A great pure silver pin / brooch by artist Victor Pereyra. No doubt it was William Spratling who inspired this piece as Spratling used dragonflies in many of his early designs.
Creating the pin / brooch in pure silver, which is softer than sterling, allowed Victor to create wonderful detail on the wings and the body of the dragonfly. As you know, pure silver is .999 and sterling is .925. Because this is made using pure silver, the piece will not tarnish as easily as sterling since sterling has a copper alloy in it which causes the metal to tarnish over time. The clasp that is attached to the pin is marked "925" which gives the piece a secure pin. Therefore, the "925" stamp is not indicative of the silver content of the pin itself, but rather the clasp that is attached to each piece.
25.3 grams pure silver
3 ½ inches long by 3 ¾ inches wide