You'll never see anything quite like this Victorian Coral hand figa stick pin! She is a highly collectible item composed of a rich burnt orange-hued natural Coral. With a simple stick pin, she will sit comfortably on your lapel.
Figa hands have a rich and elusive history. Some believe that they provide protection to the wearer against the "evil eye", whilst others see it as a representation of sexual obscenity, which again was meant to ward off evil. Some also wear figas as good luck charms!
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Pin is 80mm long.
Coral hand is 26mm long x 10mm wide.
Pin excluding hand is 69.5mm long.
Pin width is 1.5mm.
MATERIALS: Gold-toned metal, Coral (natural, un-dyed).
HALLMARKS: Tests as Gold-toned metal throughout.
EXCELLENT. This unique Coral hand figa stick pin is in wonderful condition. Her hand feature has kept incredibly well with all parts intact, securely attached to the pin. The Gold-toned metal also remains in lovely nick. Overall, she is a lovely antique item, and truly a one-off piece!