Wednesday, February 1

BROOCHES 10

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On this page you will find brooches of all sorts, pins are on a separate page. The differences between them are brooches are all pin-backs and mostly larger-sized.

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VINTAGE TRIFARI GOLDEN FAUX PEARL GRAPES LEAF BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)
Size: 57 x 39mm
Signed 'TRIFARI ©'. Very good - excellent condition, slight scuffs on the faux pearls and minor nicks on the metal. Very pretty piece with textured leaves and Trifari's signature gold plating technique that gives it a nice matte glow. 1960s.

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VINTAGE JJ RHINESTONE CRESCENT GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)
Size: 50 x 35mm
Signed '© J.J.' (Jonette Jewelry Co., Rhode Island USA). Excellent condition, minor aging on the rhinestones. Unique puffy crescent shape with textured gold-plating and mixed colour rhinestones. 1960s-70s.

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VINTAGE BSK GOLDEN WHEAT BROOCH
Price: S$35.00 (US$29.17)

Size: 64 x 39mm
Signed '© BSK'. Very good condition, normal aging, pin-back is slightly bent. The gold-plating is a deep golden (almost orangey), slight wear on the polished surface. This is a dimensional brooch with textured leaves and detailed wheat. It is large and weighs rather heavy. 1950s-60s.

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VINTAGE BRASS BLACK FLORETTES FAUX PEARL WREATH RING BROOCH
Price: S$25.00 (US$20.83)

Size: 40mm
Good condition for its age, normal aging with deep patina on the brass. There are some scratches on the faux pearl, with one chip on the coat on one of it. The black paintwork has chipped off on some of the flowers. This brooch appears to be artisan made, it has a very raw feel as the wirework is hand-wrought. The clear rhinestones have slight aging. The clasp has lost its swivel but this works as a C-clasp pin as it is lightweight. 1940s.

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VINTAGE ANTQ-GOLD MIXED RHINESTONE SEMI-CIRCLE SMALL BROOCH
Price: S$25.00 (US$20.83)

Size: 25 x 23mm
Very good condition with normal minor aging. Mixed colour rhinestones with little faux pearl accents. Antique-goldtone plating, small brooch. 1950s.

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VINTAGE 1940s RHINESTONE PAVÉ BOWLING FIGURE BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)

Size: 48 x 42mm
Very good condition for its age, the faux pearl is replaced, it is vintage as well but has nicks on the sides, a few of the clear rhinestones are replaced with vintage rhinestones. Some of the glue has shown aging (slight yellowing) like around the crystal baguette rhinestones. Rhodium-plating has normal scuffs. About 1940s.

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VINTAGE SHOOTING STAR RHINESTONE PAVÉ BROOCH
Price: S$30.00 (US$25.00)

Size: 66 x 34mm
Good condition, slight aging on the plating and rhinestones (shows a bit of dulling), some of the glue residue has aged slightly yellow. Probably 1960s-70s.

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VINTAGE 1930s ART DECO CLEAR RHINESTONE OPENWORK RING BROOCH
Price: S$38.00 (US$31.67)

Size: 35mm
Good condition, normal aging for its age, slight wear on the metal with some dark areas, base is likely potmetal. The clear rhinestones have aged, these appear to be glass paste stones with some clouding, consistent for the era, a few are replaced with similar stones. Old-fashioned C-clasp, the pin-back is a little bent. 1920s-30s.

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VINTAGE 1940s CLEAR PASTE RHINESTONE SPRAY BROOCH
Price: S$30.00 (US$25.00)

Size: 51 x 41mm
Fine condition, mostly due to the shiny plating worn off revealing the base metal (the matte greyish potmetal) this is normal for this material. There is aging glue visible from the top but nothing too serious. The stones have aged too, these appear to be glass paste stones, a few are replaced with similar stones. The design is flat, a few of the round stubs are part of the metal, cut to reflect light, possibly to save on the cost of production while maintaining aesthetics. 1930s-40s.

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VINTAGE LISNER BLACK RHINESTONE ROOSTER BROOCH (altered)
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50) nett


Size: 40 x 50mm
Signed '©LISNER'. Pinback appears to be re-soldered on one side, slight tarnishing on the swivel. Please note the clear rhinestones are entirely replaced by me since all the rhinestones were missing; I believe the original colour for the 1960s Lisner series of japanned (black enamelled) brooches are with black crystal chatons, except I cannot find a similar animal brooch for sale elsewhere but leaf figurals instead. Overall in good condition.

