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Vintage Brooches, Pins:
Figurals, Florals, Miscellaneous Motifs

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The Whole Zoo Pin

A stampede of exotic animals fill this large pin designed to fit on the shoulder. Pin closure on back swivels slightly to accommodate rounded fit on shoulder, see back here. Quality matte goldplated cast, marked on back ULTRA CRAFT. Circa 1980s.

NOTE Size: 4" W x 3 /2" H approx.


Available: 1 piece


Jade Wing Butterfly Pin

Sweet butterfly sports wings in genuine carved jade. These pins with genuine stone materials are often attributed to early SWOBODA production but were always unmarked. Circa 1960s.

Size: 1 1/4" H x 1 5/8" W


Available: 1 piece


Red and Green Ladybug Pins

Bright enameled backs on these cute scatter pins can be seen anywhere. Quality construction on goldplated casts. View backs here. Circa 1960s.

Sizes: 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" approx.


Available: 1 set of 2 pins


Amethyst Crystal Mouse

Fun mouse sports large faceted oval body and head in amethyst glass crystal, goldplated brass 3-D ears and whiskers, goldplated metal rope tail that moves with movement. Quality setting, unknown vintage but not new. Back crystal is unfoiled.

Size: 1 1/2" L x 3/4" W.


Available: 1 piece


Wired Cat Head Pin

Cute cat face in 3-D goldplated wirework on cast stares with green rhinestone eyes, turns up a red rhinestone nose. Circa 1960s.

Size: 7/8" W x 1" H, approx.


Available: 1 piece


Kitty Pin With Pearl Belly by Sarah Coventry

Green-glass eyes and a faux pearl belly highlight cute kitty cat marked S.C. and copyright mark. S.C. is a Sarah Coventry mark. Textured goldplated quality cast, c:a 1980s.

Size: 1 3/4" H x 5/8" W. approx.


Available: 1 piece


Comedy and Tragedy Masks Pin

Always appropriate when heading for the theatre or just want to be a little mysterious, this classic theatre mask brooch in goldplated metal is of respectable size to be noticed. Circa 1980s.

Size: 1 1/8" H x 3 1/8" W


Available: 1 piece


Funny Feet Pin or Pendant

Marquis and round all pronged clear rhinestones form an interesting lap-over V looking very much like two feet on this open-work soldered handworked pin which can also be worn as a pendant if a chain is added. Era made could be anywhere from the 1940s through the 1960s. Silverplated.

Size: 2 1/4" x 2 1/8"


Available: 1 piece


Owl Pin by JOMAZ

Charming oversized owl head sits atop tiny body. Goldplated quality 3-D cast, black enamel details, pavé rhinestones around eyes. Marked JOMAZ in cast. C:a 1960s-70s.

Size: 1 1/2" H x 1" W


Available: 1 piece


Cockatiel Bird Brooch

In silverplated Deco potmetal cast, pavé in rhinestones, a red rhinestone eye.

This design was patented by Trifari in 1941.

As the above pin is not marked in any way, it is doubtful that it is a genuine Trifari pin but likely another version from the period, not a modern copy. Courtesy Trifari Patents the Trifari design can be found here for comparison:

Trifari Patents, numbered 127,329.

View back here

Size: 3 1/2" H x 2" W


Available: 1 piece


Leafy Sterling Brooch

With a center of brilliant pavé rhinestones, this large brooch sports seven pierced-work gently curved leaves. It was once goldwashed and some goldwash is still visible on the back but the front has been polished to a warm sterling patina. Although tested as sterling there are no marks on it. From circa early 1940s.

View reverse of brooch here.

Note Size: 4" W x 1 3/4" H.


Available: 1 piece


Retro Large Floral Brooch

This large brooch was crafted by an artist to show a potential employer or teacher what he or she could do, a socalled artist's sample or studio piece.

The metal is definitely goldfilled, sheet and tubing (cut in half), as well as wires and ready-to-mount components finely riveted and/or soldered. Invisibly set pink navette rhinestones in two flowers, plus a prongset teal navette edged by interesting two-tone smoky rhinestones.

