3D figural brooch is of a bird, possibly a Mallard Duck in flight.
From the tip of his nose to the end of his tail feathers, there is just the most wonderful enameling in colors or shades of metallic blue and green accented with golden highlights in the feathers. Individual feathers are not painted in a mottled or blended fashion. Some feathers are blue and some are green. When worn, the lights just flicker between them and you have to look closely to see which are blue or green.
Deep etchings are found on the bird’s collar as well as each individual wing’s feather. Just gorgeous, wonderful detailing. Absolutely superb condition-only a wee bit of blue enamel missing from the very tip of the tail. I believe this is how it was made due to the overall condition of the brooch. In any case, it is virtually unnoticeable when worn.
Signed ST. LABRE ©within an oval cartouche on the underside of the wing. Measures 2-1/2” x 2”.
St. Labre Jewelry manufacturing plant was founded on a Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation during the early 1960’s. It ceased operating sometime in the 1970’s.