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Hans Brassler Amethyst Stickpin

Hans Brassler Amethyst and SCrolls stickpin. (SP9620)

Amethyst Scrolls

An elegant stickpin with sinuous, flowing scrolls above and dramatic, angular scrolls below framing a regal amethyst.  The rich purple of the gemstone plays beautifully against the warm tones of the gold.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.

Brassler was an imaginative jeweler who created striking miniature works of art in gold.  He often combined flowing elements of Art Nouveau design with more angular motifs which anticipate the Art Deco era.  He found inspiration for his wonderful jewels in an eclectic range of sources - distant and ancient cultures, the natural world and, most importantly, his own fertile imagination.

The back of this stickpin is finely crafted with a sturdy gold frame securely holding the amethyst and a strong gold pin stem securing the jewel when worn.  The maker's mark of the Brassler Company (a double oval surrounding "14B") is stamped on the lower reverse beneath the pin stem.

Cost: $525

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is 2 11/16" long and the top is 11/16" tall by 9/16" wide.  It weighs 2.9 grams.

Hans Brassler Amethyst and SCrolls stickpin. (SP9620)

Hans Brassler Amethyst and SCrolls stickpin. (SP9620)

A Facet of Amethyst Lore

During the Victorian era amethyst was a favored gemstone with associations of spirituality, mystery and beauty.  But among the ancient Greeks, it was believed that an amethyst jewel could protect a wine drinker from the ill effects of over imbibing.  So, this stickpin is perfect for your next Bacchanalian revel or even a more sedate wine tasting!

To learn more about Hans Brassler and the wonderful jewels he created,  please visit the article  The Extraordinary Stickpins of Hans Brassler.  Additional examples of Brassler's work can be found in the  Antique Stickpin  and the Antique Brooch Galleries.

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

Victorian reverse intaglio terrier stickpin. (SP9607) Art Nouveau amethyst stickpin (J9430). Art Deco Egyptain Revival Stickpin (J9517).

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