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Arts & Crafts Bloodstone Stickpin

Brassler bloodstone stickpin. (J9060)


A striking heliotrope, or bloodstone, set in a distinctive Arts & Crafts stickpin.  The stickpin reflects the influence of Medieval design on Victorian and later jewelry makers.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1910

The early Arts & Crafts movement in Britain drew significant inspiration from the craftsmanship and designs of the Middle Ages.  The cruciform-shape of the stickpin and bloodstone reflect the Victorian interest in the symbols and spirituality of the earlier period.

The stickpin was beautifully crafted by The Brassler Company, a maker of fine stickpins.  Note the sturdy pin stem which is securely attached to the gold back.

Cost:  Although this elegant stickpin has sold,  you will find many more beautiful stickpins in the Antique Stickpin Gallery.

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is 2 5/8" long and weighs 2.7 grams.  The cruciform top measures  5/8"by   5/8".

Brassler bloodstone stickpin. (J9060)

Brassler bloodstone stickpin. (J9060)

The maker's mark of The Brassler Company, an oval cartouche enclosing "14" followed by "B", is stamped on the lower reverse.  In the above photo, the maker's mark is partially obscured by the pin stem.

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

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