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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 29, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Auctions by abfabvintage
VINTAGE WHITE BROOCH MILK GLASS PLASTIC HASKELL? Vintage Brooch. Crisp white plastic, milk glass, or celluloid layered star burst pin or brooch. 20 white teardrop pieces surround a large and solid center cabochon shaped piece.
Two layered, 20 tear drop shaped stones or plastic, celluloid makes up this gorgeous white flower shaped vintage brooch.
Large cabochon shaped piece at center sits in a raised and thin gold metal bezel with 4 prongs to reinforce.
Tear drop pieces emanate from the center piece. 2 layers of teardrop pieces: 10 surround the center piece bezel,10 float and are set in between each of the top row of molded teardrops.
See images of the back. All are reinforced into teardrop shaped, gold metal bezels with tiny bezel like screw holes and in 2 layers. Even the gold metal back has a star burst shape.
More than well made, fine jewelry brooch. First layer of white tear drops (10) soldered or molded to bottom part of large center piece gold bezel. Then reinforced underneath with the metal bar and bezel connected to a gold metal circular "wheel" at back.
Second layer of 10 tear drops just has metal bars and bezels set into the back circular "wheel" as all one piece. Hard to describe so hope images tell all.
Brooch closes with long gold metal pin and locking clasp at widest point across brooch.
We have tapped and pinged, and even tapped to our teeth (no worry, we have disinfected lolol) the tear drop pieces and believe them to be Milk Glass, but we are not experts as they could be solid celluloid or plastic. We are more prone to go with Milk Glass with the glass like ping, but just not sure.
Brooch measures:
2 & 3/8" across all around end to end
1/4" wide by 5/8" long teardrops
7/8" across by more than 3/8" high center cabochon
1/8" high sits from table top
1.5" long pin across back
Condition is Excellent. No dings, scratches, or damage.
We believe this to be an unmarked Miriam Haskell. Our Great Aunt had a lot of her pieces, including Monet, Napier, and Trifari to name a few. But we are just not sure.
From our personal collection, not from an estate sale. Great Aunt willed us her collection back in the early 80's and the jewelry has been sitting protected in our velvet jewelry box. But of no use to anyone unless you wear it. Tfore, this sale.
Beautifully designed and well made piece of Vintage jewelry that will last you forever. Looks great on your professional suit, or just pinned to your favorite dress or Retro jacket. Good Luck!
We are finally listing out our Great Aunt's jewelry, so keep looking as we will more than gladly combine ship to save you on shipping costs. We do not charge extra for combined shipping as long as other items can be packaged into the same USPS Flat Rate Envelope which has a weight limit of 4 pounds.
We apologize that we have to go into so much detail , but we have to be very explicit about how we run our auctions.
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