Stuart Nye began his silversmith business in Asheville, North Carolina in 1933. The dogwood blossom with it's distinctive petals and textured pistil became one of the signature designs of the company. After Nye's passing in 1962, the company continued and remains in production.
The much more difficult to locate sterling double dogwood brooch features two blossoms positioned between double silver arcs. Worn at a vertical or horizontal slant the brooch's elongated shape impressive size accessorize beautifully.
The brooch measures approximately 3 1/2 inches x 1 1/4 inches at it's widest point. Weight is about 12 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. No dents or improper bends to sterling. Blossoms securely soldered to arcs. Pin mechanism secure. Wonderful age acquired patina. No polishing done, as preferred by most buyers. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed "NYE" each letter within one of three shamrock / clover petals. "STERLING" is also stamped on the reverse with one of the arc rods obscuring the "STER" portion. Circa 1950s-1960s.
Double up with the dogwood. Sterling by Stuart Nye. At Cody's.
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