This attractive finely-made, cast sterling silver brooch in the form of a lion may be also worn as a pendant. The designer, Gugliemo Cini, established himself in Boston in 1922 after immigrating from Italy. His jewelry is considered to be among the best made in the U.S. This pin is from a series of Zodiac-motif pieces dating from the 1940's and 1950's. It measures 1 5/8" X 1 3/4" tall. The word "Leo" is engraved on a banner at the bottom. The pin is clearly marked "Sterling by Cini" on the back. The pin is in excellent original condition, has a safety catch, and weighs .43 oz.
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