Thursday, October 21, 2010

Art Deco Nautical Pin Carved Wood Sailboat Ships Wheel Antique Jewelry $140


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Made in the 1920-1930 era, this hand carved sailboat pin is an exceptional, very rare nautical beauty.

The pin is carved from dark brown waxed Mahogany wood and over time, the wood has taken on a wonderful smooth patina. The mast and sails are detailed with carved lines and recessed beveled trim. The boat has carved hash marks representing waves and the meticulously carved ships wheel is placed behind the foresail like a setting sun.

The hull and handles on the ships wheel are rust orange enamel and the mast is green enamel. In the early 1900's before WWII, red, white and blue were not considered primary nautical colors. Old vintage nautical jewelry was mainly made in colors of orange-red and green, representing the colors of buoy markers.

The pin is medium large in size at 2 1/8" tall x 2" wide or 5.6 cm x 5 cm. The entire pin is in exceptional clean condition and has been very well cared for. The wood is perfect everywhere with no scratches, chips, scuffs, or fading. The carving is very precise and exceptional, obviously only achieved by a master carver. The back has the original well made stainless steel bar, hinge, and safety clasp in perfect working order. There is some light enamel wear.
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