Aquamarine, Pink Topaz & Gold Circle Walter Lampl Brooch
2 1/8" x 2"
1940s (based on mark, per van Hoover)
"WL" (in script) within shield and "1-20-12k" (signed under the bale)
van Hoover, p.17
This gold-filled Walter Lampl brooch is formed by a series of rings in different designs. The widest is convex and made of gold-mesh, with an overlay of gold leaves and vines along with tiny pink-topaz-glass stones. A narrow ring of aquamarine-glass baguettes provides further embellishment. At the top is an elaborate horizontal bow with three loops on each side and in the center. This 1940s jewel has a roll-over safety clasp and a loop at the top and bottom to allow the piece to be worn as a pendant.