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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I bought this today in a small thrift shop for $1.00. The mystery letters AV appear once again...I saw in the CW history that there is another brooch listed with these same marks. I checked the possible Italian connection and also looked at a website that lists makers of costume jewelry. Nothing. I looked at other jewelry listed on eBay with the same mark and there was no maker information listed. I did an Image search - bupkus.

    Could what looks like a copyright mark actually be an "O"? Hmmm.

    No matter. I will just enjoy this large ( 3" long) beautiful brooch and not be bothered about who made it.


    Thanks for looking!

    UPDATE: Adrienne Vittadini!!

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      This is an interesting brooch. Very Deco in style . Looks like Avon to me. :)
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      mikelv85 - I thought that when I first looked at it, so I checked it out. Avon never used that particular design logo. I used to sell Avon many, many moons ago! (1974).
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Maybe check around on this site -- Great helpful site ( sometimes ) can help!!

    4. VegasII VegasII, 7 years ago
      Beautiful piece..fantastic treasure find!!
    5. Gillian, 7 years ago
      Understated, classic style. Just my style!
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      antiquerose - that's the same site I looked at the day I bought the brooch. I didn't find anything. Thanks for trying, though!
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      I read that AV with the copyright is Avellino Italy, if the piece is silver? Beautiful brooch, Bonnie. :)
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      Hi Kath - not silver, just gilded. The quality is tip top, though! Beautifully made.
    9. OnceLostBoutique OnceLostBoutique, 7 years ago
      Good time. I got one of this during my treasury hunt today :))
      Very similar style and marking AV )
      Maybe by now you got some information ?
    10. ndnprncess ndnprncess, 6 years ago
      Adrienne Vittadini

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