• Twisted Edwardian hairpin (2)
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Width : 1 3/8 inch
  • Height : 6 1/2 inch
  • Depth : 1/8 inch
  • Nice hairpick made of tortoiseshell enhanced with "piqué work", invented in the 17th c. by Laurentini, from Napoli, This process of inlaying dots of gold on the surface of tortoiseshell, was greatly used by French and English jewellers.