This sculptural modernist brooch with cultured pearl can evoke all sorts of imagery: eroded rock, section of a seashell, figure in motion. For me, it most called too mind an Henri Matisse print of a seated figure with the pearl as its head which I've included as the last photo. Regardless of what it evokes for you, it's a lovely piece with its sinuous lines and soft patina.
SIZE: 1-1/8" wide x 1-1/8" high
MARKS: none. Silver acid tests as sterling.
AGE: mid-20th century
CONDITION: very good vintage condition with minor scuffing.