Posted 5 years ago
Who can help? This is an old brooch from some kind of metal (not magnetic so no iron, it looks like copper). White lacquered and it looks very nice, like lace. I studied the book:
How to be a Jewelry Detective by C. Jeanenne Bell
She indicates this kind of safety pin was patented in the mid 1800's. In Europe she found this type of catch on European pieces as early as 1896. I believe this brooch is indeed European. This brooch has only little value but I think it very nice. Who can tell there maybe some more of?