Victorian Carter Gough Guilloche Enamel & Pearls Lingerie Pin Set in 14k Gold
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An exquisite set of lingerie pins by the notable American jewelers Carter, Gough & Co. These tiny brooches are shaped as open, elongated ovals, and are decorated with bright blue guilloche enamel. The enameled areas appear to be covered with little pin stripes that subtly alternate between bright blue and lighter blue, where the enamel pools more or less heavily in the depth of the carving. Each little brooch is set with six natural seed pearls. The craftsmanship is especially fine; the hinges are precise and tight. The original c-closure is made with an early locking foot.
These miniature brooches would have been used to hide the straps of a lady's undergarments, but they would be lovely worn on the shirred straps of a (Grecian-style) wedding gown. You might also wear them in your hair. These are hallmarked for 14k and stamped for Carter, Gough & Co.
14k yellow gold
Excellent. Enamel is 100% intact. I have not polished these. If you would like the light oxidation removed, please leave a note when you checkout.
Measures approx 3/4"" long x 3/8" wide (at the center).