The flowers are mounted on wire stems giving a three-dimensional effect. Large ondulated center leaf with incised pattern, delicate scallops. Invisibly mounted clear rhinestones in half-rings outline the flowers. Two multi-petaled all-metal rose buds on stems balance the so very Retro design. Most likely to be worn as seen above on lapel or left side of chest. Long pin stem and ball safety clasp expertly soldered at each end. No maker's or other marks. From c:a early 1940s.

Size: 2 3/4" H x 2 1/2" W.


Available: 1 piece


Deco Flower Spray, Seafoam Cabochons

Five oval seafoam color gleaming glass cabochons in the simulated moonstone highlight this huge silverplated potmeal cast spray bouquet.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 1 3/4" W.


Available: 1 piece


Bouquet Brooch by PENNINO

Aqua pronged rhinestones pavé atop formal corsage-styled holder with fancy wrap in sterling with in two colors gold-filled, rose and yellow finish in excellent condition. Marked Pennino Sterling. This pin is featured in several collector reference books, including Vivienne Becker's. 1940s.

Size: 2 1/2" H x 1 3/8" W (at widest point).


Available: 1 piece


Rhinestone Brooch by DAG

Floral carved blue glass center, five black diamond rhinestones accented with clear rhinestones in elaborate ridge edged open work settings, domed all-over shape. Silverplated hand-assembled quality setting. Round plaque on back is marked dag [all lower case letters]. Late 1940s.

Size: 2" dia.


Available: 1 piece


G.F. Sterling Bouquet Brooch by RALEIGH

This genuine Retro bouquet brooch sports emerald green crystal teardrop stones and an unusual 2-tone gold fill on stamped sterling silver. The large flower petals are finished in rose-gold, their center rim and the leaves, stems and swirls in yellow gold. The "tie" that holds the bouquet together is left in silver finish. Marked STERLING 1/20 12 KT G.F. and RALEIGH. Sturdy pin stem with safety catch soldered at both ends. From the 1940s.

Please note considerable size: 3 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W, approx.


Available: 1 piece


Black Glass Flower Brooch by Cathé

Faceted petals, green and aurora borealis accent rhinestones. C:a 1950s or 1960s.

Marked: Cathé

Size: 2 1/2" L approx.


Available: 1 piece


Fancy Large Deco Bouquet Brooch in Multi-Colors

Red, green, blue, champagne, citrine and clear narrow-top facet bezel-set rhinestones, antique finish sterling detailed open quality work on wire rope structure. C:a 1920s-1930s. Not marked sterling, appears handcrafted.

Note Size: 4 1/4" H x 1 3/4" W, approx.


Available: 1 piece


Black Flowers Bouquet Brooch

Hematite-imitation faceted glass stones interspersed with clear rhinestones on heavy goldplated curved and raised cast, accented in tiny pavé rhinestones.

Size: 2 1/4" H x W.


Available: 1 piece


Thistle Brooch with Champagne Stone

The lucky thistle motif has been popular since Victorian times. This magnificent thistle's center is a large beautifully faceted champagne color crystal stone. Scrolled incised patterns on leaves. Hollow sterling with covered back, pin stem and safety clasp soldered at each end. Not of Victorian era. Marked W.B.s STERLING SILVER in two places.

Size: 1 3/4" H+W. Stone: 3/4" dia.


Available: 1 piece


Bouquet Brooch with Green Rhinestones

Emerald faceted unfoiled rhinestones top this bouquet with leaves accented with row of clear rhinestones. Thick goldplated raised quality potmetal cast. 1930s.

Size: 3 1/2" W x 2 1/2" H.


Available: 1 piece


Amethyst Crystal Petals Flower Brooch

Amethyst color unfoiled faceted pearshape pronged crystal glass stones form the petals for goldplated center on three-dimensional flower with scarf ring at bottom, florentine finish pierced work leaves. Late 1940s.

Size: 2" dia. approx.


Available: 1 piece


Retro Sunflower Style Brooch

Shouting Retro Cocktail Style from the early to mid-1940s, is this high-rise domed pin, almost 1" up at center, warm-cognac color unfoiled pronged emerald-cut crystal stones set at an angle, pavé pronged center in light champagne rhinestones, and crowned with a round faceted cognac color crystal stone.

