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Figurals



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FIGURALS


VICTORIAN

Whitby jet hand carved cigar holder with carved nude woman in seashell with
fig leaf, circa 1870, 4-1/4". It is carved entirely out of jet, and the
hollowing out of the pipe part is amazing in itself. Jet can be brittle and
is not easy to carve at all.
Her top or right leg is totally free and you can see light between it and
the shell and left leg except at her foot, where it touches again. The rest
of her body is visible at the front and both sides, but attached to the
shell at the back.
Her neck is free from the shell on 3 of 4 sides with only the very back
touching and a hole almost invisibly drilled behind it, done on purpose but
for what reason I cannot say. Her face is lovely and detailed, and even her
fingernails show.
This is the work of a master carved, and my friend Katy says carving of this
caliber would usually have been done for a competition in which the carver
would want to show off his best skills. Pieces like this are not often found
any more.


View


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#V33038




NOAH’S DOVE
like the one that flew from the ark to search for land, signifying good
tidings, a tiny pin circa 1900. This tiny
turn-of-the-century treasure is a sentimental favorite for me, as it was
in the very first box lot of jewelry I bought when I was 12 years old.
View
#Q4458

BUNNIES BIB CLIP
in sterling for the well-dressed 1950’s era baby. It was put around the
baby’s neck and clipped to a fancy hanky used as a bib.

14k SEED PEARL
three-bird bar pin from the early 1900’s.
View
#Q12787



STERLING
silver and paste (clear rhinestones) fish brooch, 3-1/3".
View
#Y24352
PASTE early clear rhinestones
monkey on a bar pin, silver hallmark on the back, coral ends, 7/8" by 1-1/3" circa
1900. View
#Q32444
STERLING
and rhinestone moth brooch with cabochon body.
View #Y20812




BAKELITE
carved and painted
owl brooch, 2-7/8" by 1-7/8". This pin is shown in
Wassertrom & Pina "Bakelite Jewelry", page 135. This is also
similar to the pieces shown on page 150 of Christie Romero’s "Warman’s
Jewelry" 2nd Edition, and is probably one of the Walt Disney "Bambi" characters, circa
1940. View
#B16382

BAKELITE carved, resin washed and
painted deer brooch. This is similar to the pieces shown on page 150
of Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry", and is probably one of the Walt
Disney "Bambi" characters, circa 1940. View
#B26582

BAKELITE
fox in a wooden log brooch. View
#B14005




WOOD and apple juice bakelite turtle pin, 2-1/2".
View #B22876

BAKELITE reverse
carved apple juice and silver tone metal bird brooch, probably European, 3-1/2".
View #B13439

BAKELITE
butterscotch horse pin
View
#B15878






BAKELITE
and painted wood brooch, a whimsical sailor hanging out his
wash circa 1940. This same brooch was in the book, "Warman’s Jewelry"
2nd Edition by Christie Romero on page 147.

View


View
#B38829

BAKELITE
carved resin washed dog brooch with metal collar and leash, circa 1940, 3″.
View #B26360


BAKELITE BALLOON MAN
3-1/2 inch pin… always good for a smile! The
balloon man is my all-time favorite bakelite pin, circa 1935-40. (Seen in
Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 149.)
View
#B11363




CERAMIC Elzac green
giraffe brooch with painted dots and eyes, curly tail and leather ear , 3″.
View #w26624

CARVED LUCITE and black plastic sitting dog brooch,
circa 1940, 3″.
View #B26627

CERAMIC green sitting dog
pin with painted detail, 1-7/8″.
View #w26622


PENGUIN gold tone
penguin brooch with black and white enameled details, 3". This is flat
on the back with 3-dimensional on the front, with a jutting beak, jaunty
cap on his head and a fat tummy.
View Y65463

ELZAC ceramic monkey brooch with
painted features, felt hat and plastic tail, 2-3/4".
View #B61455




GAZELLE sterling
vermeil Lucite jelly belly gazelle brooch, 4". It is pictured in "Fun
Jewelry" page 84 and on page 184 of Brunialti’s "American Costume
Jewelry". Circa 1941.
View
#Y26792

TRIFARI sterling
vermeil jelly belly frog pin with green cabochon eyes, marked
pat#135172 circa 1943, 2-3/4". View
#T26076


FISH
silver and jelly belly 3-3/4" dolphin brooch, circa 1941.
View
#Y26031




De Rosa
unsigned bird brooch with blue cabochons and clear rhinestones, 4"
diagonal measurement. #d20435

Signed
R DeROSA on each piece,
peacocks with enameling, faux pearls and rhinestones. A 6-1/2" by 1-1/4"
bracelet View View
and matching 1-1/8" by 1" earrings and 3" by 2-1/4" dress clip View
#d18666

DeROSA peacocks set with enameling, faux pearls and rhinestones; 3" by
2-1/4" fur clip, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4" bracelet and matching 1-1/8"
earrings.
View

View
#d18666



DE ROSA enameled
3" fish clip. Some of the finish is missing from the tail, but this is still cheerful and lovely! View
View #d19516

DeROSA
2-11/16" face motif fur clip made with pink and blue rhinestones.
View #d20623

DeROSA dress 2-1/2" clip
with a motif reminiscent of a face.
View #d21156.





