Pre- Civil War Gutta Purcha Pin with Gold Stars Inset into the Front


This pin is made of Gutta Purcha which is a Victorian material that is hard to find today and is very collectible. The material is a rubber like substance made from sap of a Malayan tree. Gutta Purcha was discovered in the 1840’s and used for mourning jewelry in the pre-Civil War and Civil War time period.
This pin is from New England and is circa 1855. The Pin is 1 1/8 inch across and has the T-bar pin and C-clasp and in excellent condition and fine to wear.

Price: $245.00