Posted 5 years ago
This is a really large engraved brooch. It measures 2 and one half inches. It is very well made and in excellent condition. I believe it dates to around the middle of the last century, anywhere around 1940's to the 1960's. I am still not sure about the mark. I would like to find out when it was used and what the connection Burkhardt/Birks was, or if this is just plain wrong.
The brooch is marked with the letter B in a hexagon for Burkhardt/the Canadian retailer Birks. Birks is still around and sells mostly upscale merchandise.
Looking on the web, I find that many pieces of vintage sterling jewelry marked that way are not selling for much even though the quality, workmanship, and design are really superb.
Thanks for looking:)