I am in need of help identifying the maker's mark on this pin. I was told it is 800 silver.
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It is a beautiful antique brooch. The filigran work on the lovely brooch is very good handwork. This technique was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s when it was used on jewellery like this. The gilding of the silver brooch adds a lovely decoration to the flower and well as the small silver bead in the middle of the flower. Unfortunately I cannot help you any further with the silvermark. Many countries and silversmiths used these kinds of motifs as hall marks and makersmarks. And it was used in both USA and Europe.
I believe that the lovely brooch would attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online jewellery auction, where I believe the brooch has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the lovely brooch. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.