Monday, July 23, 2012

Antique Bird Pin Pot Metal Heron Rhinestone Brooch 1940s Jewelry $195


Of all the birds in the world, the large herons of Florida are my favorite birds of all.

This exceptional vintage 1950s bird brooch looks like a great white heron, but I think perhaps it is a giant wood stork. Regardless of whether it is a heron or a stork, this unusual old bird is very well crafted and has very appealing colors and a great dimensional design.

The bird is a nice presentation piece and is medium large at 2 5/8" long x 1 1/2" wide. The bird is silver pot metal and has rows of clear rhinestone paves on the three long sweeping tail feathers. The legs and head feathers are silver beaded metal. The body is cinnamon brown enamel flanked by green enamel feathers. The neck and head are white enamel and the eye is a green rhinestone.

Also notice the impressive row of tangerine rhinestones down the chest.

This bird is in fabulous condition for age and is perfectly clean.
There is no wear to the silver pot metal and all of the rhinestones are original, present and sparkling. Some very light wear in tiny spots on the enamels gives proof of the age of this piece. The brooch has the original fine working safety clasp and is not signed. The back is finished in silver paint and shows no signs of wear.

* This pin was photographed and is featured in Warman's Jewelry Book, 4th Ed.
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