Antique Stickpins with Jewel Box, LV Guertin Pawtucket RI
A nice set of 4 antique stick pins in a jewel box from LV Guertin, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The old velvet box has a push button closure and has exterior staining/pile loss. The interior is in good antique condition. Holds 4 stickpins, two in goltone, art nouveau pattern with center stone, one silvertone with rhinestones, and one is goldtone lion's head with finish loss, two stones for eyes, and one for the mouth. They measure approximately 2 1/4" - 3" long.
I found this item by the Rhode Island USGenWeb Project:
Industries and Wealth
of the Principal Points in Rhode Island, being the city of Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, Newport, Narragansett Pier, Bristol & Westerly.
New York: A. F. Parsons Publishing Co., 1892 on LV Guertin:
LOUIS V. GUERTIN, Jeweler, No. 33 Broad Street. -- In 1887, Mr. Guertin first embarked in this business for himself, at the above address, and being thoroughly experienced in every branch of the trade, and fully conversant with the demands of customers, he has since built up a large and flourishing patronage. The salesroom, 15 x 20 feet in dimensions, is neatly and tastefully fitted up, and stocked to repletion with a large and varied assortment of everything in the line of small jewelry, of both useful and ornamental articles, in all the latest novelties and styles of the day, also gold and silver watches of both foreign and domestic manufacture, clocks, sterling silver and plated ware, diamonds and other precious stones, eyeglasses and spectacles, etc. All of these goods have been most carefully selected from the best manufacturers, and are guaranteed to be exactly as represented, while they are offered for sale at the most reasonable prices to be found anywhere in town. Two efficient assistants are employed by Mr. Guertin, who also gives special attention to the repairing of fine watches, clocks, jewelry, etc., all of which work is promptly and skillfully executed in the highest style of the art. The proprietor, who is a native of Canada, has resided in this country for the past twenty-two years, and is a member of several social orders and a practical watchmaker and jeweler.