Posted 9 years ago
I went to out local Salvation Army and found some really nice things today. First up, I bought a couple of bags of costume jewelry for a buck a piece. This was in one of the bags and I knew it was old. I've seen these Victorian brooches on the antiques shows so I knew it was an Intaglio or paperweight brooch. Intaglio is a techniques in which an image is created by cutting, carving or engraving into a flat surface. In this case it's been carved and colored on the reverse and mounted in a stamped brass oval that's about 1 1/2". It's in really nice shape. The pin and it's mounting and the "c" clasp are a bit bent but that's it. Guess I'll keep buying these grab bags. There were a lot of nice pieces in them but this is the real treasure !