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studio modernist silver, bakelite and black onyx floral Pin Brooch

on Mar 2, 2019 in Pins/brooches, US/European

Lovely modernist studio made sterling silver floral brooch in a design that combines stylization and naturalist elements while incorporating black onyx and bakelite cabochons. The colors here are magnificent – the freshness of the sage green combines with the mature amber, their richness offset by the glistening black of the onyx. I love the way the artist has crafted the leaves, bending them this way and that; and the beefy tendrils mirror the heftiness of the bezels around the cabs. Spring should be around the corner, shouldn’t it?

 

Size/Weight: 3 1/8″ long by 2″ tall; 36.5 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not marked for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be of sterling quality; the date is a bit challenging to pinpoint but I would suggest 1940s-50s

Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful colors in the bakelite and patina to die for; generous size and eye-catching design that has been nicely crafted – a truly unique piece of vintage jewelry

 

Offered at 115.00

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