Here we have an antique sash pin, striking for the lovely faceted purple rhinestones--in the color of amethyst--set upon an ornate gold tone metal foundation with Etruscan clusters in each corner framed by flowing applied leaves or feathers. The background has tiny raised maple leaves repeating throughout. The sash pin was popular in the late 1800s, when sashes were worn over the shoulder and across the bosom--such as how Queen Victoria wore her sashes--and thus requiring a way to secure the sash at the hip. The pin itself has some weight, allowing it to penetrate layers of fabric. This one, like many, resembles a buckle from the front. The basic and somewhat primitive C-clasp dates it to between 1850-1910. Not sure if the maple leaf theme has anything to do with the 1859 presentation of the maple leaf by the Prince of Wales to the Royal Canadians, marking the first use of the maple leaf a symbol for that country.
The pin measures about 3" wide by just under 2" tall. Weighs 46g--substantial for a brooch, but again the sash pins were often large. Clasp is in working condition.
For the old soul.
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