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Brassler Lapis Stickpin

Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9519)

Medieval Elegance

Rich blue lapis lazuli is framed in a cruciform setting reflecting the interest in the Middle Ages and the Arts & Crafts movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  This stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.

Hans Brassler was an imaginative jeweler/artist who created unique works of art with gemstones and gold.  He drew inspiration from many sources - distant and ancient cultures, natural and organic forms, his own fertile imagination.  One aspect of his genius was his ability to bring together design elements from disparate sources to create original and beautiful jewels.

This stickpin is finely crafted with a sturdy frame protecting the lapis and a strong pin stem to secure the stickpin when worn.  The maker's mark for the Brassler workshop ("14B" in an oval) is stamped on the lower reverse beneath the pin stem (see photo below).

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

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is 2 9/16" long and weighs 2.8 grams.  The cruciform top is 5/8" by 5/8".

Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9519)

Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9519)

To learn more about Hans Brassler and the wonderful jewels he created,  you may enjoy reading the article The Extraordinary Stickpins of Hans Brassler.  Additional examples of Brassler's work can be found in the Antique Stickpin Gallery and the Antique Brooch Gallery.

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