Lot of 10 vintage costume jewelry brooch pins. Pre-owned gently used. Latches and pins in very good working order. There are 6 goldtone metal pieces including a 3 1/4" long flower with faux pearl; clipper ship; the letter 'A'; the letter 'W'; a 1" diameter circle/wreath/letter 'O'; 1 1/2" long heart studded with clear rhinestones; and a slender leaf with faux pearl. None of the goldtone pins are marked/signed.
There are 3 silvertone metal pins. 2 3/4" long slender S-shape with 2 faux pearls signed TARA on back. 1" long lapel pin shaped like a basket with 'Avon' mark on back. 1 1/4" diameter 'O' or wreath pin (unsigned).
We are pleased to offer this 'MMA' marked red enameled ladies' shoe brooch or pin. It is 2" wide x 1" tall. It features four (4) clear rhinestones as shoe buttons. The setting is silvertone metal. 'MMA' stands for Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This red enameled brooch/pin is pre-owned but is in excellent condition.
We are pleased to present a fantastic solid gold diamond cut rope chain. It is composed of 14K yellow gold weighing in at 25.25 DWT or 39.42 grams or 1.27 ounces. It measures 30" in length and has a lobster claw fastener. We purchased this piece at an estate sale, before which it was cleaned and appraised. The appraisal reads as follows:
ONE 14 KARAT YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND CUT SOLID GOLD DIAMOND CUT ROPE CHAIN WITH A LOBSTER CLAW, 30 INCHES LONG, 4MM THICK, WEIGHT 25.35 DWT
RETAIL REPLACEMENT VALUE -$5,900.00
Please feel free to ask questions if you have them and we will do our best to answer. Please see pictures for more details.
This is a beautiful Marcel Boucher brooch. This piece of jewelry was a process of learning for me, so bear with me as I attempt to relay what I have learned. Marcel Boucher was a French jeweler who came to New York City in the 1920's. He studied under Pierre Cartier. In 1937, Boucher established his own company, Marcel Boucher and Cie. He quickly gained fame and his jewelry became some of the most well known and sought after costume jewelry of the 20th century.
This piece is a bow or ribbon brooch. It is marked on the back with the well known MB mark with a Phrygian cap sitting on top. It has the inventory number 2071, which dates it back to the 1940's. The brooch is also marked STERLING. It is my understanding that this piece is composed of sterling silver and was given a coating of vermeil. Vermil is a combination of gold and at least one other metal (in this case, I believe the other metal is nickel). There are some small spots of wear to the vermil finish. The brooch has several clear rhinestones, which have a yellow tint. One stone is missing. The brooch measures 2" long by 1 1/2" wide at the widest point. Please see pictures for more details.