Featured Sterling Brutalist (?) Brooch - who made it?

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  1. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I am going through some of my mother's jewelry. We won't be selling any, but there are 3 daughters, a daughter-in-law, 2 granddaughters, and 2 great granddaughters, so I am trying to get a better handle on what things are and their potential value before we start divvying things up.

    This brooch is 2" wide and 1 1/2" tall. My mother probably got it in the 1970s or 80s.
    She liked Scandinavian jewelry. Does anyone recognize this or have a guess as to the maker? Thanks.


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  2. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Sorry it still has so much tarnish - I did make an attempt to clean it but I hate cleaning silver, and I am SO bad at it.
     
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Very nice, Book. I agree, 1970s.
    I don't think Scandinavian, with that mark. The style is certainly reminiscent of Scandinavian Brutalist jewellery. Or German, or Dutch. The style, not the mark.
     
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  4. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thanks any jewelry. I don't see a mark - where is it?
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Lower right, it says: sterling::)

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  6. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Oh - Scandinavian jewelry was/is not marked sterling?
     
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    If I were a daughter...I would object to great granddaughters being in the pool....

    Cuz ya...it happened to me !
    My grandfathers 3 way split...... me and two cousins.....was amended to add our kids.......... so it became a 10 way split.......
     
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  8. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Komo - it will be basically a three way split - the grands, DIL, and great grands not there, but we will choose something nice for each of them.
     
  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    works for me !!! :happy::happy:

    I couldn't stop my family doting on 6 other great grand kids........to my one !!!
     
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  10. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    By the way, this brooch is stored in a Shreve, Crump & Low bag, in a Shreve, Crump and Low jewelry box, if it makes a difference. Possibly a gift from my father.
     
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    No, it has a fineness mark, for instance 830, and usually a country mark and an assay mark specific to a town, and often maker's marks as well.
     
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