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Laurel Wreath and Opal Stickpin

Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495)

Laurels and Opal

A triumphant golden laurel wreath frames an iridescent, sparkling opal.  The wreath is beautifully sculpted in the neoclassical taste of the late 1800s.  A small diamond is set in the wreath's base.  Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Whiteside & Blank was a maker of finely crafted stickpins and brooches during the early years of the last century.  Although unsigned,  this elegant stickpin is attributed to Whiteside & Blank based on the level of craftsmanship and similar jewels created by the firm.

On the reverse of the stickpin the pin stem is anchored with a sturdy collet (see photo below).  The solid back of the wreath provides a strong framework to support and protect the opal.  On the right of the back "14K" is stamped for the purity of the gold.

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 just over  2 3/8" long and weighs 2.4 grams.  The laurel wreath is  5/8" tall and  1/2" wide.

Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495)

Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495)

Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Whiteside & Blank Classic Revival stickpin with peridot. (J9001) French Art Nouveau dragon stickpin. (J9485) Hans Brassler Amethyst and SCrolls stickpin. (SP9620)

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