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Vintage Hattie Carnegie Rhinestone Trembler Bug Brooch: This enchanting vintage bug brooch from Hattie Carnegie is crafted in heavily textured gold plated metal. The wings are on springs, hence the term "trembler", as they move most delicately from the motion of the wearer. Both the head and the tips of the wings are encrusted with small sparkling chaton rhinestones. The brooch is in fabulous condition, measures 1 1/2 by 5/8" and is signed Hattie Carnegie. This piece can be found in the book "Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry" by Marcia "Sparkles" Brown on page 63.
Signed Castlecliff Vintage Poodle Dog Brooch: This adorable vintage Castlecliff poodle brooch is crafted in gold plated metal. The brooch is dimensional and the body is highly textured. The poodle has green glass cabochon eyes and a cute faux pearl nose. He measures 1 3/4 by 1", is signed Castlecliff, and is in excellent condition.
Rare Vintage Razza Panda Necklace: This fabulous molded resin panda necklace from Razza is one of their harder to find necklaces. This fun piece is quite large, the pendant measures 3 by 3" and is in excellent condition. The heavy link curb chain has a total length of 19" and has some wear to the high points of the chain. The necklace is signed Razza(c).
Vintage Sterling Silver Raggedy Andy Pendant: This adorable sterling "puff" pendant is of the iconic Raggedy Andy, know and beloved by many as a special part of their childhood. Raggedy Ann and her brother Raggedy Andy were created by Johnny Gruelle around 1915. This version of the beloved doll is crafted in sterling silver of hollow construction ( hence the term puffed). It measures 2 7/8 by 1 1/8" excluding the bale and is in excellent condition. It is marked 925 and has also been acid tested.
Vintage Baroque Pearl & Rhinestone Fruit Brooch: This vintage fruit brooch is impressive and unusual. The fruit is a large dimpled faux pearl, capped with layers of prong set clear rhinestones and accented with deep emerald green rhinestones on curling stems. The silver tone metal is in excellent condition. Each rhinestone on the brooch sparkles with great fire. The quality of this unsigned piece is superb. The brooch measures 2" wide by 1 1/2" long.
Vintage Ballotini Bead Fierce Tiger Brooch: This unusual vintage figural brooch is an unsigned copy of the famous Boucher tiger. The detailed tiger has a fierce expression, his stripes are baby blue and coral colored ballotini beads. The antique gold tone plating is textured, the legs ornately patterned. The brooch measures 2 by 1 1/2" and is unsigned.
Vintage Black Bakelite & Reverse Carved Lucite Banjo Brooch: This fabulous vintage brooch features a figural banjo hand crafted with a black bakelite fret board and a reverse carved and painted lucite body. The fret board has 4 strings that connect to the body with metal pegs. The brooch is detailed and extremely well made. We do not know who made these brooches, but they were not factory production pieces and are relatively scarce. The brooch measures 4 by 1 3/4" and other than some very normal age wear to the lucite is in excellent condition. This brooch is shown on page 230 in "American Costume Jewelry N-Z - Art & Industry 1935-1950" by Roberto & Carla Brunialti.
Vintage Fringed Rhinestone Dancing Couple Brooch: This whimsical vintage brooch features a dancing couple, she in clear rhinestones and he is a black tux complete with bowtie. All of the stones are individually prong set and have great sparkle. There is light wear to the plating on the back of the brooch. The brooch is unsigned and measures 3 by 1 3/4".
Vintage Marbled Spinach Bakelite Carved Rosewood Turtle Brooch: Offered for your consideration is this adorable vintage bakelite and carved rosewood turtle brooch. The body is deeply carved, with small brass dots for his eyes. The shell is heavily marbled spinach bakelite, swirled with lighter green and golden butterscotch. The pin back is inset into the wood, and functions perfectly. The only flaw I can find is a small nick out of the wood on the tip of his tail. Mr. Turtle measures 3 by 1 5/8". Adorable!
Vintage Forstner Yellow Gold Filled Coiled Snake Bracelet: This gorgeous snake bracelet from Forstner appeared in a 1947 Harper's Bazaar ad and came in yellow and white gold filled metal. The flexible coils allow for almost any size wrist to wear with comfort. The gold tone metal is in excellent condition with ne wear and a wonderful patina. The exotic snake head is also detailed on the back, a testament to the quality of these pieces, which were only sold in high end department stores. The head measures 1 by 5/8" with each coil 1/4" wide. I can find no flaws in this amazing piece! it is signed Forstner, 1/20th 12k GF.
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