Posted 4 years ago
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.