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Brassler Bloodstone Stickpin

Hans Brassler scarab and bloodstone stickpin. (J9127)

Brassler Scarab

Hans Brassler's imaginative interpretation of a winged scarab finely executed in bloodstone and gold.  The oval bloodstone (or heliotrope) forms the body of the scarab while the goldwork serves as backward sweeping wings with two rear legs touching at the base.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.

Hans Brassler was an innovative jewelry designer who created beautiful stickpins for a few short years in the early 1900s.  He often found inspiration for his jewels in natural elements, fantastic creatures, and the beliefs and arts of past and distant cultures.  In this jewel he invokes the mysteries of ancient Egypt while combining elements of the Art Nouveau and Gothic Revival styles.  Note the flowing curves and tight spirals of the stylized wings and the small Gothic trefoil created where the scarab's rear legs touch at the base.  Brassler excelled at imaginatively wedding elements from diverse sources and styles in his jewels.

Cost:  $625

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is 2 11/16" long and weighs 3.1 grams.  The scarab measures just under  3/4" by just over 1/2".

Hans Brassler scarab and bloodstone stickpin. (J9127)

Hans Brassler scarab and bloodstone stickpin. (J9127)

The maker's mark of The Brassler Company, an oval cartouche enclosing "14" followed by "B", is stamped on the lower reverse behind the sturdy pin stem.  To learn more about Hans Brassler and the stickpins he created, please visit
The Extraordinary Stickpins of Hans Brassler

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