CHINESE
Blumenthal style dragon brooch with a cloisonne ball in green,
cinnabar red, navy blue and aqua, set in gold tone and a substantial 3" by 2".
It has Chinese marks on the
back, but I can’t translate them. It is a well made piece in excellent
vintage condition, and heavier than the Asian inspired Blumenthal pieces I
have had.

View


View
#X38620

JAY STRONGWATER winged
dragon brooch. His pieces always have a different look, and this is my
all-time favorite. Circa 1998.
View
View
#K14568



STARET 2-3/4"
fish pin with red rhinestone belly, circa 1940.
View #S21896

STARET
2-3/4" fish pin with topaz-colored rhinestone belly, circa 1940. #S10011



ENAMELED
green fish brooch with rhinestone accents, 2-3/4" by 1-3/4".
#Y13820




POT METAL fish
brooch with a deep blue cabochon belly, circa 1940.
View #Y21899

Pair of pot metal fish brooches.
View

POT METAL fish
brooch with a deep blue cabochon belly, circa 1940. View
#Y18232




PINK
faceted belly sterling fish pin with rhinestones.
View


ENAMELED
fish pins by Ciner, BSK and one tiny unsigned one.

JJ STERLING marcasite
and faux pearl fish pin.
View
#X19437




GOOSE enameled goose brooch
with aqua glass cabochon head and clear rhinestone accents, he wears a hat
and has his umbrella tucked under his arm, 2-1/4". What a great
expression he has!
View #Y61159
DUCKS family enameled brooches with glass cabochons and rhinestones,
set of
3, each is 1-3/4" and to 1-1/4". One is marked on the back, "Desc. Pat. Pend."
These look like brooches number 126,922 and 126,923 patented by Coro in
1941, but these are not signed.
View
View #Y61160
PANDORA jumping jack brooch
with glass pink, blue and white cabochons and, red, pink and green rhinestones
all set
in gold tone, 2-1/4".
View
View #X61049





ROSENSTEIN
jester brooch with blue cabochons and faux pearls set in
gold tone, black enameled face, 2". View
#X22504

DIOR
Boutique Germany turbaned blackamoor HUGE 4" brooch with
rhinestones and rose dangling beads, black enameled face.
View
View #X22486

CZECH blackamoor
pin with multi-colored rhinestones, 1-7/8".
View #Y22485




TREMBLER
bird on a cuckoo clock figural pin, bird trembles on a spring when
moved, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3". It has aqua, green and red rhinestones and
white beads set in gold tone, a real cutie. The hands on the clock are
at 5:05.

View
#Y66406


JESTER
mask brooch in black and clear rhinestones, 4-3/4" long.
The handle is attached with a loop on the back so it can swing back and
forth, and can anyone resist that smiling face?
A brooch
somewhat like this one can be seen in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry,
N-Z" on page 170 where is called a "Joker", dated 1941 and shown as
"unsigned". I am not sure of that date on this piece.

View
#Y65730


JUDITH LEIBER
gold tone monkey brooch, 1-7/8" by 3/4". Marked on the
back "Judith Leiber" it is in excellent condition, as though never worn.

View


View
#X66561




PEACOCK brooch with red and
blue rhinestones and enameling set in pot metal, 3-1/3".
#Y65163
ASIAN water man brooch in
silver tone with beautiful detailed enameling, cloisonné and glass beads,
made by Rice-Weiner circa 1941, designer Lois C. Mark, marked "pat. D
129,573", date 1941 for LC Mark, 3". This can be seen in Brunialti’s
"American Costume Jewelry, N-Z" on page 14.
View #Y65164
JESTER brooch in heavy gold and
pewter tone with jointed bottom, red and green tiny rhinestones, 4-3/4", as
is with small cracks in the metal which are stable and not visible when worn. This can be seen in
Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry, N-Z" on page 170 where is it
not signed , called a "Joker" and dated 1941. View
View #Y65162



