This is a nifty retro Goldtone Faux Dyed Turquoise Chinese Lantern Plant Brooch.
The three dimensional shape and style of this pin mimics the `pod' of the Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi). These plants are known for the papery orange `lantern' pods that develop around the ripening fruit, which is in the tomatillo family. This pin has a high profile and the goldtone has a textured surface on both the front and back. The textured surface resembles the veining on the pod. The 6 `stones' are faux dyed turquoise, exhibiting the veining of turquoise and the coral color one might find on a Chinese Lantern pod. It is a heavy brooch with a locking clasp.
It is unmarked and measures about 1 ¾" tall, 1 ½" across and the profile height is a bit more than a half inch.
Excellent Condition: no bends, breaks or missing elements. The clasp works fine.
This is a classically styled piece of jewelry that will continue to work as a fashion accessory for years to come! The timeless elegance makes it an ideal gift for someone who loves jewelry! We are always offering a nice selection of jewelry and other vintage goodies, so please take a look through our shop. We would be pleased to combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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