A Castellani Gold Stick-pin
A Castellani gold stick-pin, the head in the form of a thyrsus, an ancient Greek stylised pine cone, with twisted wirework decorations, bearing Castellani’s double C’s hallmark on the base, all to a yellow gold pin, circa 1860, gross weight 4.7 grams.
A collectable stick pin in the shape of a pinecone, made in London around 1860 by Castellani. Castellani was known in the nineteenth century for his finely crafted works of archaeological revival jewellery, many of which featured antique techniques. This charming pin features twisted wirework filigree decoration, a technique used in Ancient Etruscan jewellery, and would today make a perfect and eye-catching addition to a silk tie.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.