If you like a big pin on your jacket to attract attention to your outfit, then this Large Modernist Brooch with Black and Golden Enameling on gold toned metal is perfect for your needs.
Large, it measures 2 1/2” wide and 2 3/8 “ long. Many gold toned metal bars of varying lengths have been attached to each other vertically and diagonally in different lengths and distances from each other to form a loosely shaped grid effect. The squares and oblong shapes this produces have six (6) of the spaces filled with jet black enamel and another six (6) filled with see-through golden yellow enameling which enables us to see a cloth like woven pattern beneath it. There is quite a bit of dimension to this pin also as some of the metal bars are flush with the next bar, and some are on top of the next bar. It truly a wonderful costume adornment.
Turning it over we see its pin and rolling thumb clasp solidly attached. The mechanism is attached at a slight angle and therefore the pin action has some movement to it to be able to lock into place. However once in the thumb clasp it is quite secure and will not come undone. Here we also see the back is patterned in its own grid like marking for a weaved effect.
This beauty is unsigned, but the quality of which it was made tells me it must have come with a hang tag or card that carried the maker's name. It is not what one would call “junk jewelry” and is substantial, weighing 1.1 ounces. It is heavily plated in a gold tone plating (not a precious metal).
Condition is Excellent vintage. I can detect no loss of plating, and no scratches, dings or marks on the pin. The pin action is very good as stated above and the metal is bright and reflective as is evidenced in my photos. I honestly had a hard time getting photos of this pin, and the first photo is the best representation of the clear yellow enameling. Any dark you see on the metal is me and my camera reflecting onto it, and white patches on the enameling is light reflection.
The pin dates to the 90s.
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