The fushia brooch is our most popular selling Cini item we've had over the years. It is a wonderful combination of hand craftsmanship as well as some cast parts. This version has sterling balls at the base of the flowers. My last photo was taken to assist you in seeing the realistic curves and overlapping of the leaves.
The sterling is in excellent plus condition with no rips, dents, cracks, holes, scratches, abrasions, missing/broken pieces or repairs. The dangling flowers all have great movement. The pin hinge, pin stick, and locking clasp are all the originals in smooth working order. The pin has a good point and an original planed curve due to the design and placement of the leaves. The backside contains a correct applied sterling rectangle that reads: "STERLING by Cini". With the brooch in place as shown in photo # 1 the measurements are approx 2 1/2" wide by 3 3/4" tall. We currently have another version with moonstones at the base of the flowers in stock. You are welcome to email for it's availability and price.
Guglielmo Cini studied jewelry-making as a boy in Florence, Italy and later moved to the US. In 1922 he opened his business in Boston and in 1957 moved it to Laguna Beach, CA. The company was ran under Cini until 1970 but still produced for a few more years before closing. Mr. Cini passed away in 1979. Gump's Department Store had Hawaiian themed jewelry in their Honolulu location from approx. 1929 to 1950. Many of their most valuable pieces were designed by Cini and his tropical floral designs are highly desired today.
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