C.1800. A whimsical early 19th century gold and enamel stick pin. The pin features a colorfully enameled figure 'Punch/Polichinelle' in three dimensional form. Polichinelle is one of the classical characters of the masquerade. It originated in commedia dell'arte of the 17th century, and became an archetypal figure in Neapolitan puppetry. See another fun Polichinelle piece that we have at our shop now. This little stick pin is full of character, and it is crafted in 15k gold. Overall the pin is in very good condition with minor surface wear.
Width : Approximately 13mm (at the widest)
* The last image shows the print depicting Monsieur Mazurier in the character of Punchinello, 19th century, London. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.