Nature objects were often depicted in jewelry. Grape leaves entwined with grapes on the vine are not unusual. However, the designer of this lovely brooch took liberties with color and form. Turquoise leaves are not common, nor are gold grapes; but together they leave no question as to what they are intended to be.
The most phenomenal workmanship is shown in the fine engraving of the vines. The “T” pin and “C” clasp are original. There is minor solder reinforcing the “C” clasp. This lovely piece is in good condition. The overall length is 2” and the width is 1 1/8”.
The gold tests out to 14K, however there is no mark.