This totally awesome, vintage 1960's pinwheel brooch and earring set with German vitrail foil backing is a purple, blue, green and silver starburst of color beneath the thick, beveled edge glass stones. The impressively thick stone on the brooch is bezel set in a fine dogtooth rimmed setting in a warm gold wash. The round, circle shaped frame features a fine and chunky twisted gold rope design.
The original Hattie Carnegie signed red velvet box is included with this set. See last photo.
This very rare brooch and pendant combination measures 1 3/4" inches across X 5/8" of an inch thick! It can be worn as a pin or strung on a chain necklace to wear as a pendant.
The matching earrings mirror the brooch's construction in a smaller size, with each one measuring 1 1/8" inches across. Back of clips are hallmarked "Hattie Carnegie" in script lettering, and they are in excellent condition.
Floral filigree open cut back on the brooch, as well, is hallmarked "Hattie Carnegie" in script letters with the copyright symbol in a raised, oval cartouche. Pin and pendant hook are in fine condition, too. The entire piece is in very good to excellent condition, with the only flaw being some loss of the foil backing on the center portion of four spokes of the wheel. Despite this imperfection, it is still a wow of a piece! What a set!
Item ID: RL-3077
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