Delicate sterling silver filigree showcases a bezel set oval faceted art glass faux amethyst in this '20s-'30s vintage Art Deco era brooch. Unfoiled and open back set, the art glass stone allows light to pass through for maximum color dispersion and glow. Amethyst colored stones remained extremely popular from the late Victorian period through the 1920s. Set into sterling, as presented, the royal purple stone and sinewy silver compliment each other perfectly. The pins angular shape reflects the more geometric influence of the Art Deco movement while it's rounded, more fluid edges mirror nuances of Nouveau.
The brooch measures nearly 2 inches (1 15/16 inches) across x 1 1/16 inches at it's widest point with a 1/4 inch thickness. The oval glass stone is approximately 18 millimeters x 14 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is about 8 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Bezel setting secure. Original glass stone free from chips, cracks or breaks. There are one or two tiny surface scratches on it's table. Silver filigree free from dents, improper bends or separation. No polishing as been done, preserving patina. All soldering secure. Pin shaft has slight bend not affecting function. Pin locking wheel secure, locking in the opposite direction of most wheels. No damage / no repairs. Age commensurate wear only. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed "STERLING". It dates circa 1920s-1930s.
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