Victorian Silver Persian Turquoise & Ruby Frog Pin
An absolutely charming turquoise pin from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This wonderful pave (French for pavement) set turquoise and silver piece depicts a handsome frog and has a 3-dimensional look. Cabochon turquoise pieces vary in size and color and cover almost the entire surface of the front of the frog and two rubies act as the eyes. A popular style in the nineteenth century, each turquoise stone is hand and bead set. On the back of the piece is the original c-catch clasp along with the stamp "800". It's a wonderful and unusual pin and a must have for the frog collector!
Measurement: The pin measures a little less than 3/4" tall, is 3/4" at the widest point and has a depth of 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. All of the turquoise stones are intact and there is no apparent damage to the silver setting besides very minor surface wear. The pin clasp is secure and in good working condition.