A feathered gold tone base with applied scroll work hearts at north, south, east and west frames a faceted rose cut, black glass cabochon in this striking plus size circular brooch by Freirich, circa 1960s.
Formerly Maison David of France, the company began manufacturing hats, dress ornaments and accessories in 1900. In 1922 it's United States name was changed to Freirich. Jewelry production began at a later date, with the Freirich mark not appearing until 1964. Many of the company designs were based on antique jewelry -- Victorian a particular favorite. Operations ceased in 1990.
The round brooch presented measures a generous approximate 2 5/8 inches across with a 1/2 inch dome or profile. Glass stone is a gigantic 50 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is about 50 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. Glass stone free from chips, nicks, cracks, or breaks with superb luster / sheen. Nice clean, sharp facets for premium shine. No scratches or abrasions. Metal components free from dents or improper bends. All soldering secure. All gold tone finish intact, front and back. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent / near pristine vintage.
Reverse of the brooch is signed within an oval cartouche: "FREIRICH". Circa 1960s-1970s.
A whole lot more than basic black. By Freirich. At Cody's.
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