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VINTAGE ART DECO GREEN & CLEAR RHINESTONE BAR BROOCH (repaired) Price: S$35.00 (US$29.17)


Size: 60 x 19mm
Good condition for its age. The large clear rhinestone in the center is replaced by me. About two or three of the green glass paste stones are replaced with identical era stones. Patina on the pin-back, old-fashioned C-clasp, general aging on the piece. This piece is lightweight and probably brass. 1920s-30s.

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VINTAGE ANTQ-GOLDTONE MIX RHINESTONE AQUA LEAF BROOCH
Price: S$40.00 (US$33.33) nett


Size: 54 x 36mm
Good condition, though there are some scuffs on the faux pearls, three of them have chipped coats. The other better condition three faux pearls are replacements. One of the aqua rhinestone is replaced, pin-back is slightly bent. This design consists of antiqued-goldtone with mixed materials, the green leaves are made of plastic. The back of the brooch is textured as well, this is likely a designer piece but it is not signed, could be an unsigned Hollycraft. 1960s.

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VINTAGE CLEAR RHINESTONE ATOMIC SPOKES BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)

Size: 28mm
Good condition, the top layer of rhinestones are alright, but the bottom layer's rhinestones have darkened from age. The metal plating has some age spots, still a really nice piece. 1950s.

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VINTAGE INITIAL V GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 55 x 27mm
Fine-good condition, due to some scuffs on the highly polished surface. Gold-plated. 1960s-70s.

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VINTAGE BLUE-WHITE ENAMEL HIGH HEEL BROOCH
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 21 x 22mm
Good condition, some scuffs on the enamelling, slight aging on the rhinestones. This is a small brooch. 1960s-70s.

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RETRO GOLDTONE BRASSIERE BROOCH
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 52 x 20mm
Very good condition, one slight wear on the edge of the left loop.

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VINTAGE DARK BLUE ENAMEL ON COPPER BUTTERFLY BROOCH
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 44 x 31mm
Good condition, enamel on copper, the edges are not covered with enamel and some parts of the copper is peeking out. This is probably an artisan piece. 1950s-60s.

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RETRO RIBBON BOW KEY TO MY HEART BROOCH
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 31 x 41mm
Good condition, there is some wear and scuffs on the front, these occur mostly on the edges of the ribbon.

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VINTAGE PALE GOLDTONE HEART CHARM BAR BROOCH PIN
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 32 x 14mm
Good condition, slight scuffs on the pin and normal aging, this is a lightweight brooch with a loop on the bottom for hanging photo charms or whatever charms you wish. The colour is a pale rosegoldtone. Probably 1960s-70s.

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VINTAGE MOUSE LONG TAIL SMALL BROOCH PIN
Price: S$10.00 (US$8.33) nett

Size: 42 x 13mm
Good condition with aging to the goldtone, Little mouse with a long moveable tail, it has two clear rhinestones for eyes. 1950s.

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RETRO CARVED STYLE BUNNY BROOCH
Price: S$8.00 (US$6.67)

Size: 55 x 25mm
Good condition, slight aging, the brooch appears to be made of plaster/clay. It looks a lot like wood though but weighs heavier than how wood would. It has a paintwork that makes it look like carved aged wood.


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VINTAGE CORO SILVERTONE FEATHER BLUE RHINESTONE BROOCH
Price: S$30.00 (US$25.00)


Size: 57 x 37mm
Signed '© Coro' faintly. Very good condition, the swivel is a little loose so I am including a rubber clutch for some friction and to prevent loss of the pin. It appears 2 rhinestones are different coloured (a bit lighter blue), may have been repaired by someone else, I personally replaced one Swarovski rhinestone that is an exact match. Whitetone plating, still like new and shiny with blue and clear crystal rhinestones. 1960s.

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ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER LILY REPOUSSE FLOWER BROOCH
Price: S$120.00 (US$100.00)

Size: 41 x 50mm
Stamped on the back with a motif of St Anthony, not sure of the origin of this but St Anthony is usually associated with lilies. Sterling silver antique brooch with old-fashioned C-clasp, it is not hallmarked but tests positive. Lots of patina in very good condition, the pinback is slightly warped but hardware is all ok. This is likely an early 20th century piece, Edwardian to about 1930s.

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VINTAGE 1930s CORO GREEN RHINESTONE RIBBED DONUT BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50) nett

Size: 39 x 43mm
Signed 'Coro'. Good - very good condition for its age, there is some wear on the front' gold-plating but overall very nice still for its age. The dark green rhinestones are still sparkling. There is a bail on the back to double as a pendant. Beautiful piece, 1930s-40s.

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VINTAGE SARAH COVENTRY 'MOONGLOW' SMALL BROOCH
Price: S$12.00 (US$10.00)

Size: 24mm
Not marked but is listed as being Sarah Cov in catalogs. Good condition, aging on the goldtone and please note the rhinestones have aging too (clouding), normal wear. The centerpiece is a white moonglow lucite with a clear rhinestone in the middle. Stacked small design. Early 1950s.

