The Skipper Kent Collection



dimensions 2 5/8" long x 1 1/2" wide at widest point

Gold Orchid Pin

In the 1940s, Skipper Kent claimed to own one of the largest private Orchid collection in the United States, and shared his enthusiasm for the rare and beautiful flower with his wife Lucille through a stunning grouping of orchid design jewelry.  

Beautifully designed orchid pin with sand cast and engraved sheet gold petals with central white pearl.

This pin is one of two purchased by Skipper for Lucille, the first in Chili in 1944,(shown here), along with a matching set of earrings, and a stunning orchid and pearl bracelet. The second lapel pin was purchased in San Francisco in 1956.

The 1944 bracelet and pin offered in the collection are un-marked.  Pin #1 is 18k gold, and the earrings are 14k.  We believe this piece to be 18k gold, but are not positive of the purity of the metal.

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