Antique German Arts and Crafts Deco Pin with Opal

Sold Antique German Arts and Crafts Deco Pin with Opal
An antique opal gold fill pin with a fabulous and most unusual arts and crafts / Jugendstil design!

The overall shape hints of flying saucers or UFOs (in, I suppose, a Rorschach type of way), having an open work concentric oval design with wings on the outer layer. The pointed bottom has an inner center spindle that reminds me of a spinning top. At the center of the oval modernistic form is a small fiery opal bead.

This pin is believed to date to the arts and crafts era, but has a futuristic touch. It resembles many of the pieces produced in Pforzheim or the Darmstadt Colonies around 1900-1920. Signed with what appears to be GF Schutz, which may be the designer's name but then again may be the equivalent of a copyright ("Schutz" in German translates to "Protection").

This pin has a gold fill construction that tests between 9K and 10K. Measures 1-1/2" wide and 5/8" high.

WHO & WHAT
Children/Women/Men/Unisex Women
Jewelry Piece/Accessory Pins
METAL / MATERIAL
Metal Gold Fill
STONE TYPE
Stone Type (Primary) Opal
COLOR
Color (Primary - Metal/Form) Gold

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  • Product Code: 10-2162
  • Reward Points: 70
  • Availability: Sold
  • $70.00
  • Price in reward points: 700

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