of an animal, flowers, coins, anchors, hearts, bows, insects or any other motif. There are pins for cricket clubs, sailing clubs and those for horse shows are always popular.
Ive recently purchased quite a collection of stick pins as you can see in the pictures. I am gradually adding these to AntiquesAvenue and will show you a few special ones here today ~ watch out for the next few posts later today.