Vintage Napier signed gold wash vermeil sterling silver figural leaf brooch c.1940.
The company was founded in 1865 and changed names a few times and was named 'Napier' in 1920 after President James Napier then to 'By Napier' in 1942. After 1955 'Napier' with the copyright symbol. ( Information courtesy of Jackson Jewels).
The stunning textured and polished vermeil sterling silver figural leaf brooch measures 2-1/8 inches x 2 inches and sits 1/4 inch high with a safety catch pin. It is signed on the back Napier Sterling in a rectangle cartouche and weighs 25.47 grams. There is some minor loss of the vermeil gold wash due to the age of the brooch which the camera has magnified and it is less noticeable to the naked eye.
This beautiful high quality Napier vermeil sterling brooch is in very good condition and would be a wonderful addition to your vintage jewelry collection.