SARTON vermeil hearts and pistol pin
Vermeil double hearts-and-arrow mother-of-pearl pin with gold tone mother of pearl handled pistol pendant.
A circa 1940 vermeil pin in the form of two hearts shot through with an arrow is arrestingly matched with a campy pirate pistol in this brooch. The pistol, once a 1950's era tie clip, is accented with a mother of pearl handle which echoes the mother of pearl set on the hearts above...Somehow these arms are well matched and send a message that can be interpreted in many ways according to the wearer's predilections...'love is dangerous', 'protect your love', 'we love pirates', 'we met at the shooting range'...etc
DIMENSIONS: 38 x 38 x 3mm (1.5 x 1.5 x .125")
MATERIALS: Vermeil (gold-plated sterling silver), mother of pearl, gold-plated metal
MARKINGS: Heart brooch is stamped 'sterling' on the reverse.