Art Deco diamond paste brooch in sterling silver from France. The play of framed shapes in an open construction shows its fine quality of craftsmanship. The dazzling stones, in rounds and baguettes, are silver foiled on the reverse for extra sparkle. Remarkably, there are no yellowed or discolored pastes. Close inspection with a loupe reveals a few nibbles and minor foil loss. The brooch is marked with the French crab and a maker’s mark (A.S.), both tiny and easy to miss. It measures 1-3/4” by 1” and has a secure clasp. This beauty would make a wonderful gift.