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Sterling Silver Enamel Pheasant or Phoenix Brooch, 1920's

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This is a stunning sterling silver enamel brooch set with marcasites. This piece is from the 1920's or 1930's at my best estimate. It is marked "STERLING" on the back with no maker's mark. I believe the bird is a pheasant, even though the colors are brilliant greens and blues, but others have suggested that it is a phoenix, which makes sense particularly as the mythology around the phoenix was popular from the 1920's to 1940's.

The brooch is 2 3/8 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide with a dimensional height of 1/2 inches.

This piece has one issue. There is some significant chipping on the enamel of the top most wing, on two of the feathers. There are use and wear marks on the sterling silver, but no major dents, dings, scratches, or scuffs. The pin and catch work well. There are no missing marcasites. Other than the flaws to the enamel noted above, there is no other
chipping, scratching, crazing, or cracks. The colors on the enamel are a bright yellow green to vivid green to peacock blue to navy, accented with tiny orange dots. The enamel work is brilliant and beautiful.

This is a really amazing piece, an artfully sculpted pheasant (or phoenix) with gorgeous enameling, and sparkly marcasite accents. This may be a German made piece, and is probably from around the 1920's or 1930's. This is priced to take the chipping into account.

vjse# 95.00

Sterling Silver Enamel Pheasant or Phoenix Brooch, 1920's


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: sterling silver, enamel, marcasite
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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