Late Victorian Sterling Silver Dog Head Pin
A wonderful and unusual dog pin from the Late Victorian (ca1900) era! The pin is made of sterling silver and is very detailed, representing a 3-dimensional dog's face. The dog has a wide, thick collar around its neck fastened with a large buckle, and the repousse detail forming its face includes expressive features and raised ears. Despite the size and thick design of the pin, it is hollow inside and lightweight to wear. On the back of the pin is a simple bar pin and c-catch clasp, allowing it to be easily fastened to a favorite garment. Perfect for any dog lover, this charming pin would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pin measures approximately 1 1/2" tall, 1 3/8" at the widest point, and 5/8" in depth.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or repousse detail. The pin clasp is secure and in good working condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver, which adds depth to the design.