Superbly worked hand-assembly. This finely goldplated brooch could pass for precious jewelry.

Size: 2 1/4" diameter, but appears much larger.


Available: 1 piece


Pale Pink Retro Flower Brooch

Palest rose quartz color pink square crystal tops delicate goldplated sterling Retro flower brooch. Marked Sterling. C:a 1940s.

Condition: Goldwash good with minor scratches but no worn areas. Oxidation patina on back has not been removed.

Size: 3" H, crystal 3/4".


Available: 1 piece


Green Crystals Retro Flower Spray Brooch

Five oval narrow-table facet cut emerald green crystals center flowers and buds on goldplated sterling Retro floral spray. Marked STERLING. C:a 1940s

Condition: Goldplating worn somewhat on big leaves, rest not, price reflects.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W.


Available: 1 piece


Flower Swirl Brooch by HARPER

Delicately swirled goldfilled open-work setting supports aqua marquise and round clear pronged crystal rhinestones in typically Retro style. Marked HARPER and 1/20 12K G.F. C:a 1940s.

Size: 1 3/8" W x 1 3/4" H.


Available: 1 piece


Carved Glass Brooch by Coro

Leaves in two-tone pale green and shimmery clear, silverplated cast. Marked Coro.

Size: 2 3/8" W x 1 1/8" H.


Available: 1 piece


Alice Caviness Brooch

Fabulous crystals drip all over rhinestones set in this AC brooch which has been authenticated by Frank DeLizza as having been manufactured by DeLizza & Elster for Alice Caviness. D&E is also known as manufacturers of Juliana costume jewelry.

See reverse here

Size: 2 3/4" W x 2 3/4" H.


Available: 1 piece


Victorian Scrolled Brooch

Charming Victorian brooch has incised floral scrolls, high relief curlicue work. Material appears to be rolled gold or gold filled [low carat gold]. Hollow work with completely covered back, not marked in any way. Pin stem extends past its C-clasp in the manner of true Victorian brooches. Top hook on back permits hanging as a pendant, or turning it over to attach a watch chatelaine-style. The brooch is identical worn either end up, pin stem is at center. Superb finish has not dulled over the years.

Size: 2 1/8" W x 1 1/2" H.


Available: 1 piece


Aurora Borealis Multi Color Rhinestone Brooch

Colors from blues to greens to purples and reds, yellows, spark in this 3-D brooch by unknown maker. The colors change when exposed to different lights.

See reverse here

Size: 2 1/2" W x 2 1/2" H approx.


Available: 1 piece


Freirich Crystal Brooch

Five huge faceted crystals highlight this goldplated hand-assembled brooch signed Freirich. An unusual design for this company better known for its figurals and tailored jewelry.

See reverse here

Size: 3" W x 3" H approx.


Available: 1 piece


Victorian Style Pearl Bar Pin

Swirled raised paisley center motif crowned with a cultured blister pearl, visible small blister. Material may be gold or goldfilled, not tested, not marked in any way, not represented as gold. Sturdy safety catch pin closure. Age unknown.

Size: 2 1/8" L, center motif 1/2" H.


Available: 1 piece


Two-tone Pink and Pale Green Glass Brooch

Six pearlized oval pronged glass cabochon stones accented with aurora borealis round rhinestones and pink glass center stone.

Hand-assembled/soldered goldplated quality setting. Probably from 1950s or 1960s.

Size: 2" dia.


Available: 1 piece


Red and Purple Multi-Color Rhinestone Brooch

A truly see-you-coming piece of unusual jewelry, can be worn at different angles. Glass cabochons hold several different colors within them. Proud maker never put his name on it.

See reverse here

Size: 2 1/2" W approx.


Available: 1 piece


Christmas Tree Pin by J.J.

All the happy colors in scattered rhinestone accents on green-brushed branches atop goldplated cast. Marked J.J. in cast.

Size: 2" H x 1 1/8" W


Available: 1 piece


Clear Rhinestone Brooch with Pendant Drop

Gently Victorian Revival in appearance this style returned in fashion in the early 1940s. This brooch is a later issue, probably from the 1950s-1960s. b

See reverse here

Size: 3" H x 1 1/4" W approx.


Available: 1 piece

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