With crisp detail, this vintage 14k gold brooch charmingly renders in 3-dimensional realism a floral branch, complete with outstretched leaves and curling vines. A trio of five-petaled flowers are centered with luminous pearls, giving that sunny yellow gold a touch of contrast, they dome outward cheerily from their setting. The gold's chased surface catches and reflects light enabling the solidly crafted and dense leaves and petals to have the pleasurable appearance of softness. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well. Taken care of, or worn infrequently.
The setting has a bright patina with no surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots. The pearls are all in place and original.There are no other irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. Material Tests for 14k gold, natural pearls. Col lector Note On Floriography. Floriography, or the language of flowers, is rooted in the Victorian era. It refers to the assignment of special emotional meanings to certain flowers. Including those flowers in jewelry was a way to slyly convey one's feelings in a society that discouraged showing your emotions. For example, red roses were (and still are today) associated with romantic love and passion, while forget-me-knots were associated with remembrance. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed day in the life scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time periods, Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era.
Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233). The item "Vtg 14k Gold Pearl Flower Cluster Leaf Vine Brooch Pin" is in sale since Saturday, January 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.