Sixteen stem / peg set cultured pearls in cream and dove grey shades grace this '40s vintage engraved / chased sterling silver leafy foliage brooch. Some pearls are a more round shape while others appear pear or blister shaped. Each is slightly different.
The brooch measures approximately 3 1/4 inches x 1 5/8 inches at it's widest point with a 3/8 inch profile or thickness. Pearls range in size from approximately 6 millimeters to 9 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is about 14 grams.
Condition is very good - excellent vintage. All pearls intact, retaining nacre and luster. Wonderful assortment of shapes, sizes and nuanced colors. No damage to pearls. We believe at one time the entire sterling surface was vermeil or gold washed. Some portions of the stem / foliage work may have vermeil loss as silver color or possibly tarnish / patina is evident. No polishing has been done. No dents or improper bends to metal. Engraving / chasing intact on some portions of metal work. Pin mechanism secure. No damage / no repairs. Clean. Very good to excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed: "STERLING". Circa 1940s.
Sixteen classic cultured pearls. A style staple. At Cody's.
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