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Long 12" Antique Victorian Czech crystal glass rhinestone white metal round hatpin

Long 12" Antique Victorian Czech crystal glass rhinestone white metal round hatpin

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Long 12" Antique Victorian Czech crystal glass rhinestone white metal round hatpin. A hand crafted white metal frame set with crystal glass rhinestones. In very good original condition.
A very nice example of an early Czech costume jewelry hatpin.

Origin: Northern Bohemia circa 1920's
Size: 12 inches 

Size head: 30mm; 1.2"

Hatpins reached a peak of popularity between the 1890's and 1920's. Having originated in the 1850's to secure straw hats, hatpins became longer and more ornate over time (1910 was the height of hatpin length, with the stems alone reaching 10 to 12 inches).

The mass produced white or black bead on a pin was the basic 'working girl' hatpin, but many high end hatpins were made by jewelers of brass, copper, sterling silver, gold, or gold or silver wash. Other materials included Carnival glass, rhinestones, hand blown molded glass, micro mosaic, or hand painted or transferred porcelain like the Japanese Satsuma. There were also hatpins made with ivory, emeralds, stone, amber, tortoise shell, jet, celluloid and other plastics, mother of pearl, and coral.

SIZE60+ mm
COLORClear / Multicolor / Silver
ERA1880-1920
MATERIALGlass / Metal
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