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Brooches and Pins
European 800 Silver Plique a Jour Butterfly Pin: This stunning circa 1920 butterfly pin is a work of art! Crafted from 800 silver in delicate filigree work, this lovely piece is enameled in the plique-a-jour method is rich colors of blue, green and bright red enamel. The workmanship is exquisite! It is marked 800 ( silver content) and another mark I can't read. There is a bend to the pin stem which I will straighten out, otherwise this piece is in excellent condition.
Art Deco Czech Paste Rhinestone Eternity Brooch: This stunning and unusual vintage Czech brooch dates to circa 1920-1930, the art deco period. The eternity brooch design features three silver tone stamped metal circles set with amazingly brilliant paste rhinestones which are individually prong set. In low evening lighting these stones flash a bluish light! The old style c-clasp is secure. There is age related plating loss to the back of the brooch. The brooch measures 2 7/8 by 1 1/4"
Vintage H. Pomerantz Rhinestone Leaf Brooch: This lovely vintage brooch from H Pomerantz is crafted in gold plated metal and adorned with loads of sparkling foil back rhinestones. The leaf is curved for added dimension and pave'd with sparkling chaton rhinestones. The border and stem feature baguette rhinestones. The brooch measures 3 by 1 3/4" and is signed H Pomerantz.
Vintage Reverse Carved " Goofus Glass" Pin: This lovely little Edwardian era pin is known as "goofus glass". The design was carved in the back of the glass and hand painted. This darling brooch features a soft peachy orange and yellow poppy. The silver tone setting features a saw tooth bezel and open "C" clasp closure. The poppy is quite intricate and detailed. There is normal age wear to the back of the brooch. A darling Edwardian treasure, measuring 1 1/4 by 1".
Vintage Signed Pell Red Rhinestone Strawberry Brooch: The high quality of Pell figurals shines through in this sparkling vintage strawberry brooch! The gun metal setting is pave'd with sparkling rich red rhinestones. The leaves curl around the top of the berry and are accented with bright green baguettes. The brooch is substantial and very well made. The brooch measures 1 1/8 by 1 3/4" and is signed PELL(c)..
Matt Gold Tone Etruscan Style Brooch: This contemporary brooch is beautifully crafted in the Etruscan style. The center features long tear drop shaped bezel set lucite in shades of purple and sea green. The ornate border frames the brooch to perfection. The articulated dangles add drama and style. Signed AV, a company I am unfamiliar with. Excellent condition.
Signed Pell Rhinestone Piano Brooch: Perfect for the music lover in your life, this gorgeous brooch from Pell features a heavy rhodium finish set with glittering chaton and baguette rhinestones. The brooch is quite dimensional and detailed. The piano keys feature several sizes of baguettes. These stones are all original and have a very faint yellowing, but are still quite bright and have plenty of sparkle! The rhodium plating is in excellent condition. This brooch has the early Pell signature. Shown on page 73 of Classic American Costume Jewelry by Jaqueline Rehmann.
Vintage Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Layered Brooch: Sparkling and dimensional, this lovely vintage brooch is signed Eisenberg. It features layers of glittering Austrian crystals in an immaculate rhodium plated setting. The large navette and chaton rhinestones are prong ser. The curling ribbons feature small chaton rhinestones. This Eisenberg signature was used from 1945 to 1958. There are a few small chaton rhinestones with faint yellowing and the navette rhinestones show slight aging on the tips. The sparkle in this brooch is amazing. The brooch measures 2 1/8 by 1 5/8 and is signed Eisenberg.
Vintage Signed ART Victorian Revival Moonstone Brooch: The Art-mode company created many wonderful pieces, but these faux moonstone pieces almost defy description! This ornate vintage brooch features a detailed and intricate design in antiqued gold tone metal with a dimensional baroque design adorned with faux pearls, chaton rhinestones and glowing "moonstone" cabochons. The only flaw I can find is slight discoloration of one of the round moonstones. Measures 2 3/8 by 1 1/4" and is signed ART(c).
Vintage Silver and Cultured Pearl Floral Brooch: This gorgeous silver brooch features a stylized flower whose center is composed of seven cultured pearls measuring approximately 6.5mm. The pearls are in excellent condition with a glowing creamy white luster. The central pearl is slightly higher than the outer pearls. The flower petals have a dimpled border and high polish center. This brooch is rhodium plated so shows no sign of tarnish or wear. It is extremely similar to pieces brought back to the states after the Korean war. It may be sterling but can't be tested because of the rhodium and is only marked "silver".
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