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Art Deco-style sterling brooch with rhinestones by "HSB"

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rhineisfine's items7 of 11Antique Japanese cloisonné brooch with design of traditional instrumentsUnusual antique silver brooch of St. Hubert, religious medal, .835 silver
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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This slender brooch is 2 inches (5 cm) long and 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) at its widest.
    According to Global Gemology's jeweller database, the 'HSB' stamp (picture #3) stands for Harry S. Bick, a jeweller in NYC from 1947 who worked in both gold and sterling silver. Therefore, this brooch can't be older than that. From its style, I think it dates to the early end of his production period.
    A lot of HSB's jewellery features flowers or plants. However, occasionally you find more abstract pieces, such as this vaguely Art Deco brooch with its two tiny aqua rhinestones and slightly "gimlet" appearance. I liked the sleek lines and the simplicity of the two small stones.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      Highly unusual pin and almost looks like a pair of spectacles, quite futuristic design !~
    2. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the comment, Phil! Yes, it is futuristic, although it also reminds me vaguely of the elaborate grill you might find on some classic antique car. Unusual vibe for a (nominally) rhinestone piece.
    3. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 1 year ago
      MsCrystalShip, thank you for your kind comment!
      And I think it may be rare, too, although I would love to learn of any similar pieces - both to have more context for this one, and to admire for their own sake :)
    4. Andreamw, 1 year ago
      It's beautiful! Strikingly modern design, with that Art Deco vibe.
    5. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 1 year ago
      Andreamw, thank you for the sweet words and for the love!
      And thank you all for loving my brooch: Newfld, PhilDMorris, Ms.CrystalShip, dav2no1, aura, racer4four, jscott0363, fortapache, RichmondLori, vetraio50, valentino97 and kwqd!

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