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Hair pin

Hair pin

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sheet silver, partly gilded, with filigree and blue and white enamel decoration

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hair pin of sheet silver, partly gilded, with lozenge-shaped head. The edge of the head is bordered with small stamped domes. A lozenge of filigree curls is riveted to the head, with a small tube in the centre to hold it clear of the surface. There is a star of gilt metal in the centre of the filigree lozenge, with a pebbled dome at its centre surrounded by a ring of dark blue and white enamel domes. The stem of the pin has nicks down the sides, making a wavy pattern.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)


1800-1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Sheet silver, partly gilded, with filigree and blue and white enamel decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'H' in a square frame
On front, at top of stem.

On front, at top of stem.


Length: 20.6 cm, Width: 5.3 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm

Descriptive line

Silver hair pin, partly gilded, with filigree and enamel decoration, Switzerland, 1800-1870.


Silver; Silver-gilt


Filigree; Enamelling


Jewellery; Metalwork; Traditional jewellery (Europe)


Metalwork Collection

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