This is a beautiful classic mid century brooch of two twining leaves. One could call it Moderne for its simplicity. 1 3/4" by 1 1/4" Sturdy safety clasp. Alphonse La Paglia emigrated to the United States in the early 20th Century. During WWII he designed for Georg Jensen USA. La Paglia opened his own workshop and designed for International Silver during 1952 and 1953, when he died. This brooch dates to that very short period. This brooch is marked La Paglia, sterling, 109. I have seen his mark for Jensen and for International Silver. This one dates during the very short period in which he worked in his own workshop in Meriden, CT. Slight bend in pin stem which doesn't affect wear. Excellent vintage condition.