SOLD: Victorian carved moonstone grumpy baby stickpin, circa 1900

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Here’s an amusing grumpy baby carved moonstone stickpin from about 1900.

The stone shows great luminescence, with lots of blue. The carving is very good – crisp yet delicate.

Framing the face is a 14-carat yellow gold bonnet set with natural pearls; it’s tied with a ribbon bow under the chin.

Though most moon face jewels show happy or peaceful expressions, it’s always fun to find one showing its dark side.


• Handmade in 14-carat yellow gold
• Set with a hand-carved moonstone and seven graduated natural pearls
• Approximately 6.9cm (almost 2 3/4 inches long); baby is 1.5cm (more than half an inch) tall, 1cm (just under half an inch) wide
• Weight is 2 grams
• In excellent antique condition, though from the back it appears possible that this has been converted from another piece
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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