Unsigned Bates and Bacon Sterling Gold Pave Collar and Ruby Eyes Matched Pair of Baby Deer Fawn's Head Pins
These adorable Baby Fawn heads are 1.5 inches long and 1 1/8 inch at the widest part of the ears.
They have beautiful Siam ruby colored eyes accented with big incised eyelashes
and clear crystal chatons on the ears and on the neck collar.
All stones present, some slightly darkened, age appropriate.
This is in the style of the 1940's Sterling with gold wash.
Signed Sterling, gold wash is a little faded
They have not been given a high polish and have a vintage patina type tone.
The BB mark is not present but these are documented in the advert included in the photos.
These fawn pins were advertised for sale without identification of maker,
at Horne's Department Store for $10 each plus tax,
This advert was in the Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph, March 22, 1945, pg 5
This set is often mistakenly attributed to Coro.
Such a great very rare set,
Bates and Bacon antique jewelry
Based in Attleboro, Massachusetts, “Bates & Bacon” is one of the oldest and legendary jewelry makers of the 19-20th centuries.
Its history is inextricably linked with the history of the country.
Joseph M. Bates joined “Skinner, Viall & Company” (founded in 1857) in 1858.
Since that time, the company’s name changed to Bates, Capron & Williams.
Finally, in 1867, he headed the company, and in partnership with George M. Bacon renamed the company to “Bates & Bacon”.
Initially, the company manufactured rolled gold plated bracelets, and since 1882 they began production of watch cases
. Since 1907, Bates & Bacon belonged to Tappan brothers, and since the 1920s to A. S. Blackinton and F. E. Tappan.
The company, destroyed by fire in 1898 and rebuilt, has changed several owners and ceased to exist during the WWII.
Their high quality gold filled pocket watch cases and figural jewelry, including rolled gold, filled and plated bracelets, are highly collectible now.
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