Carl Schon was a Baltimore based jeweler in the 1920s who became famous for his designs in sterling silver. His most famous designs were detailed depictions of seahorses, however, he also incorporated other works into his repertoire. His company made use of stones and jewelry imported from Europe and created custom designs, often by plating actual seahorses in silver or gold, and then incorporating the customer's name into the piece. Carl Schon, Inc. continued the artist's legacy after his death and manufactured jewelry until the 1970's. Today, his rare pieces are highly collectable and continue to appeal to jewelry lovers for their exceptional detail and wonderful artistry.
This fabulous vintage pin is a wonderful example of Carl Schon, Inc. designs! A bold and unusual sterling silver piece, this life-sized pin portrays a seahorse profile, likely casted using the real sea creature. Incredible 3-dimensional details, including a curled tail, wonderful bone and plate structure, long snout and delicate eye, add marvelous texture and depth to this pin. Found on the back of the piece is a long secured pin clasp and the signature hallmark, "Carl Schon, Inc." This fabulous pin has a very striking look, and would make an incredible addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pin measures approximately 3 5/8" long, measures about 1 3/4" across at it's widest point, and is a about 1/2" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting. The pin and clasp are in excellent working condition.