Vintage Forstner 12K Yellow Gold Filled Family Tree Brooch, Mother's Pin, Elco Leaves, MCM #c667

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Vintage Forstner 12K Yellow Gold Filled Family Tree Brooch, Mother's Pin, Elco Leaves, MCM #c667
This 12K yellow gold filled brooch is a family piece. It was common for mid-century mothers and grandmothers to have these brooches made with the engraved names of their children and grandchildren. The brooch features a long, swirling gold tree branch with an open filigree bottom edge. Five lovely gold filled maple leaves hang down from the branch, each one inscribed in cursive with a child's name and date of birth (spanning 1965-1968). Since a couple of the children appear to have been born in 1968 and the engraving appears different, I'm thinking this was a gift to the grandmother of these children. The brooch closes with a rolling c clasp closure. It's such a delightful piece!

The brooch measures about 1 1/16 inches long, 2 1/4 inches wide and weighs 6.5 grams. It is signed and hallmarked "Forstner" and "1/20 12K G.F." on the back of the brooch. Each of the five leaves is signed and hallmarked "12KT. G.F." in a half circle around the name "Elco". 

I'm certain that his beautiful brooch was a highly cherished piece. It's a marvelous piece of mid-century history that has been captured in the form of jewelry. It would make a fine addition to a mid-century jewelry collection and is sure to be a conversation starter when worn. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition with very light wear. It's ready to be worn and admired!

ITEM SPECIFICS:

SIGNED: FORSTNER & 1/20 12K G.F. ON BACK OF THE BROOCH AND 12KT. G.F. IN A HALF CIRCLE AROUND THE NAME ELCO ON THE BACK OF EACH OF THE LEAVES

SIZE: APPROX 1 1/16 INCHES LONG AND 2 1/4 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: 6.5 GRAMS 

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND VERY LIGHT WEAR FROM AGE

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