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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This 1 1-2" goldtone brooch is made with several gemstones, as was the hallmark of vintage designer Edward Swoboda of Los Angeles CA (1955-1978), the leaves are peridot, the wings & "bamboo" branch are jade & the eye is carnelian, although the pearls are probably faux

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    1. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      This is a beautiful brooch- the little bird sitting on a branch singing his little heart out to welcome spring is a great pose for him to be in, and that particular colour of jade is so deep and strong. Some jade you see is rather white and milky but this is a great colour for the bird and the bamboo branch.
    2. jbingham95 jbingham95, 3 years ago
      WOW What a beautiful piece.It looks like jade or emerald with pearls.Very Nice.
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks for the love all
      and GeodeJem for the like

      Thomas, this bird DOES appear to be singing on his branch lol! Thanx so much for the great comment and always a kind word

      Eileen I know, Swoboda made such lovely pieces using the natural stones, at least he didn't use real gold so the brooch would be affordable, but still I agree they would call it semi precious.
      Thank you for the always lovely compliments

      Lauren isn't this little bird a harbinger for Spring, I love all the green colors around him, and yes agree that jade color is a really pretty shade! Thank you for seeing a Spring message here and for your wonderful comment and appreciation

      Mary thank you for the excellent and welcome praise, this little bird should be singing out a song of gratitude!

      Thanks jb, I agree all the stones assembled together look really fine, I am so glad you really loved it and super appreciate your fab compliment

    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      The pearls look real to me! And you can see the jadeite looks to be hand carved. Put the pearl gently on your tooth. If it feels smooth, it's faux. If it feels gritty, reminds me of fingernails on a chalk board, then they are real. Especially if the other stones are real, then so would the pearls be, I would guess.
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Pretty birdie! Nice find
    6. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you share for the great informative comment, I tried the tooth test & they feel smooth so could be the real,deal, I'm now even happier with this brooch!

      Thank you so much MrsT for the lovely compliment, your recently posted Swoboda is so beautiful it reminded me I had this little guy!

      The love is much appreciated
    7. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much iggy and Alan for the very kind love it's greatly appreciated guys :)
    8. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you Marie & Sean for the love it is super appreciated!
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Beautiful combo of texture and colors on this piece, in all the right ways !!
    10. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Lovely compliment Rose, thank you so much for the kind words and the love

      Many thanks Scott for the love & thoughtfulness
    11. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks rockit & Roycroft for the very kind love, so glad you enjoyed this birdie on his branch
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 8 months ago
      This came out at a time where I was in hospital so I missed it. I almost expected the branch he rests upon to be a whistle ! The pearls give the piece an extra added boost which puts it out over the top !~
    13. Newfld Newfld, 8 months ago
      Phil lol you nailed it - he looks like he's sitting on a whistle, truly! I'm really glad you got to see this birdie, thanks for your wonderful comment my friend

      Grateful for the love all
    14. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      Great piece, Jenni! Not sure how I missed it. Must have been on my hiatus.
    15. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Thanks Kevin for your super praise & love for this Swoboda bird, that co. was great at crafting gemstones into costume pieces & this is one of my faves. You are always sorely missed when you take hiatus but hey, we have to put life first right, CW is a great diversion & always fun to connect with friends (Karen-racer likes to call us 'fiends' lol) here so it's great to see you :)

      Really appreciate that you liked this piece rancherswife, many thanks
    16. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Many thanks Vynil for the love for this Swoboda jade bird, very happy you liked it and most grateful to you

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