This spectacular pastel assortment of rhinestones in a multitude of shades of pink, blue, green, amber, purple and yellow adorn flower petals and leaves in this exceptional Bogoff rhodium plated flower basket brooch. The basket itself is a lattice of sparkling pink baguette rhinestones edged by glittering pale clear rhinestones. The pin back is silver tone metal and fastens with a locking c-clasp. It is signed Bogoff with a patent pending mark which dates it to the early 1950's or earlier. It measures 2 1/8" tall and wide. It is in excellent condition with no wear or damage, but the very tip of the pin itself is a little dull, but still functions fine. It appears in the book Collecting Costume Jewelry 202, by Julia Carroll, on page 258.
Bogoff was a Chicago based company that opened just after World War 2 and closed in the early 1960's. Known for its distinctive chains and elegant designs, it has proven to have a large fan base among collectors. Plating on the higher end pieces is almost always rhodium, and almost all of the rhinestone pieces contain at least one fancy cut and more expensive round rhinestone.