We have similar Art Deco and Hand items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings: "Sterling" on the back of the brooch. Gram Weight : 5.1 grams.
Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with a locking "c" clasp.
Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Deco era. 925 sterling silver, the brooch showcases the motif of a hand.Hand jewelry was popular during this period, worn by Hollywood stars including Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett. The fingers of the hand contain realistic details including a ring and fingernails. An intricate wide sleeve pattern, decorated with floral motifs, adorns the hand. The raised designs on the brooch were achieved using the repousse metalworking technique to hand-hammer them from the reverse side. The brooch is finished with a locking "c" clasp for secure wear on a variety of clothing and accessories.
The brooch has tarnish in some areas, which gives the piece a lovely antique quality. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period.Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1935. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Hand Floral Flower Repousse Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, June 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.