Hattie Carnegie's classic creation, circa 1960s, blossoms with a bulbous, amethyst glass teardrop pistil enveloped by twisted gold tone roped petals. Sparkling clear chaton rhinestone accent. Textured leaves drape at base, culminating with stem. Graceful contours in tandem with a mix of surface treatments, vibrant purple art glass and brilliant rhinestones capture the essence of vintage costume jewelry. Clearly and colorfully, a Carnegie classic.
The brooch measures an approximate 2 5/8 inches x 1 7/8 inches at it's widest point with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Teardrop art glass is about 20 millimeters x 10 millimeters; chaton rhinestones, 3 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is 20 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Stem set art glass pistil retains saturated purple color with no chips or breaks. All gold tone metal components free from dents or improper bends. All rhinestones intact and uniformly clear and brilliant. All gold tone finish intact, front and back. Pin mechanism secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed within an oval cartouche in familiar script: "Hattie Carnegie" along with copyright symbol. Circa 1960s.
Blossom out in the best of company. Hattie Carnegie. At Cody's.
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Hattie Carnegie Art Glass Rhinestone Flower Blossom Brooch Pin