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Dramatic Huge Bijou Cascio Circus Horse Brooch c 1970 Mint

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In mint condition, never worn, this fabulous vintage Bijoux Cascio brooch comes from old store stock found in New York. It's a whopper, measuring just under 3 x 2 inches. The size would be more precise in centimeters, given that it comes from Europe. The company was established in Italy during 1948 and lasted about 40 years, accessorizing famous designer lines including Pucci and Capucci.

This particular jewel was introduced in 1968, when people had begun collecting old carousel horses and fancy equine motifs were all the rage. Shimmering black and green enamelwork sets a most dramatic mood here, accentuated by exceptionally brilliant gold plating and sparkling Swarovski crystals of tourmaline pink, topaz blue and peridot green, plus a clear diamante eye. With this mix of colors, it goes beautifully with almost anything. Highly sculptural, the piece rises more than half an inch above the back. There's an abundance of textural interest, too. It's no wonder that this fabulous design became a book piece, featured in "Jewels of Fantasy: Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century".

Obviously, its like-new condition makes this beauty highly giftable. From the company's Garden Party Collection, it bears the Bijoux Casio mark on its richly gilded reverse, in an oval cartouche.

There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift-wrap is always free whenever desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!