Posted 6 years ago
This is a so-called Blackamoor stick pin or hat pin. Gold or silver (it's so tiny I can't make out even the color, but it has a gold color even after polishing) enamelled with a Ruby or Garnet. The head is of onyx or black chalcedony with coral on the head. I would really like to get your opinion on this. There are two obties as far as I am concerned.
The first is that this is a French gold enamelled Blackamoor dated c 1870. The second option is dated mid 1930. How can I date and know what material the head itself was made of. It's all so tiny. Please your opinion !