Posted 2 months ago
I love it when items are marked. Generally, this makes it a lot easier to date and identify an item. Well, this brooch is not marked. So I have another mystery on my hand.
The brooch is rather large: 2 1/2 inches. All rhinestones are present and original, as far as I can tell. The brass setting is in good condition but displays a lot of patina, or is it dirt?! I would like to clean it but I am afraid to damage the rhinestones.
The smallest rhinestones have been mounted in settings that were riveted on to the brooch. I have seen similar settings in Czechoslovakian brooches but I couldn't find an exact match. In any case, I believe that the brooch dates to around the 1930's or thereabout.
Thanks for looking:)