Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Struttin' Your Stuff - Vintage Peacock Brooch

Such a magnificent piece! This huge vintage peacock brooch has plenty of reason to strut! The craftsmanship is so beautiful. It has rubies and emeralds set over the entire piece. Even on the peacock's lower body. I am still researching this piece...so the jury is still out as to the metal content and exact age. I do believe that it is Middle Eastern in origin.

Notice the granular work that covers the entire front of the brooch.

You can see that the stones are open backed and really catch the light.

There is a hook on the back as well as a pin. So this can be worn as a pendant or a brooch.

The pin stem does extend past the actual brooch itself. This normally is an indication of age, but in this case I cannot say for sure. The nature of the construction could be a technique specific to a certain region.

Just a lovely piece that I wanted to share with you. I am really enjoying the research aspect of this piece and hope to bring you an update soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Collecting!

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