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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 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!
Antique Art Nouveau Foliate Sash Brooch with Green Czech Glass: This antique art nouveau sash brooch or pin features a flowing foliate design of vines, leaves and flowers in silver tone metal. It is a layered design, the center holding a large oval mottled Czech glass cabochon ( often erroneously called Peking glass) is applied to the rectangular back. The brooch measures 3 by 2" and has an open C-clasp. As you can see from my pics, there is a bend in the pin stem, but it holds securely in the clasp. other than the bend in the pin stem, the brooch is in excellent condition.
Vintage Featherlite or Bubblelite Orchid Brooch with Rhinestones: This vintage 1950's orchid brooch is crafted from a celluloid material called Featherlite or Bubblelite. The molded orchid is set with glittering rhinestones, one stone has a slightly darkened spot, but is still brilliant with plenty of sparkle. The brooch is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. The brooch measures 2 1/2 by 2".
Huge Vintage Hedy Yellow Enamel Flower Brooch: This cheerful vintage brooch from Hedy features layered petals enameled in pale yellow with a bright green stem and leaves. A very nice size, it measures 4 by 2 3/4" and is in excellent condition. Signed Hedy (c). Just looking at this brooch makes me smile, and I know it will you too!
Vintage West Germany Orange Faceted Lucite flower Brooch: This wonderful vintage flower brooch from West Germany features faceted kite shaped transparent orange lucite outer petals with clear briollete lucite inner petals. The center of the flower is orange lucite capped with gold tone filigree. The petals are wired on the gold tone base. the brooch measures 2" and is signed West Germany.
Vintage Verified D&E ( Juliana) Pink & Lavender Filigree Ball Brooch: This stunning verified vintage D&E ( Juliana) brooch is ornate and lovely! The center is a raised gold tone filigree ball, surrounded by a circle of sparkling AB chaton rhinestones. The next layer out features alternating large lavender rhinestones and smaller AB rhinestones. The outer row has filigree balls alternating with pink navette rhinestones. What a confection of a brooch! The brooch is in excellent condition and measures 2 1/4".
Vintage Trifari Plique-A-Jour Dangling Chains Brooch: This stunning vintage brooch from Trifari is from their harder to find plique-a-jour line. Resembling stained glass, the brooch is a large 2" square with transparent panes of green and orange. There are 12 dangling chains suspended from the brooch. total measurement of the brooch is 4 by 2". the brooch is in excellent condition and is signed Trifari (c).
Vintage Signed Robert Allison Sterling Scottish Celtic Cloak Brooch: Huge vintage sterling ( fully hallmarked with the Glasgow Scottish hallmarks) signed RA ( Robert Allison) Celtic cloak brooch with figural birds and ornate Celtic designs. Heavy sterling, it weighs 45.93 grams. Although the date mark is blurred, based on my research I am confident this piece is circa 1950's. The brooch measures 2 1/4" across. The deep golden center stone ( a huge 20mm) has a star design faceted in the center. Although Robert Allison used both genuine stones and glass, I am fairly certain this is glass as the tiny chips ( visible only through a loop) on a facet edge have a conchoidal pattern and I don't see any of the natural zoning a citrine would exhibit, but it has not been tested. The brooch is in excellent condition, has a full set of hallmarks, and the makers initials RA.
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