Art Nouveau 10K Yellow Gold Shield Stickpin Ostby And Barton
This antique 10 yellow gold stickpin features a shield or crest attached to a swirl design border that has Art Nouveau styling.
Signed on the pin stem OB 10K for the famous jewelry manufacturer Ostby & Barton of Providence, RI.
An interesting fact from the book American Jewelry Manufacturers by Dorothy Rainwater about this company is that Ostby was one of the people that lost their lives on the Titanic. His daughter, also a passenger survived.
2 1/4 inches long. The top measures 3/4 x 1/2 inch.
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