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Art Nouveau Large Silver & Amethyst Glass Thistle Hatpin

228L
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A very striking large Art Nouveau silver hatpin in a thistle design that was made circa 1900 in Birmingham. Hatpins reached a peak of popularity between the 1890s and 1920s, as music hall actresses like Lillian Russell and Lillie Langtry fuelled the popularity of large elaborate hats without bonnet strings. Having originated in the 1850s to secure straw hats, hatpins became longer and more ornate over time until in 1910 the hatpin length, with the stems alone reached 10 to 12 inches. This hatpin is a good example of what was produced in the 1900s and would be ideal for a collector.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good

Provenance

English

Materials

Silver

Hallmarks

Assayed in Birmingham
Date letter illegible

Measurements

Top height 4.5 cm
Width at widest point 2.8 cm
Length of pin 25 cm

Item Number

228L
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