One of the best ways to avoid reproductions and fakes is to know and understand how originals are made. Reproductions are rarely made the same as originals due to changes in materials, labor costs and modern production techniques. When looking at brooches, you can get a good idea of the age of the piece by studying the catches, hinges and pins Fig. For the purposes of our discussion we are going to use the words “brooch” to mean the decorative, ornamental piece. The word “pin” will refer to the pointed piece of metal that pierces the clothing. The “hinge” is the assembly that allows the pin to pivot. The “catch” is the piece or mechanism that holds the fastener at the pointed end opposite the hinge. Pins, hinges, catches and other non-decorative pieces such as jump rings, latches, etc. Tube hinges were also used during other eras but not to the extent they were used during last half of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. Tube hinges are formed by three cylinders, or tubes, of hollow metal Figs.
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There are a number of clues you can use to successfully date antique and vintage brooches and pins. This usually begins with looking at things like clasps and hinges, since certain types are known to have been used during specific periods in time. In addition to examining the components and findings, you’ll want to look at the overall style, examine for signs of repair, and use a jeweler’s loupe to locate any identifying marks present as you’re dating jewelry.
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Stick pins, a collectable and affordable form of antique jewellery that compels plenty of intrigue and fascination. Composing of primarily two components, a long pin and a decorative head, this type of antique jewellery still survives today in the form of a tie pin, but it is no longer the gorgeous and individual piece that it once was. Here at Lillicoco, we love stick pins and we know you do too. How can you not?
Ranging from adorable to elegant, eccentric to understated, in the antique world there are a myriad of pieces. However, not for long. Antique stick pins are widely sought after amongst antique aficionados and burgeoning appreciators. And many of them are unique, crafted from a variety of materials, each displaying a distinctive stick pin head. Unlike other forms of glittering jewellery at this time, designed for their aesthetic appeal, stick pins were largely created during and for a utilitarian purpose.
Stick pins allowed for wealthy gentleman to forge a respectable appearance, incredibly important within their society. Originally created as part of a 17th-century military uniform, the rudimentary cravat was designed to protect the neck from an ill-fated spear. Surely, these would have needed stick pins too if the process of them holding in place was not only arduous but also life-threatening?
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Oct 26, – Antique Vintage Hat Pin No 7 from Single Owner Collection of A beautiful stick-dagger w/ a cloisonne design by Faberge’, dating: circa
The shells most prized for carving cameos are those with naturally occurring layers of contrasting color. Shown here is a cameo carved into a kameynye shell, from the collection of author and historian Carol Greene. Courtesy of Dr. Anthony Cavo. The Italian word for cameo is cammeo. While the origins of the word may yet remain a mystery, the history of cameos and their popularity are well documented. Roman author and philosopher Pliny the Elder 23 to 79 A.
The ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians carved cameos as long ago as five thousand years; these were carved in stone and later composed of glass. Shell cameos, relatively new in the history of cameos, became popular six- to seven-hundred years ago during the Renaissance but the height of their popularity occurred during the Victorian era.
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The safety pin was patented in , although it was just a more sophisticated version of the Bronze Age pins, and is used for some brooches. Another clasp that began to be used about is the cone-shaped clasp, like a thicker C-Clasp, which offered more security to the wearer. Hinges, too, finally changed towards the end of the 19th century.
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Anyone who is interested in, or collects vintage jewelry, knows all about pins and brooches. But one less commonly talked about pin is a stick pin. Stick pins are pins similar to small dressmaker pins, except that they are longer and often have quite ornamental tops to them. Scarf and Stick Pins have been popular for well over years, dating back to the 18th century, where they were worn by gentlemen of the establishment.
As they became more popular, they began being worn by both men and women, either on lapels, ties, or scarves. Most of the later vintage designs were made between
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The Wehrmacht, literally, Defensive Might, or more accurately, Defense Forces, was the unified armed forces of Germany from to It consisted of the Heer army , the Kriegsmarine navy and the Luftwaffe air force. This organization authorized and issued combat badges designed to recognize the actions performed by certain soldiers while in combat. When a badge was issued the soldier often times recieved a stickpin. This allowed the person to show that he earned the award without having to wear the bigger and heavier full version.
GERMAN WWII COMBAT AND CIVILIAN STICK PINS – The German armed forces and political The words Cholm and date are placed below. WWII IRON.
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Dating archaeological objects precisely is difficult, even when using techniques such as radiocarbon dating. Using a recently developed method, based on the presence of sudden spikes in carbon concentration, scientists at the University of Groningen, together with Russian colleagues, have pinned the date for the construction of an eighth-century complex in southern Siberia to a specific year. This allows archaeologists to finally understand the purpose for building the complex — and why it was never used.
The Por-Bajin complex, on the border of the Russian Federation and Mongolia, measures x metres and has outer walls of twelve metres high.
A cool ‘claw and egg’ motif antique stick pin – however, instead of an egg, the Based on the cut of the diamond we suspect that it was added at a later date.
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Click to Enlarge Photo. Antique Diamond Stick Pin. This item has been sold. A cool ‘claw and egg’ motif antique stick pin – however, instead of an egg, the golden creature is proudly displaying a bright light yellow brilliant-cut diamond weighing. Based on the cut of the diamond we suspect that it was added at a later date. Item Number Materials:. Add to Favorites Add to Favorites.