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This is a fabulous example of an genuine Art Nouveau brooch. Its measures 3 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The organic flowing lines are executed in ormolu brass with exceptional attention to detail and has a rare gargoyle motif. The brooch closes with a 'c' clasp characteristic of time in which it was created. This brooch is in Very Fine condition.















A few notes on my experience with antique and vintage items:

I have been raised around antiques. My uncle was an auctioneer and dealer since long before I was born and, having no children of his own, took me on to pass down his personal legacy. He has been teaching me about the subtleties and details in which one can tell the genuine article from the fake and reproduced since I was a small child. Since 1996 I have been working hand in hand with him in our antique businesses.

Making vintage inspired jewelry has also given me a leg up in the world of antique jewelry as lately I have seen the field flooded with antique reproductions made with the SAME EXACT components I make my handmade jewelry with. Its unfortunate, but true. The more frightening aspect of this is that when I occasionally and respectfully point out to these dealers that they are selling a reproduction piece they tend to get extremely hostile. Because of this, I have been holding my tongue more and more, but still feel awful about the bum deal someone is going to get.

While I have extensive knowledge of antiques and collectibles, there is no way the human brain, even with the aid of every price guide in print, could know everything about everything. I describe my antiques to the best of my ability and reference multiple sources before making educated statements about a piece. I stand behind what I sell and if you find out that a piece is not as described I will happily offer you a refund.
Rachael Victoria Adams

SALE Rare GARGOYLE Brooch Ormolu Art Nouveau Sash Pin Circa 1910

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Material: metal
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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