Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin

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Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin
Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin
Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin
Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin
Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin

An antique stickpin, made in the likeness of a bearded iris. The flower is hyper-realistic in style with dimensional petals and subtle, variegated enameling— the detail is remarkably fine. The center of the iris is set with a small, old European cut diamond. This miniature bloom was made with unparalleled craftsmanship, by Whiteside & Blank. It will be striking, worn on a tie or lapel. Marked on the backside with Whiteside & Blank's arrow and crescent moon.

Materials

14k gold
Enamel
Diamond

Age

c. 1900

Condition 

Excellent; no enamel loss.

Size

Pin head measures approx 18.6 x 16.7 mm. Total length is 71 mm. Diamond measures approx 2.3 mm.

Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin
Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin
Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin
Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin
Victorian Whiteside & Blank 14k Gold Enamel Iris Stickpin