Some of the finest rhinestone crystals come from Austria. To wit: this sparkling '50s-'60s vintage bow spray brooch. Injecting a bit of deco drama into belle epoch romance, the bow portion plays up edgy kite and baguette rhinestones while the spray or trailers use classic chatons. Always popular, the classic bow has remained a favorite theme throughout the years.
The brooch measures approximately 2 inches x 1 3/8 inches at it's widest point with a 1/4 inch profile or height. Largest kite stones are about 9 millimeters x 6 millimeters; largest chatons, approximately 5 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is 12 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All stones intact and uniformly clear and brilliant. No dark or dead stones. No chips, cracks or breaks to stones. All silver tone finish intact front and back. All reverse reinforcement bars strong and secure, maintaining proper alignment. No dents or improper bends to metal. Pin mechanism secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The brooch is signed on reverse: "AZUB AUSTRIA". Circa 1950s-1960s.
Austrian rhinestones. The standard of sparkle. At Cody's.
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