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Stickpin for a Wine Lover

Brassler Bacchus and amethyst stickpin. (J9098)

Bacchus


Outward facing profiles of a satyr or perhaps Bacchus, the God of Wine, framing a rich purple amethyst.  The ancient Greeks believed an amethyst jewel protected the wearer from intoxication.  So this stickpin is perfect for your next Bacchanalian revel or a less adventurous wine tasting. Created by Hans Brassler  in 14kt gold circa 1910.

The figures are beautifully sculpted.  The rich patina of the gold throws the details into high relief.  Hans Brassler was a gifted jeweler known for the originality and artistry of his work.  Trained in Paris, Brassler's creations earned a gold medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle.

Beautifully crafted, the stickpin is secured with a sturdy gold pin stem attached to the back.  The maker's mark of The Brassler Company is stamped in the lower right corner of the reverse. 

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 3/4" long and weighs 4.4 grams.  The top measures  3/4" by  just under 9/16".


Brassler Bacchus and amethyst stickpin. (J9098)


Brassler Bacchus and amethyst stickpin. (J9098)

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 oval outline of the cartouche is visible to the right of the pin stem.



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