Condition: Used Size: 2" x 1 1/4" Type: Natural Materials Jewelry Manufacturer: Unsigned
This vintage-to-antique brooch has a brass stamping that looks European in origin and a large domed Chinese turquoise cabochon in the prong setting. It is an unusual piece of turquoise in that, instead of a prominent matrix design there is a softer and smoother design caused by the aggregation of copper deposits. The stamping suggests a circa date around the 1920s or 30s. The center of the stamping is slightly off-center, and one of the connections between the setting and the backdrop has severed cleanly. It is difficult to see without a loupe, and the sever does not affect the wear of this brooch and could be easily soldered, if desired. A truly interesting piece despite the flaws in the setting, for which I have discounted this piece. Of course, a new setting is always another option.