Circa: 1890 Condition: used Size: 4 inches long, top 1.5 inches in diameter Country of Origin: United Kingdom Manufacturer: unknown English maker
This is an antique hatpin or hat pin with a black sequin or sequined ball at the top. The hatpin measures 4 inches long and was made 1890-1910 and may be a mourning hatpin, worn during the year long Victorian mourning period. The sequined ball is slightly soft if you squeeze it and may be filled with horsehair which was a common practice during that period and measures is 1.5 inches in diameter. A lovely hatpin.