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Victorian Coral Hand Figa Stick Pin

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SKU: 9846

Description:

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!

Item Details:

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.
Weight: 1.9g.

MATERIALS: Gold-toned metal, Coral (natural, un-dyed).

HALLMARKS: Tests as Gold-toned metal throughout.

Condition:

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!