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Onyx & Crystal 1920s Bar Brooch

Onyx & Crystal 1920s Bar Brooch

USD$195.00

Additional information

Maker

Unsigned

Size

2 1/8" x 3/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1920s

Marks

Mark is unreadable

Faceted, rectangular onyx-glass and crystal stones form the body of this Art Deco bar brooch. Each end has a faceted, onyx-glass triangle. The silver-tone metal setting has cut-outs, creating a checkered pattern with the stones. They are all open-back, and the workmanship is superb. The trombone clasp and unusual design make me think this brooch is European in origin. I also think the setting is sterling silver, but the mark is unreadable. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets that coordinate beautifully with this jewel. Black-and-white, so popular in the Twenties, never goes out of style!

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