This very old antique bar pin dates from the early part of the Art Deco period, or about 1920. The pin is very unique as the high-quality Austrian crystals are old world European table cuts. Table cuts are an old-world method of gem cutting used to simulate the look of diamonds. The facets are brilliant as they were all hand cut.
There are 8 crsytals total, each about 3/16" wide (slightly less than 1/4"). All of the stones are prong set in old silver painted pot metal that was molded and imprinted with geometric Art Deco designs. Each of these 8 settings were made individually and were hand soldered together to make this double row bar pin. Very unique old-world construction.
The pin has the original brass C clasp and is not signed. It measures 1 5/8" long x 3/4" tall.
All of the old crystals are original and in fabulous sparkling condition with no facet wear, scratches or chips. The pot metal was most likely painted all silver at one time. The appearance now is a mix of the old silver paint and the dark grey pot metal. Not sure exactly which country it was made in, but it is most certainly European.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.