Let me start by saying that this is one stunning brooch that has several condition issues and these are reflected in the pricing. I believe this piece started life as a fur clip and someone converted it to a classic brooch with a common pin back and clasp. It was made more "wearable" but obviously, less collectible, but if that fact doesn't bother you then this piece will make you happy. I believe it probably was originally a DeRosa creation, but have yet to find its exact design in any of my reference material.
The brooch features a gorgeous, heavy dimensional design of enameled leaves and deep red berries. Much of the enameling has faded or isn't present, yet it is still really pretty. And the metal suffers from a great deal of wear and the rhinestones have mostly darkened. Even with all these flaws, I have listed the brooch because I think it is still beautiful. A special old beauty for a special someone.
The brooch measures 3-1/4 inches in height and 2-1/2 inches in width.
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