This fabulous gilded metal (known as "Russian gold") brooch circa 1940s is from a private British collection. Never worn and in mint condition, the large pin is Oriental in design with a square plaque containing Japanese marks with a graceful heron on a tree branch and overlaid floral motifs with four round cabochons in orange, red, purple and creme. Suspended below this stunning brooch are four fancy link chains, each one with a double cabochon drop in the colors of orange, blue, green, red and creme. Signed Joseff on the reverse side, the brooch has its original pin and safety clasp. Dimensions: 3" width; 5" length including chain drops. Cabochons are 10mm each. Weight: 64.2 grams. NOTE: This gorgeous brooch is featured in "Jewelry of the Stars: Creations from Joseff of Hollywood," by Joanne Dubbs Ball, p. 148. Eugene Joseff made his reputation by designing and providing the vast majority of jewelry used in Hollywood films during the 1930s,40s and 50s. "Gone with the Wind," "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" and "Camille" are among the hundreds of films that were enhanced by Joseff jewelry.
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