Stylized and exquisitely made, front to back, offered is this highly dimensional '40s vintage thistle pin / pendant in rich brass tone. Flowered section is center set with a rich purple chaton rhinestone. Pear shaped amethyst colored rhinestones fan out from top. Faux pearls and a single purple glass cabochon accent the oval foliage support panel. Hollow filigree shoots extend upward, topped with claw set simulated pearls.
Reverse's cover panel is richly filigreed with tiny thistles. A concealed loop facilitates use as a pendant with your favorite necklace chain. Truly, the best in costume jewelry design and execution.
The brooch / pendant measures a generous approximate 3 inches x 1 1/2 inches with a 3/4 inch profile or height. Pendant loop is about 3/16 inch inside across, accommodating myriad chain diameters. Chaton rhinestones are about 7 millimeters; largest pear shaped rhinestones, 12 millimeters x 7 millimeters and faux pearls, 3 millimeters. Weight of the brooch / pendant is 32.4 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones retain rich purple color and crisp sparkle. Imitation pearls retain nacre and luster. Glass cab retains color and translucent sheen. Brass components retain shape and position. All soldering and settings secure. Pendant loop and pin mechanism strong and secure. Patina intact / no polishing done. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The piece is not signed. From a high quality house. Circa 1940s -- possibly earlier.
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Rhinestone Faux Pearl Filigree Thistle Brooch Pin Pendant