Graceful Large Art Deco Brooch of Carved Ivory
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1940: Item # 1037984
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Carved from beautifully grained ivory, this elegant brooch is a highly sculptural form suggesting a feather fan or palm frond. The stylized design is pure Art Deco -- so, by American 75-year standards, the brooch is already antique, not merely vintage.
Based on its immaculate condition and the modern fastener that's obviously a recent addition, I expect the carving spent decades as a display piece before becoming a jewel. Of impressive size, it measures about 2.5 inches long and 1.75 inches wide. Provenance is a Florida estate and origin is most likely Asian.
As you know, ivory is becoming rarer by the day, due to entirely appropriate regulations in place since 1972. Prices are rising accordingly, so this item represents an extraordinary value.
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