DRAGON brooch
with enameled egg, 2-1/3", illegible
mark on the back. Enameling has two chips, discernable upon close
inspection.
View
View
View #Y22141
PASTE early clear rhinestones
monkey on a bar pin, silver mark on back, coral ends, 7/8" by 1-1/3" circa
1900. View #Q32444

STERLING frog brooch with aqua,
burgundy and black art glass belly surrounded by clear rhinestone with red
cabochon eyes, all set in sterling, 2-3/4"
View #Y65600




ENAMELED rooster pin with faux marcasite
trim, 1-3/4". View
#Y22139

SCARECROW gold tone
lady scarecrow brooch with green, red, topaz and aqua rhinestones and a bird
on her shoulder, 2-5/8"
View #Y60971

SILVER enamel and
marcasites 1-5/8" fish pin marked on the back, "KV 800".
View #Y22138




LIZARD marcasite brooch set in gold
tone, 5-1/2". View
#Y28529

LIZARD brooch with green and
clear rhinestones, 3-1/3".
View #Y28531

LIZARD marcasite brooch set in
silver tone, 5-1/2". View
#Y28530



PIRATE pot metal enameled brooch
with red and blue rhinestones set in silver tone, 1940s, 2".
View #Y61071

ENAMEL
Mexican pulling burro brooch with blue and dark red enamel, 2-3/4".
View #Y61848

ROBERT man in hat brooch,
heavier than some I have had and more nicely made, 2".
View #A62015




ENAMELED ducky
pin with baby blue glass cabochon belly.
View #Y23093

ROSENSTEIN
sterling vermeil enameled and rhinestone frog pins and earrings set.
Set includes 2-1/3" pin, 2" pin, 1-1/4" pin and 1-1/4" earrings.
View
View #X23083

HOBE 1940’s
elephant brooch. #O16249



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DeROSA
gold tone 3" tree fur clip with pink rhinestones and an enameled
peacock and leaves. View
#d22075

FOX gold tone fox figural fur clip with so much personality,
red rhinestone eyes and clear rhinestones toes, 3-1/3". This has light finish wear upon close
examination, but he is still a charmer, easy to "hunt" up when you want
something different to wear, circa 1940.

View


View
#Y21866

MAZER large 4"
enameled fox fur clip.
View
#B21882




TEXTURED
gold tone swan brooch with clear rhinestone tail and water and red
rhinestone eye, 2-1/4".
View #Y28995

GREEN
iridescent enameled figural frog brooch with aurora borealis body and red
cabochon eyes, 4-1/2" by 2-1/2". Although this animal is marked "Apex NY" on the back, I believe it is a
reproduction, albeit a wonderful one and such fun to wear! It is in
excellent condition and I think circa 1990s.
View
View
View #X19448

SEAHORSE brushed gold tone
seahorse brooch with aqua beads, clear and red rhinestones, 2-7/8".
View #Y28944



SWAROVSKI penguin
brooches, set of 2. The clear Swarovski rhinestones are set in gold tone
with black enamel. Larger brooch 2-1/4" and smaller 1-1/2".
View #G62018
GLASS penguins glass charms
necklace, 15" long with 1-1/2" longest glass charm. #Y33803
PENGUINS pot metal penguin couple brooches with black, white, red and
yellow enamel, red rhinestones eyes and clear rhinestones accents, 2"
each, enamel
wear as seen in picture, set of 2. View
#Y61951


ROSENSTEIN
oriental man and woman pins with green glass faces, black enameling on
gold tone and clear rhinestone accents. Man is 1-1/3" and woman is 1-1/2".
View #X22914

CARNEGIE enameled cherub
brooch, 4". This is a large and heavy piece with lustrous enameling, and
unlike any Carnegie I have seen before.
View #C23043

ROSENSTEIN
brushed gold tone oriental lady figural 2.5" fur clip with green glass
face and cabochons and clear rhinestones.
View #X12157




Trifari
birds

Trifari "Fantasies" bird pins and earrings.

Trifari
faux pearls and pearl bellys

Golden or platinum toned Trifanium with bodies in simulated pearl or jade.

Priced in 1966 from $4.00 for earrings to $15.00 for a brooch.


Trifari birds

Trifari "Fantasies" bird pin, sweater clip and earrings.




KARU Fifth Avenue rabbit brooch
in gold tone with red and clear rhinestones and white enameled teeth,
2-1/2". View
View #X61257
GOOSE gold and silver tone with clear rhinestones goose brooch, 3-dimensional and
pierced, European style trombone catch on the back, 2-1/2".
View #Y61163
WARNER
umbrella brooch with enameled leaves and colorful rhinestones sprinkler
all over it, all set in gold tone, 4-1/2" tall and 2-3/4" wide.

