Antique Pin Star Sapphire Glass 1930s Jewelry
Star Sapphires have always been prized in jewelry and sometime in the mid 1800's, glass makers in the Bohemian region mastered the art of creating what is called sapphire star glass. It was major accomplishment in glass making because the process was so laborious.
There was not a big abundance of jewelry ever made like this. Especially not like this brooch; The French blue star glass cab is very large. It also is an uncommon shape with angled corners, creating an octagonal cab. Star glass cabs were also polished for many hours to create the great depth of field.
The antique setting is also very unique. It is an openwork Victorian design made of brass with silver gilt overlay. There are 4f Sapphire blue Austrian crystal chatons on the sides as well has a pair of tiny scrolled hearts on the frame. Look at the back of the brooch and you can see the intricate nature of the frame design.
Medium in size, the brooch is 1 1/8" long x 1 3/4" tall or 30 mm x 43 mm. The star glass cab is 1" tall x 3/4" wide or 25 mm x 19 mm.
The entire brooch is in superb clean condition for age with no imperfections or flaws. There are no scratches, scuffs, or chips on the glass cab and only light signs of gentle handling to the silver gilt. The back has the original fine working safety clasp and the brooch is not signed. It was made in Europe, most likely West Germany or Italy.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in new luxury presentation brooch box.