What I know for certain about this brooch is that it’s been part of my personal collection for over 25 years and was purchased by me in an “antique” shop in eastern Pennsylvania in the 80s.
My best guess is that it’s made of nickel silver (which is a combination of copper, nickel, and zinc, often with small amounts of other metals), and that it’s a product of the l940s. But, keep in mind, I am not certain of either of those elements. It has no identifying marks.
The brooch is in very good vintage condition with a firm fastener. It has a gentle patina that adds to its beauty. It’s light weight and a substantial oval size – 2.5” by 1 5/8” – with an open floral design perhaps hinting of the retro-modern jewelry period (1936-1940s) that enjoyed stylized flowers and ovals. Many designs during that time were based on nature and had a more one-dimensional look than early jewelry periods. The pictures provide greater perspective on its vintage condition and look. (NOTE: I have a red camera and on some pictures you can see its shadow or hue.)
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Some pieces I clean, others I don’t. However, the majority of items are presented as found. There are a variety of collectors and collectible pieces, and an equal number of opinions about whether a particular vintage item should or shouldn’t be cleaned or repaired. I err on the side of being conservative here, wanting you to decide how to treat your item. There’s plenty of information available online that will help you determine the best way to clean, preserve, or treat any vintage item.
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