This is a very attractive marked sterling silver rhinestone studded leaf brooch made by Carl Art. Carl Art jewelry company was founded by Carl Schraysshuen and Arthur Loercher in 1936 and continued in business until at least 1976. I estimate that this brooch dates from circa 1940s-50s. this brooch has a stylized leaf shape with a matte brushed silver finish inside the leaf, contrasted with brightly polished silver along the outer edge, the leaf spine, the stem and back. Clear and pale blue rhinestones are prong set scattered over the interior of the leaf. The brooch is marked STERLING and the CA with an arrow through the letter. It has its original pin back with functional roll over safety catch. The loop of the stem allows this piece to be worn as a pendant as well, just add a bail loop and your chain.
This brooch weighs 9.3 gr. It measures 1.25" x 2".
Condition is good.
Add a little vintage sparkle to your wardrobe. Carl Art is an under appreciate company that made well crafted jewelry in its time.
Item ID: F11cab711
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