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Antique Victorian Hair Clip Pinchbeck Gold French Hair accessory (6758)

Antique Victorian Hair Clip Pinchbeck Gold French Hair accessory (6758)

Regular price $299.00 USD
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Antique Victorian Napoleon III hair clip. Made of faux gold, (pinchbeck or ponponne) in France, 19th century.


Measurements: Weight is 28.9 grams. 2 3/4 inches long.  


Description : An arching clip of gold-colored metal with beautiful engraving featuring a double border, one with scrolling foliage and one with tiny beaded circles. The arching ground of the hair clip is engraved with tiny stars with a large area in the center with engraved scrolls around a lattice. Sturdy hinge holds the 'clip' part to the top, allowing it to extend widely to facilitate ease of use. All parts of the tynes or teeth are also strong and sturdy and will hold a healthy ponytail.


Pinchbeck is an alloy of metals that resemble gold. The French call it 'ponponne' and it was used to make beautiful jewelry for a much lower price than real gold during the 18th and 19th centuries. The workmanship is usually just as good as though the item were made of solid gold, as in this case.


Makes a unique and beautiful hair accessory for today's woman.


Marks and Metal: No marks, as is to be expected.


Condition: Good with negligible wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.



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