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19th Century Punchinello Lapel-pin

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PRICE: $1,395.00 (USD)

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Item Number: MAL242-32843
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This fantastically modelled sterling silver Punchinello lapel pin, or stick-pin, was made in France with a French control mark, and a sadly not-quite-readable maker's mark.

Punchinello is the tragi-comic figure originating in the Italian Commedia del'Arte of the 17th century.  Usually protrayed, as here, as a hunch-back (I'm sure that's not the PC term) he gave rise to figures such as Pagliacci and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, also Punch in Punch and Judy, and the  famous satirical English magazine of that title - about which there's a slightly rude story.

This is an amazingly detailed little figure, about 1 1/8 inches: 30mm tall, on a substantial 3 inch: 75mm silver pin.  Once worn on gentlemen's cravats, these are now mostly worn on the lapel of a jacket by either sex.  It is an attention-getter.

established 1912 in London
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