Grandeln Elk Tooth stick pin, oak leaves, silver gilt, c. 1870
Grandeln Elk Tooth stick pin, the pair of teeth encased in a bunch of silver gilt oak leaves tied with a rope, on a gilt metal pin.
some wear to gilt
This curious mid-Victorian stick pin was probably worn by a man – in particular, a hunter – as a charm. They’re often found on the charm bracelets of hunters, known as ‘Charivari’, and were popular in Germany, so steeped in folklore and tradition.
Grandeln is the German term for the canine teeth of deer.