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Vintage Holly Berry Sprig Brooch Pin - Red & Green Enamel - Christmas - Signed #d496

Regular price $42.00
This beautiful Original by Robert brooch features a three-dimensional sprig of rich green enameled holly leaves and red berries. The holly leaves are very lifelike in appearance with veins and pointed edges. The red berries are wired on green enameled stems that rise up from the leaf stems. The back of the brooch is finished in a smooth gold. Being three-dimensional, the brooch has great visual interest when it is viewed from different angles. The contrast of the bright red berries against the deep green of the leaves is visually striking. It's a fabulous holiday piece!

The brooch measures about 1 3/4 inches long and 1 7/16 inches wide. It is signed "Original by Robert" in a cartouche on the back of the brooch.

I am a traditionalist when it comes to holiday decor and fashion and I simply adore these vintage enameled holiday pieces. The brooch is shiny and the colors are so rich and vibrant. It's such a gorgeous piece to wear for the holidays and for the winter season. The brooch is in very good condition for its age. The enamel is in great condition with the exception of one berry that has a tiny nick and a small separation under the enamel on the end where a cap fills the hole (photo #8). This is more obvious in my macro photos than to the naked eye, and it doesn't detract from the beauty of the brooch. The pin back looks like it may have been re-soldered (photo #8). The pin back is very secure and this cannot be seen when the brooch is worn. Although they don't detract, I have discounted the piece for the aforementioned. It's an absolutely enchanting piece that I am sure you will enjoy wearing!

More about Original by Robert:
The Originals by Robert brand name was part of the Fashioncraft company of New York . The company was founded by Robert Levy, David Jaffe and Irving Landsman in the 1940's and they produced fashion jewelry through the late 1970's.

ITEM SPECIFICS:

SIGNED: ORIGINAL BY ROBERT ON THE BACK OF THE BROOCH

SIZE: APPROX 1 3/4 INCHES LONG AND 1 7/16 INCHES WIDE

CONDITION: VERY GOOD, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THERE IS ONE TINY NICK TO THE ENAMEL AND A SMALL SEPARATION UNDER THE ENAMEL TO THE END CAP OF ONE BERRY (PHOTO #8). THE PIN BACK MAY HAVE BEEN RE-SOLDERED (PHOTO #8). IT IS SECURE AND IS ON THE BACK AND UNSEEN WHEN WORN.

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