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AMETHYST and SILVER VICTORIAN VEIL BUTTERFLY PIN


£195.00
Description
 Veil pins are getting very rare now. They have an extraordinary mechanism as the wings of the butterfly are squeezed together so that the pins at the back open and, attached to material, it looks like the butterfly has just landed on you.
Being called Veil Pins it is thought that they held lace or scarves in place maybe in the hair. This example is in silver and is set with tigers eye agate.
c.1900s or just before.




 Stock No 4107