Elaborately designed Art Nouveau Repousse gold filled or gold wash over brass Grape and vine motif brooch Sash Pin is in very good condition. There are very minimal signs of wear from use and age.
The design is stunning. The raised Repouse design is elaborately ornate and has a large bezel set red cabochon glass stone. Two clusters of grapes on a thick vine with grape leaves; all raised grape clusters have been tested to be at least 8 karat rose gold.
The background of the brooch has tiny raised crescent shapes in various angles.
"C" clasp pin back is original to the piece and in very good working condition.
I thought there were some spots of green verdigris along the stem and leaves, but after looking closely with my loupe I could see that it was not verdigris at all, but some telltale signs of the original green enameling on the vine and outer edges of the leaves.
Condition of this piece is excellent.
Large and most lovely pin measures 2-3/4" x 2-1/8.
Second photo shows more detail. Brooch is not as bright as this photo shows.