VICTORIAN FRENCH NATURAL PEARL HAND PIN WITH ANTIQUE BOX. Throughout history hands have all been captured in expressive motif in antique jewellery. They draw attention to unruly bodies and desires, they represent status and idealizations and expectations of gender, emblems of love and power, strenght and romance. Here a meaningful example of French hand stickpin with natural pearl from Victorian era. Yellow gold sets the scene for a three-dimensional pin in the form of the outstretched hand.
Gently held between the thumb and the forefinger is a shimmering natural saltwater pearl measuring approx 3.1 mm in diameter, perhaps a love message. Beautifully rendered the hand has an engraved cuff with fine details and shows visual and textural appeal. Artfully crafted in 18 Kt yellow gold in Paris during Victorian era by a master goldsmith F.Very good overall conditions commensurate to use and age. Assay French eagle's head from Paris, maker FV and countermarks. 1 natural saltwater pearl non drilled measuring approx 3.1 x 2.8 mm in diameter; (all gemstones estimated on mounting). Hand is 10.6 mm wide and 19.4 mm long; pin is 6.7 cm long. International Buyers - Please Note. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Brooches & Pins".
The seller is "antiquevelvetgloves-shop" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.