Victorian Paste Brooch & Hairpin in Original Box
A lovely flower spray brooch of sterling silver with gold washed back is set with forty-four (44) clear white pastes. The brooch is ingeniously designed to accommodate a hair pin with a slide on fitting of base metal thus enabling the Victorian period piece to be worn as two different types of jewelry.
Accompanied by the original textured black leather box of issue with interior of black velvet and cream silk which reads "Blackmore & Co. 28A High Street, Putney, London S.W. and Watchmaker's Goldsmiths & Jewellers". Please note that the fitted velvet area lifts up to store the pin fitting inside the case.
Date: Circa 1880.
Measurements: Brooch is 1-1/4 inches (3 cm) in length by 2-9/16 inches (6.5 cm) in width. Hair pin attachment is 4 inches (10.2 cm) in length. Weight for of 21.1 grams (13.6 dwt) for pin and brooch together.
Hallmarks: a European hallmark.
Condition: Brooch hairpin is excellent. Box is very good with overall light wear and scuffing; interior fine with a few small dark points to cream silk.
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