Very fine, heavy, fully three-dimensional 18K yellow gold figural brooch in the form of a sailboat. The mast is fully rigged with beautifully detailed sails worked in contrasting matte and polished gold. Two figures are hiking out over the edge of the hull and waves of water lap at the sides. The bottom of the hull is stamped with French "tete d'aigle" hallmarks for 18K and with an obscured maker's mark. The back retains the original pinstem and trombone clasp. The brooch was custom-made for the original owner in the mid-1930s.
Origin: France, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, all original. Size: 1-1/4" x 1-7/8". Weight: 11.7 grams.