Posted 8 days ago
So this brooch is Spanish vermeil silver filigree, 2 1/2", with an old c clasp, bought it at the swap meet on Saturday. I'd had my eye on it for a month or two, the guy was offering it for ten dollars, on Saturday he sold it to me for three dollars! Pin is stamped with a shooting star on one side, that identifies it as .750 silver, the other side has the number 27. As to what this brooch is properly called, filigree or cannetille, there's some question in my mind. They are both made in similar decor, one explanation is filigree is flat and cannetille is three dimensional. My own feeling is cannetille is more elaborate, often in a framework, and bejeweled. I think filigree is a good description for this brooch. I will add some links below discussing both as well as a link to a brooch being sold quite similar to mine. Thanks for looking.