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RETRO FAUX PEARL GOLDTONE THREE POINT BROOCH
Price: S$10.00 (US$8.33)

Size: 42 x 40mm
Fine - good condition, a few scuff marks on the plastic faux pearl, the edges of the spoked design has some wear off the plating. One small dark chip on the front (see 2nd photo). The actual colour of the gold-plating is more vibrant in person.

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VINTAGE FLOATING BLACK CAMEO GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$35.00 (US$29.17)

Size: 37 x 31mm
Good condition, has some aging on the gold-plating (dull spots) and cameo (stripe-ing) but overall still nice and sturdy piece. Pretty 'floating' design of a lady profile made of opaque black glass and fine wireworked border. About 1960s.

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VINTAGE TORTOISE-SHELL STYLE GLASS CAMEO PLAIN BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)


Size: 40 x 30mm
Good condition, the back has some dings and scratches, the lady has a nick across her chin area. This is made of glass, the lady profile is matte while the base is shiny with a tortoise-shell effect. The gold-plating is a rosegoldtone. About 1960s.

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RETRO BLACK WHITE PLASTIC CAMEO OVAL BROOCH
Price: S$5.00 (US$4.16)

Size: 29 x 22mm
Good condition with some aging and slight scuff marks. Lightweight small plastic brooch. 1970s-80s.

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VINTAGE CORO GOLDTONE IVY LEAF WREATH BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 55mm
Signed 'Coro' faintly. Good condition with aging, there are 2 small dark spots on the back where slight chipping has occurred, slight dark rub-offs on the front (could be from age too). The plating is a yellow goldtone with hatched texture. 1950s-60s.

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VINTAGE SILVERTONE RIBBED DOUBLE LEAF BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 51 x 42mm
Good condition, please note there are some uneven spots occurring on the back plating though. The front has some dulling in the grooves from age. Shiny silvertone, rhodium-plated; this brooch weighs heavy for its size. 1950s.

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VINTAGE 1960 SARAH COVENTRY SILVERY MAPLE BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 52 x 55mm
Signed '© SARAH COV', very good condition, normal minor aging. This is a medium-large lightweight, silvertone leaf with cut-out effects. Entitled 'Silvery Maple' from 1960.

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VINTAGE TWIN FEATHER 3 GENUINE PEARLS MATTE GOLDTONE BROOCH 
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 50 x 22mm
Good condition with aging (dull spots on the plating). The front has a matte finishing and textured, the pearls are genuine. The back has a polished surface. 1960s.

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VINTAGE GOLDTONE MATTE GOLD TEXTURED FEATHER BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 86 x 30mm
Good condition, some wear on the edges on the front, there is a small nick to the metal on the back. The front is textured with a semi-matte finishing, large sized. 1960s.

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VINTAGE FAUX PEARL GRAPES CLEAR RHINESTONES BROOCH
Price: S$10.00 (US$8.33)

Size: 50 x 37mm
Fine condition, scratches on the faux pearls and aging glue. There is also a purplish oxidation occurring on the metal as well as wear on the front and back revealing a silvertone. There are clear rhinestones embedded on the leaves. 1960s.

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VINTAGE TURQUOISE PINWHEEL SWIRL BROOCH (altered)
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 61mm
Signed '©SARAH COV' Very good condition, minor aging. The center turquoise is a replacement by its previous owner, the original was a black glass cabochon and entitled 'Mystic Swirl'. This is a rather large heavy brooch from the 1960s.

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RETRO SIDE FLYING BUTTERFLY GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$15.00 (US$12.50)

Size: 60 x 30mm
Good condition, minor aging. Heavy brooch, slight wear on the plating on the topmost front. 1970s-80s.

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VINTAGE NAPIER OPENWORK BUTTERFLY BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 49 x 47mm
Signed 'NAPIER ©' Excellent condition, gold-plating still shiny like never worn. Possibly 1970s.

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RETRO RIBBED GOLDTONE RIBBON BOW BROOCH
Price: S$10.00 (US$8.33) 

Size: abt 51 x 44mm
Good condition, slight wear on the front polished edges, the colour is more vibrant in person.

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VINTAGE DOUBLE HEART RIBBED GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$15.00 (US$12.50)

Size: 40 x 49mm
Fine-good condition, has some nicks on the surface from bumping around and age spots on the bottom ribbed metal, also one larger spot on the back. Some wear on the gold-plated edges of the center polished heart. Weighs heavy for its size. 1950s.

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