Collector's item from a famed San Francisco jewelry designer.
Approx. Size: 2.25" x 1.25"
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Sterling 929, HF
Only one - Get it before it's gone.
Large surrealist brooch in the shape of an eye. Large pink tourmaline center, 18 old mine cut man-made rounds surround the center in a gild mounting on sterling silver. Each stone has in a modernist gold setting. Small gold gilt balls at each corner of the round stones. Gilt rope braiding around center create an eyeliner look. Six more gilt balls at the top create an eyebrow. The design of this brooch reminds us of Dali. A written appraisal by a Master Gemologist Appraiser® (G.G.) from 2012 is available for inspection and is sent with the brooch upon sale.
Harry Fireside was a jewelry designer in San Francisco. He started with jewelry as a hobby in the 1970s and by the 1980s was known for jade, cultured pearls, and tourmaline jewelry. His designs were influenced by his love of Asia, a love that developed, he was quoted because he grew up near Chinatown. Fireside pieces are truly one of a kind and are considered works of art as well as jewelry.
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