Vintage Chinese Export Silver Enamel Fingernail Guard Brooch
This wonderful vintage brooch was originally made as a fingernail guard for a wealthy Oriental lady. They were also worn by dancers. Exquisitely crafted in silver filigree, the guard is enameled along each side, flanking a genuine pearl, coral and turquoise, each bezel set. The enamel work is lovely, featuring alternating leaves and flowers in blues and purples. Further embellishment features raised silver beads and scrolls. This fabulous vintage collectible is in excellent condition with a wonderful patina to the silver. It is marked SILVER, most likely 800 silver. The pin clasp is tight and secure. The brooch measures 3 3/8" long by 5/8" at the open base.