Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a handmade sterling silver brooch in the mid-century modernism style c. 1950. This charming piece features matte black enameled recesses in interesting abstract shapes. The brooch has rounded corners which are reflected in the central design. The reverse is marked with a cursive script "by Gow" + "Sterling". The clasp is a flip style safety closure. It is 1-1/4" wide X 3/4" tall. The piece weighs 7.9 grams.
The designs of the 1950’s attempted to present fresh approaches and new styles of jewelry. Abstract designs with bold, strong themes and clean lines became the trend and goal for the period. Most of the jewelry of this period was crafted in silver, partly due to the Scandinavian influence and the Bauhaus movement. Jewelry was the vision of the metalsmith and not one of fashion. The jewelers of this period believed that their pieces should also be affordable. This piece has all the elements of mid-century jewelry with its abstract design and handmade quality.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing.
The silver is hand marked "Sterling".
When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. This piece does not show tarnish.
Dramatic Mid Century Modern Enamel Brooch c. 1955