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Vintage 1940's Pot Metal and Rhinestone Bird of Paradise Brooch: This gorgeous vintage bird of paradise brooch from the 1940's is crafted in silver tone pot metal and set in an ornate pattern of clear rhinestone tail feathers, a green rhinestone body and red eye. He is in wonderful condition, with only slight darkening to a few of the clear rhinestones due to age. The brooch measures 3 by 2 1/4" and is unsigned.
Vintage Enamel Cardinal Brooch with Moroccan Mosaic Stones Leaves and Berries: This lovey and unusual vintage brooch has a number of design elements which create a unique and interesting piece. The brass setting id an ornate open design, with an enamel blue circle set in the center. Topping the circle is a red enamel cardinal, sitting among enameled leaves and red berries. Each end of the brooch holds a Morrocan mosaic glass stone. You can see from the pictures the brooch is nicely made and substantial. The brooch is unsigned and measures 1 7/8 by 1 3/8".
1995 Swarovski 100th Anniversary Retired Swan Brooch: This stunning Swarovski swan brooch was created for the 100th anniversary of the company and is now retired. The brooch is crafted in rhodium plated metal. It is totally encrusted in sparkling diamante Swarovski rhinestones, each stone brilliant. The beak is gold plated. The brooch measures 2 by 2" and is in mint condition. It is marked 1895-1995 with the Swarovski swan mark.
Vintage 1930's Mexico Sterling Duck Bracelet Green Onyx Belly: This enchanting vintage 1930's silver bracelet from Mexico features a charming motif of seven individual ducks, all linked together and finished with a curved "S" clasp. Each duck features a bullet shaped cabochon of green onyx to which is affixed a silver wing. The bracelet is in wonderful condition and measures 7 1/4" long by 1" wide. The bracelet is marked "Mexico Silver" on the back of the clasp and acid tests as sterling silver.
Vintage Sterling Framed Double Parrot Brooch with Rose Gold Wash: This lovely vintage sterling silver brooch is a period copy of a Coro sterling Norseland brooch circa late 1940's. This brooch features two rose gold plated parrots on a branch framed with leaves and berries. The brooch measures 2 1/2 by 1 3/4" and is unmarked, but acid tests as sterling silver. The only flaw is a slight bend in the pin stem, which does not effect the secure closure.
Magnificent Huge Art Deco Sterling Silver Silver Pink Glass Peacock Brooch: This art deco peacock brooch is amazing! Crafted in unmarked sterling silver, the peacock features a body composed of pave'd clear rhinestones. His magnificent tail sweeps out behind him, and is embellished with large deep pink faceted glass stones capped with tiny rhinestones. As you can see, his longest feather has a slight bend downwards. The feathers are layered for a lovely dimensional look. The body of the bird has a few very dark rhinestones, I have not replaced these but left the brooch as i found it. I think some of the rhinestones are also new replacements. This is mentioned for accuracy, for this brooch is simply gorgeous! This design came in two versions, this is the larger. The brooch is not marked for metal content but tested as sterling silver. The brooch measures a substantial 4 3/4 by 1 1/2". The original mold for this brooch is in The Jewelry Museum in Providence RI.
Vintage Coro 1941 Mrs. Bluebird Gene Verrecchio: This enchanting vintage brooch from Gene Verrecchio for Coro is called Mrs. Bluebird. She is crafted in silver tone metal with an opaque pink glass belly and delicate blue paint on her wings. The rhinestones that cap her wings sparkle and shine. The design carries the patent number 125976 from March 18, 1941, which you can find on the bottom of her long tail feather. She measures 2 by 3/4" and is in amazing condition. She is one of a pair, Mr. Bluebird sports a top hat and cane. I am still on the hunt for him!
Vintage Art Deco Rhinestone Bird of Paradise Brooch: This glittering art deco bird of paradise brooch features bright rhodium plated metal pave' set with glittering clear rhinestones and a sapphire blue eye. The design is fluid and layered with the milgrain edging found on quality pieces. The brooch is as lovely as the day it was made. It measures 3 5/8 by 2 1/4" and is unsigned.
Vintage D&E (Juliana) Bird in Flight Brooch: This glittering fantasy bird in flight brooch from D&E (Juliana) features a bevy of black navette and AB chaton rhinestones, all prong set in bright silver tone metal. The colors are rich and subtle. The brooch is in excellent condition and measures 2 5/8 by 1 3/8'.
Vintage Spun 800 Silver Articulated Peacock Brooch with Dangling Faux Pearls: This huge and stunning vintage peacock brooch is crafted from spun 800 silver (unmarked but tested). The tail is articulated in layers and dangles hoards of glowing white faux pearls. The brooch is enormous, measuring 7" long by 3" wide at the widest part of the tail. The condition is excellent, with a secure open C-clasp.
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