Coiled around a sumptuous cushion cut simulated ruby, and aglitter in clear chaton rhinestones Rivers' sinewy serpent is ready to strike...up a conversation, that is. In lustrous gold tone with gleaming faceted black eyes, there's no mistaking him as one of Joan's high quality figural brooches. Friend or foe, be forewarned that forked tongues can cut like a knife.
The brooch measures approximately 2 1/8 inches x 1 5/8 inches with a 3/8 inch profile or height. Imitation ruby is about 21 millimeters; largest chatons, 2 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is 28.8 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine preowned. All components original and intact. All "white" stones uniformly clear and brilliant. No off, cloudy or dead stones. Faux ruby retains consistent Burmese red color. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stone. As created color and sparkle. All foil backing intact. No scratches or rubs. No dents or improper bends to metal components. All gold tone finish intact, front and back. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Pristine preowned.
The brooch is signed on reverse within an oval cartouche: "JOAN RIVERS" followed by copyright symbol. Circa 1980s-1990s.
The late great Rivers. A force to be reckoned with. Coil up. At Cody's.
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