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Czech and Bohemian Costume Jew…61 of 83Twenties czech glass broochRestrung Czech glass Egyptian motif
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Posted 4 years ago


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A couple posts in the past few days commented on beautiful work set in base metal and this is another example I wanted to share and ask for your expertise. This brooch is 2"-3/8"x1"-1/2" with 24 amethyst faceted 8x6 cm rectangle glass? stones set w/14 tiny 2 cm round amethyst glass stones. The rectangle stones are nicely faceted w/point facet on back side as well - makes the item catch the light and shine. Some of the tiny round stones are missing.

I think this is from the 1900-1930 but I am not sure. I found it at the Saint Vincent DePaul thrift store in Omaha in 1982 (we called it patron saint of used clothing) during my lunch half-hour. I had already spent money on lunch and GASP - saw this and hurried to the ATM for money to buy it. I remember I was late getting back to work that day.

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  1. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    What a nice brooch! I also think its 20's or thirties. Looks like czech glass to me, but then again, I'm no expert.
    And I dont even know for sure with my own stuff. Dont you have to look at the edges of the stones? If they are a bit 'rounded' it should be glass.
    I'll post some brooches that look familiar to yours, but not as nice.
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Hello everyone - out of touch for a few days. Thank you all for your love: Moonstonelover, Bellin68, mustangtony, vetraio50, bratjdd, newtimes, ginger59, antiquarius123, vintagemad. I would love to hear your comments!
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Thank you Newtimes - I had company all week - TWO 20-yr. old nieces only interested hanging out at favorite beaches - Venice, Santa Monica and finally here in my front yard at Long I'm a bit behind on my favorite website. They didn't really care about my jewels...that's okay. The brooch's edges are rounded.
  4. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Well then its amethyst glass. It doesnt really matter if its glass or real amethyst: its the quality of the brooch that counts.
    You are lucky you could go to some beaches without freezing to death! Here in Belgium its still horribly cold for the time of the year. At night it still freezes and its almost April!
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Thank you Moonstone, Niknak42 and Trustyhuckster for your love.
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Thank you Nadia, Sara and MrsWarren for your loves!

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