Rare Gold-Filled Fraternal Symbol Skull and Crossbones
The skull and crossbones was a common fraternal motif as a symbol of mortality and warning in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The symbol was adopted, for various reasons, by many sporting teams, clubs and societies in both America and Europe.
Hard to come by, this small example packs quite the punch with an enameled forehead and glowing pink paste eyes.
Materials and Features: gold-filled, enamel, pink paste
Age/Origin: American, c. 1890
Measurements: 22mm, 2.2 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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