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    Posted 1 year ago

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    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:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 1 year ago
      Many thanks, MALKEY. As always, I appreciate your love:)
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Wow, that is huge!
      I would think it would be very difficult to clean w/ o messing with the stones, so I would just take a damp q-tip and work around them. The setting looks like it was stamped out, and I have no clue when these were done/ popular. If it is from the 30’s, it is in wonderful condition for a 90 year old brooch! You don’t see much yellow jewelry, ( two - tone?), just like orange, so you have not only found a treasure, but a rare one at that!
    3. freiheit freiheit, 1 year ago
      MsCrystalship, thanks so much for your insightful comment. Maybe I will give it a try with the q-tip. I have cleaned brass with vinegar before but the piece didn't have any stones. I guess I will have to be very careful. I never paid much attention to colours but I think that you are correct. There are not too many pieces with yellow rhinestones :)
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 1 year ago
      Gudrun I will look in my jewelry stock photo, I think I post some time ago a similar brooch and workmanship as you’re, mark Czechoslovakia .
    5. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 1 year ago
      I think it’s turned me into a rhinestone cowboy
    6. freiheit freiheit, 1 year ago
      Alan, I would love to see your brooch! Thanks for stopping by.
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 1 year ago
      Here it is, but I mistake it, that's not the one mark Czechoslovakia.
      The brooch as no mark, but really close relative, front and back.


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