This beautifully crafted vintage Bijoux Cascio Horse head brooch pin is in mint condition! This circus or carousel type horse is wonderfully textural and has fabulous dimension. It measures 2 and ½ inch tall and 1 and ¾ inches across. The very glossy black enamel horse head really stands out against the richly colored rhinestones and heavy gold plating. The eye is a single clear rhinestone, and there are teal, citrine, and fuscia colored rhinestones in the circus head plumes. The ornamentation at the neck has a sparkly citrine colored enamel background that is very rich, with varying shaped rhinestones, all very brilliant. All the rhinestones are faceted and pick up the light for great impact! The pin and clasp are in perfect working order. The Bijoux Cascio mark appears on the back in an oval cartouche. What look like white spots are merely light reflection, as the enamel is so very sleek.
Founded in the 1940's in Italy by Gaetano Cascio and then operated by his son Riccardo Cascio, Bijoux Cascio was a prominent designer that made high-end pieces sold in the very best shops in both Italy and the USA. They also supplied famous designer lines including Pucci and Capucci, cited in the book Jewels of Fantasy, Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century , ed. Deanna Farneti Cera. This marvel is a very collectible piece released in 1968, absolutely gorgeous!
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