This incredible sash brooch dates to the late Victorian-early Edwardian period. It has a sensational Art Nouveau background with a unique bear face in the center. I have seen quite a few lions head accessories but a bear is quite rare! He has a blue stone in his mouth and pink cabochon eyes. The X- Large brooch measures 2 3/4 inches wide and 2 inches high. It is in really wonderful condition with very little wear to the gold tone. One eye has a bit of patina behind it so it looks darker. I thought at first that someone had replaced an eye with a different color but a close up magnification shows that it is original. Very cool!
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