19thC. Diamond Set Jabot Pin

SKU: 7031229


A stunning 19th century, likely Georgian, diamond set jabot pin, designed as a rapier/fencing sword with ninety eight rose cut diamonds of varying sizes both claw and grain set to the decorative hilt and tip, and all set in silver on gold – a classic feature of Georgian-esque jewellery.
A yellow gold safty chain links the back of the sword to the removable tip cover which is secured in place with a tongue and notch fitting.
Measuring 15.5cm long.
A jabot pin is a brooch with a bejeweled motif at either end. It is pinned in such a way that only the decorative ends are seen, allowing the fabric to show in between. These pins were originally used to decorate, or fasten, a dangling ruffle known as a jabot worn by men on the front of shirts and women on the front of dresses dating to the 17th century.
A Rapier is type of sword with a slender and sharply-pointed two-edged blade that was popular in Western Europe, both for civilian use and as a military side arm, throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, originating in Spain.

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