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Very Big Art Deco Silver Crystal Paste Turtle Form Pin


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Deco: Pre 1930: Item # 697139
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A beautiful and early vintage sterling brooch in the form of a turtle, with a huge cut glass center stone, clear paste stones, and red glass stones as eyes. Circa 1920. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. Possibly French.

A classic collectible Art Deco piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well. The fashion world is in the midst of a major Art Deco revival, with top houses such as Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and Gucci showing jewelry and accessories with a glamorous graphic moderne edge.

Great size for an early piece like this; 2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide by 3/4 inch deep. Excellent condition. There is some slight wear to the top of the center stone but it is not visible without a loupe. Photos enlarged to show detail.