View
#Y66398




TRIFARI
white enameled cat figural pin with clear rhinestones on his head and green eyes
set in textured gold tone, 1-1/3".

View
#T66399


POLCINI
cuddly tiger figural brooch with red marquis rhinestone eyes
and set in textured gold tone, 2" by 1".

View
#Y66402


GERRY’S
perky dog figural brooch with green rhinestones eyes set in gold
tone,1-3/4" by 1-3/4".

View
#Y66401





BASKET
pin with both glass and plastic rhinestones set in antiqued
gold tone, 1-3/4" by 1-3/4".

View
#Y38581

EXOTIC
face or mask brooch with red rhinestone eyes and clear rhinestones in
his turban, all set in gold tone, 2-1/3" by 2".

View
#Y66404


CASTLECLIFF
pea pod brooch with glass pearls set in textured gold tone,
2-7/8" by 7/8". The pearls are really lovely with a wonderful luster.
made jewelry for over 60 years starting in 1918, so their pieces come in a wide
and wonderful variety of styles. each piece is marked "Castlecliff".

View
#Y66405




CLEAR rhinestone San
Francisco trolley pin, 1-1/4".
View #Y27722

ART gold tone and white
enamel snake brooch with green and orange rhinestones, 2-1/3".
#X26415

ENAMEL monkey in tree brooch,
2-3/4". View
#Y26373




FLAMINGO burgundy enamel brooch
with clear rhinestones, 3".
View #Y60964
GREEN pot metal flamingo brooch
with green enameling and rhinestones, 3".
View #Y60908
GRIFFON winged brooch in
red rhinestones set in gold tone, 3-1/3".
View #Y60968




The
CAMEL
center piece came from the Rosenstein collection, and Larry Vrba set
it
under a rhinestone palm tree. #K11668


CUT STEEL
beads brooch with cut steel beads, pressed silver metal leaves
and berries, 3" by 1-1/4".

View
#Y32227

CARNEGIE with "HC" mark 2-3/4"
gold tone church brooch with swinging bell, red cabs and clear rhinestones.
View #C23069





ENAMELED
2" grasshopper pin with green rhinestone collar. #Y22489

ENAMELED dinosaur brooch with
clear rhinestone fin.
View
#Y23056

IRADJ
MOINI
coral and jade horse brooch. View
View #K22497




KORDA
standing sultan brooch, all in textured gold tone.
#X14806 View
View

KORDA Thief of
Baghdad brooch, 2".
View #X21879

KORDA
"Thief of Baghdad" genie 2-1/2" brooch, signed on the back.
#X17019




IRADJ MOINI wooden carved elephant and rhinestones
brooch, 2-1/3″ by 3″.
View View
View #K23001

C MARK, 1941
Des 129,573
Inventor: Louis C. Mark
probably for Rice-Weiner


GOLD TONE
and enameled water carrier brooch with glass bead dangles.
This brooch is not signed.
View #Y20436




SALAMANDER sterling vermeil
salamander with blue, clear and green rhinestones brooch, 3-5/8".
View #Y26182

CINI sterling double elephant
head brooch with moonstone, 1-3/4″.
View #X50461

SILSON enameled and clear
rhinestone “Drunk Tiger” fur clip, by Samuel Rubin 1949, 2-1/2″.
View #X25064




SILVER seahorse
brooch with wonderful detail, 2-1/2″.
View #N26149

MEXICO sterling
man in the moon brooch, 2-1/3″.
View #N26190

MEXICO silver
seahorse pin marked "Anto… Plata… Mexico", 1-5/8".
View #N27724




BAKELITE red
and black Oriental girl 2-1/2" pin. View
#B19527

BAKELITE
red cream and deep blue political necklace with stars, donkeys and elephants
on a 26" celluloid chain, circa 1940. #B18687

WOODEN 4-1/2
inch turtle pin… he’s slow, but he surely gets there! #B16098




CARNEGIE gemsbuck (oryx) brooch
in green, coral and blue plastic with rhinestone accents, 3-1/2".
View #C23176

PEGASUS sterling vermeil
3-1/4″ by 2-1/4″ Pegasus brooch.
View #Y23824

MEXICO sterling
giraffe pin/pendant, 2-1/2″.
View
View #N26146



LUNCH at the Ritz "Which Witch" Halloween brooch, 5".
View
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View #X60176
LUNCH at the Ritz "Me & Mr. Bones" Halloween skeleton brooch, 5-1/3".
View
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View #X60175