A LARGE and BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MALTESE CROSS BROOCH. Circa 1930's. Hinged straight pin on the back with a safety clasp. The brooch is formed as a MALTESE CROSS set with 13 brilliant cut rhinestones. The LARGE center stone is foil backed and measures approximately 3/4 inch in diameter! The smaller stones are close-backed and each measures approximately 1/2 inch in diameter. All stones are white and clear with a lot of sparkle - the photos do not do them justice. This is a most impressive piece. The brooch measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". In excellent condition.