This brooch/pendant features a very large, smoked topaz cabochon prong set in a gold plated setting; off to the side is a flying putti. The cabochon measure 1 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide; the actual pin is just a tad bit larger as you can see the cabochon takes up most of the setting. This is a very substantial pin and weighty as the cabochon is glass. It is signed VAN AUTHENTICS with an inventory number (2958). Great vintage condition!
Van S. Authentics was founded by Joanne and Reginald Moonan; the date the company was founded is uncertain but may date to the 1930's. It was later sold by the couple in 1969.