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Victorian Gilt Paste Stone Oval Brooch
This antique, late 1800's Victorian period brooch is bright gilt in gold and adorned with an open cut scalloped petal design, centered by a clear oval paste stone, bezel set and trimmed by a twisted rope style piece. Edge of pin is beaded and there is a repeating scroll design around the pillowy frame. Brooch measures 1 1/8" inches X 7/8" of an inch. Pin has a curled c-clasp. Excellent condition, with the guilding miraculously totally intact!
This striking piece has an interesting provenance. It came from the estate of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon family, from the lady whose father knew Winston Churchill well (She showed me the sterling silver and carved jade dragon handle humidor box gifted to him by Mr. Churchill, as well as a photo of her father playing badminton with Churchill (wearing Bermuda-style shorts, no less!) , circa WWII era. This amber pin/pendant was purchased by her in the late 1960's. Winston Churchill visited this family several times during World War II, regarding production of steel for the war industry for Great Britain under the Lend-Lease Act (1941-1945).
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, clear, Size: S
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Gay Sherman Weintz, Ivoryton, CT
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