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1860s Victorian Pinchbeck & Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Pin
Spellbinding mid-1800s Victorian pinchbeck brooch created in a gorgeous crescent moon shape featuring tiny seed pearls and a wreath accent. A gorgeous addition to any outfit! Pinchbeck is a brass alloy created in the 18th century to mimic the appearance of gold; it allowed less wealthy folks to own something that looked like gold. It fell out of fashion when 9k carat gold was introduced to the market, making it a rarer find! C-clasp at back.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with some wear to the finish (as is common with pinchbeck), likely where it was handled most at the points of the crescent and on the back -- not noticeable when worn. I believe the clasp was replaced at some point in the early to mid 1900s. Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or content hallmarks. Appears to be made of pinchbeck (could be low carat gold, but the wear to the finish makes me thing pinchbeck) and seed pearls.
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