Amethyst & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.
1 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Very good (see description)
1942-1946 (based on mark and use of sterling, per Brunialti)
A large, faceted square-cut amethyst-glass stone sits at the center of this 1940s brooch by Mazer Bros. The four-pronged setting sits on top of a double-loop bow in gold-washed, sterling silver. The color of the stone is gorgeous, the design is very Retro Modern in style, and the complex construction is very characteristic of the maker. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Although the gold plating has darkened in a places, this brooch still has lots of warmth and beauty.