Three Rare Antique 19th Century Italian Silver Hair Pins Spadinn 1860s sperada
These are three, antique Italian silver hair pins, better known as "Spadinns" and date to c. 1860's Many Spadinn / hairpins would originally have formed a complex headdress, called raggiera, which was typical of the region around Lake Como in Lombardy. Raggiera means rays and the headdresses resemble a sunburst / rays. These hair pins have a tapered shaping with six sets of three engraved lines, a keyhole style cut out at the central area, a plain circle is at the apex, the verso is plain. One has a "cross" mark, all three have a mark that is similar in style to a Maltese cross, one has a makers mark, partially worn, only the R is visible, please view photo 8 for the actual marks.
These are probably 800 grade silver. These are rare and there are few (or no) pieces of antique silver "spaddins" or'sperada' available for sale. The surviving pieces are a precious heritage preserved with close attention by families, folkloric groups and public institutions.
There are some minor marks, surface scratches, small scuffs and tiny dinks to the edges in places, consistent with age and previous use, see photo 7 for an example. The item "Three Rare Antique 19th Century Italian Silver Hair Pins Spadinn 1860s sperada" is in sale since Tuesday, October 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".antiques" and is located in Halesworth. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Pattern: No Pattern
- Material: Solid Silver
- Age: 1850-1899
- Composition: Silver
- Product: Hair Pin
- Brand: Italian Silver
- Style: Victorian
- Antique: Yes