Vintage Coma Brooch Mult Size & Color Faceted Crystal Rhinestones Signed Sphinx
Large vintage coma pin, gilded in 18k gold,'paved' with large foil backed crystals, emerald green color teardrop cabochons, faceted ruby red rounds and marquise', beautiful faceted blue teardrops and oval amethyst cabs. All framed in engraved golden etched bezels. What a fine piece of art it is-totally gorgeous! I think it's purely prestigious! Measures approximately 3" inches by 2" inches with a slight curved dome affect. A statement piece for sure. From an estate collection of new old stock impeccably crafted top quality vintage designer jewelry items. Very collectible vintage SPHINX pin back designer brooch in new condition. Founded in 1948, The Sphinx Company was a renowned British jewelry manufacturing company that produced well made, quality constructed, and beautifully designed costume jewelry that had the look of real jewelry. In addition to a line of their own often whimsical and always elegant designs, they produced jewelry items from the 1940's through the 1990's for many creatively talented artists and high end department stores, in continental Europe as well as the United States. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sphinx, like a multitude of other jewelry manufacturers coming of age during the industrial revolution, also imitated the designs of other esteemed jewelry artists. Mark: SPHINX in an oval cartouche with some having a LETTER AND NUMBER included or without the Sphinx name, having only a LETTER AND NUMBER in a cartouche. Unsigned pieces were either for customers who wanted to sell pieces as their own, because work was produced in a rush to meet demand or because there wasn't space on the design. Pieces may have either numbers only or a letter and numbers. These were design serial numbers. The jewelry is now becoming highly collectible since Sphinx ceased operations in the late 1990's.
The item "VINTAGE COMA BROOCH MULT SIZE & COLOR FACETED CRYSTAL RHINESTONES SIGNED SPHINX" is in sale since Saturday, September 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "l-mae" and is located in Lebanon, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Vintage
- Period: Vintage
- Type: Brooch
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Material: Mixed Materials
- Main Stone: EMERALD GREEN, TOPAZ BLUE.RUBY RED PURPLE AMETHYST
- Metal: 18K GOLD GILD
- Brand: SPHINX