I love these Mexican Deco "berries-on-a-branch" brooches! They are big and impressive and the berries come in different colors depending on the kind of agate used. I am always on the look-out for the best examples, the ones in which the silver branches are hefty and interestingly entwined and the berries made of good quality stone, rich in striations and color-variation. Admittedly a piece that requires a winter garment - it would be too heavy for a delicate silk blouse - yet one that would also look fabulous as a small work of art on your dressing table. Measuring 3 1/4" wide by 3" tall and weighing 61.1 grams the brooch is signed
"MEXICO SILVER" and dates in the pre-1948 period. It is in excellent vintage condition, with juicy, semi-translucent agate beads full of interesting striations and nice color variation, having great patina and no damage or repairs noted.