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Elegant Edwardian Bar Pin

Edwardian bar pin in black and gold. (J9361)

Black and Gold!


The elegance of Edwardian design!  A rich yellow gold bar pin with floral and scroll motifs highlighted by a dark, black enamel background.  A small luminous pearl is set in the center.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Edwardian bar pin in black and gold. (J9361)

The pearl rests in a brightly polished gold setting which gives the glowing orb a golden halo.  Along the sides, the gold accents are stylized lilies or, perhaps, flaming torches - both symbols of faith and love.  The edges of the pin are finished with a fine bead-like pattern that adds a final touch of elegance.

Edwardian bar pin in black and gold. (J9361)

The beauty of the front of the pin is matched by the careful craftsmanship visible on the reverse.  The sturdy gold back provides a solid foundation for the enamel while the strong pin stem and early safety clasp securely hold the pin when it adorns a lapel or blouse.

The top of the safety clasp is stamped with "14K" for the purity of the gold.  Above the gold mark is the maker's mark of Carter, Howe & Company (an arrowhead surrounding a small "C").

Close-up of gold stamp and Carter Gough maker's mark. (J9361)

Carter, Howe (later named Carter, Gough) was an important American maker of fine jewelry.  Founded in 1841 the firm created elegant brooches, cufflinks and other jewels for nearly 100 years.  The firm closed its doors during the 1930s.

Name:  Black and Gold

Cost:  Although this brooch has sold,  you will find many more beautiful brooches in the Antique Brooch Gallery.

Measurements:  This 14kt gold brooch is 2 1/4" long and just under 1/4" wide.  It weighs 4.0 grams.


Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Egyptian Revival winged scarab brooch crafted in 14kt gold. (J3573)Art Nouveau amethyst brooch. (J9223)



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