ANTIQUE FRENCH 18K GOLD FINELY CARVED NATURAL CORAL SNARLING DOG STICKPIN c1840
A fine quality antique French solid 18 carat gold stickpin; finely made, its head modelled in 3d as a dog, hand carved from a single piece of natural pink-orange coral. Housed in its original fitted retailers box, initialed 'EP'.
A beautifully carved, very collectable & extremely wearable pin!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use, a few negligible nicks here & there. May benefit from a very delicate clean.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1850/60. French eagle's head gold control mark to pin.
DIMENSIONS: Over 3 ½ inches long overall, head 19 x 15 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 4.5 grams.