Whiteside & Blank Stickpin
Roses and Peridot
|Rose blossoms, a curling acanthus
leaf and hanging bellflowers frame a vibrant green gemstone
(likely a peridot). A band of white enamel provides
contrast along the inner edge
of the pin. This finely detailed stickpin is a celebration of Spring with its symbols of love (roses), health (acanthus) and gratitude (bellflowers). An auspicious talisman for any wearer. Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.
Whiteside & Blank was a maker of finely crafted stickpins, cufflinks and other jewels during the late Victorian era and early decades of the 20h century. The maker's mark of the firm (an arrow piercing a crescent moon) is stamped on the lower left of the back along with "14" for the purity of the gold (see photo below).
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