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Winged Caduceus Stickpin

Antique serpent and wings stickpin. (J9003)

Winged Caduceus

Mercury, the messenger of the gods, carried a staff with fleet wings and two entwined serpents,  the Caduceus.  This stickpin is a variation with dramatic wings rising above a lone serpent.  The soaring, angelic wings and wary serpent suggest a theme of good and evil.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.

The reverse of the stickpin (see below) is solidly crafted to support the richly detailed design.  The maker's mark of H.A. Kirby & Co. and "14K" for the purity of the gold are stamped on the pin stem.  H.A. Kirby was a maker of fine stickpins, cufflinks and other jewels during the late 19th century and early decades of the 20th century.  The firm was located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cost:  $425

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is  2 9/16" long and weighs 2.1 grams.  The top measures just over  1/2" tall by  7/16" wide.

Antique serpent and wings stickpin. (J9003)

Antique serpent and wings stickpin. (J9003)

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