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Detailed Antique European Hallmarked Solid 18K Yellow Gold Vida Comedia Drama Mask Stick Pin w/ Chain Thalia Comedy

Regular price $350.00

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    Fantastic, Detailed and Animated, Antique European Solid 18K Yellow Gold Vida Comedia Drama Mask Stick Pin, with Fancy Chain and Spiral End Cap. This is Thalia, comedy of the classic comedy/tragedy actors mask duo.

  The entire piece, without the cap and chain engaged, measures approximately 2 and 1/4 inches long. With the cap, the entire piece measures about 2 and 5/16 inches long. The mask portion alone measures just over about 3/8 of an inch  or approximately 10 millimeters, wide, by approximately 7/16 of an inch, or about 11.1125 millimeters, high and just over roughly 3/16 of an inch deep. The chain is about 1/16 of an inch, or approximately 1.585 millimeters, wide. (Included please find a US Quarter in the photographs, for the measurement-challenged and ruler-averse.) Stamped, "750", on the edge of the pin, along with hallmarks which are partial and largely illegible. Also very discreetly acid tested as solid 18K gold. Weight is approximately 2.4 grams.

   This piece is in very nice vintage condition, though it will have the expected light surface scratches and possibly tiny dings to the gold from age and normal wear. The pin has one very gentle bend near the hallmarks, not anything that should affect wear. The chain is intact and in good condition, but the attached cap no longer holds to the tip of the pin. It may have once had a rubbery interior, which one would assume could be replaced by a jeweler, but without a change, the cap will yield to gravity. There is a tiny and discreet acid test mark on the back edge of the mask. Light cleaning by hand, and this piece may need further attention before wear.

   A very beautifully rendered and unusual antique European 18K solid gold comedy mask stick pin. A striking piece. Theatrical, but refined and delicately detailed.

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