Posted 4 years ago
Hello all! I would like some help on this sweet brooch. I can see the mark of Sterling 925, but not the other right near it. Any idea? Any idea based on the design & weird way it was made? I think the Marcasites were set in it while hot? Otherwise they must be glued, but don't see any glue.
It is partially pour-molded (lost wax cast). The center stone is set in gold - look at the weird 'prongs' underneath holding the stone in. Like a knife sliced the gold and bent it up, like a chocolate curl.
What is that center faceted stone? It is green. In some light it looks like dark lime, and others like a 7-up bottle green. The cross-hatched gold bezel contrasts nicely. What style? I thought Nouveau -not sure.
Thanks for any insights! I picked it up so many years ago, I forget where. Actually, I should say at what sale. I did get it in S.F. Peninsula.