Art Deco Green Bead Paste Brooch

If ever there was a brooch with style to spare, this is it. Dating to the Art Deco period, this beauty is the ultimate in versatility and appeal. It can be worn up, down, and basically all around to glorious effect. The interlaced whorls of sparkling pastes weave in and out, coming to no conclusion, but definitely to a climax of an artfully done green wooden bead, which, when viewed closely, has lovely flecks and striations. Not to be outdone, the pastes grow larger and smaller, curl around, and just generally impress a rapt audience!

Brooches might be the most under-appreciated type of jewelry, but this one is ready to sing out! It can start out pinned to a blouse, but can go almost anywhere from there. A pin to pendant convertor makes it a necklace, or it can be fastened to a headband, fascinator, hat, coat, scarf, handbag, or pretty much anything you can think of. I've put up a few pictures to help inspire new ways to show off this stylish little flapper.

Condition: Very good vintage condition. Circa 1920-1935. Measures a bit over 1 ½" by 1 ¼" at its widest. Pastes are well set, show some age related chips or nicks when viewed under a loupe, depending on the type and angle of the light, some pastes may appear darker. The pin clasp is actually a lever back type, but the lever itself doesn't really work. That isn't a problem, though, since the other half functions as a very secure and easy to use c-clasp.

Item ID: 0116

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Green/silver, Size: 1 1/2"

$265 USD

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