Victorian Baroque Pin of Kloster Andechs

victorian baroque pin
back shows tube hinge late 1800's
souvenir grand tour

Here is a very detailed baroque pin from the mid to late 1800's- most likely a collectible souvenir perhaps from a Grand Tour of Europe.

At first I was not sure what the tiny hand-painted scene was. It looked like a type of church. The colors are very pretty, and while searching with a loupe, I saw the tiny words Kloster Andechs.
Kloster is German for monastery, and this one is known for it's Baroque church and it's brewery.

The Kloster Andechs was founded in the 1400's and sits on the top of the Holy Mountain (Heilige Berg). The original monastery burned in a fire from a lightening strike in 1669 and was rebuilt in 1675. The baroque interior was done in 1755 for it's tercentenary (300 year celebration). The brewery is still run by the holy fathers.

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