A STERLING SILVER-GILT (VERMEIL) ESSEX CRYSTAL STYLE "HORSE & RIDER" BROOCH. Circa 1930s. A LARGE AND FAIRLY HEAVY sterling silver brooch with a gold wash (vermeil) finish. A domed glass center features a HORSE & RIDER beneath. The rider, wearing blue silks, is astride a galloping horse. There is slight loss to the rider's boot. Please see enlargements for details. Stamped STERLING. The brooch has a hinged straight pin at the back with a safety clasp. The pin measures 2 1/4 inches in diameter. The weight of this pin makes it suitable for wearing on the lapel of a coat or sturdy jacket. Gross weight is 58 grams!