Posted 2 years ago
Hi Collector Friends,
I recently found this sash pin at a local thrift. It was quite dirty but I loved the enamel. I expected it to be brass, although in consulting Roseann Ettinger's book Popular Jewelry 1840-1940, I see they were also done in sterling. The color was so striking when I cleaned it that on a whim I tested it for 10k. It seems to test as 10k. I tried it twice and even tried scratching the back. I know this is not fool proof but I hope it is 10k. The pin is 2 and 5/8 inches wide, including the full length of the pin and 1 and 7/16" tall.