This beautiful Australian brooch is designed in Art Deco form with a flowing ribbon inside an oval border and encrusted with sparkling marcasite gems. It is an Australian piece- produced by Lega, Melbourne, whom were makers of fine marcasite sterling silver jewellery from around 1948. The pin back secures with a rollover clasp. As silver safety chain/pin is connected for extra security.
The brooch is stamped "Lega" "No 139" "STG SIL" on the reverse. There are no marcasite gems missing and all appear to be original, overall this brooch is in exceptional vintage condition
The good sized brooch measures 41mm across x 23mm height
ERA: around 1950 or so
MATERIAL: Sterling Silver
STAMP: "Lega" "No 139" "STG SIL"
WEIGHT: 9.0 grams
SIZE: 41mm or 1 6/1" across x 23mm or height
CONDITION: Exceptional vintage condition! commensurate with age - some patina, "as level of polish is a matter of taste.”
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