This is a classic 1930s Art Deco style Marcasite brooch or pin made in Germany, of Sterling Silver, and high quality glossy marcasite stones. The marcasites are larger than usual and very shiny. The brooch looks stunningly shiny, especially when worn against black. The silver work is pierced allowing the light through, and defining the 'stripes' of marcasites. The brooch has an almost 3-D quality in the way the bow ribbon folds and drapes. It has clear marks for 'Sterling' and 'Germany' on the rear. Measurements are just under 2 inches wide (5cm) by a total drop/length of approx 1.5 inches (or 3.75cm). It weighs 14.1 grams. The clasp is an early rollover type and is firm and secure. The brooch is in excellent all round condition with no missing marcasites.