Flying insect tie pin. ca. 1950’s. Gold filigree with a biwa pearl. Hallmark of an owl a French hallmark for 18 kt gold, for imported pieces. Maker not known. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://encheres.catawiki.eu/kavels/5708417-pingle-de-cravate-ancienne-en-or-insecte-volant-magnifiques-d-corations-en-filigrane-et-perle-biwa
Lucky Charm tie pin. Undated. 22 k gold. Maker not known. Image © 2019 World Savage. Fair use license. via https://www.gemgardener.com/catalog/antique-tie-pins-gold-good-luck-22k/
Antique tie pins. ca. 1885-1910. From left: 1910 Fabergé gold and ruby tie pin, image © Wartski. ca. 1925 platinum, diamond and sapphire tie pin, image © Wartski. ca. 1885 Maison Robin gold stick pin, image © Wartski. Late-1800s Fabergé gold and enamel stick pin, image © Bentley & Skinner. ca. 1925 Cartier gold, platinum, diamond and sapphire tie pin, image © Wartski. ca. 1900 Tiffany & Co diamond and ruby stick pin, image © Wartski. ca. 1905 platinum, diamond, yellow diamond and pearl tie pin, image © Sandra Cronan Photo credit: George Ong. Fair use license. via https://howtospendit.ft.com/watches-jewellery/114813-tie-pins-with-vintage-verve
Rabbit tie pin with pearl. ca. 1890. Victorian. French. 18 k yellow gold with natural oriental seed pearl and ruby eye. Eagle’s head hallmark, a French guarantee hallmark for 18 k gold and has been in use since 1838. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://encheres.catawiki.eu/kavels/5770537-pingle-cravate-fran-aise-antique-en-or-lapin-de-p-ques-avec-uf-ann-es-1980
Tie pin. 19th c. Coral beads. Maker not known. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Epingle-a-jabot-ou-cravate-ancienne-en-pomponne-et-perles-de-corail-XIXeme/362491455530?hash=item54662ca82a:g:FWQAAOSw-FRb8-Hi
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