Picked at, what I call, the "Great East Texas Jewelry Hoard." Back story: This jewelry hoard is located inside an antique shop in a small town in Texas and owned by a man who bought and sold for many years. He admitted to have no interest in jewelry; and, as such, stored it all away in boxes that he agreed to let me sort through to my heart’s content. As he puts it, “…mostly estate sales and local people who needed some money. I haven’t a clue what’s there. It’s been more than 20 years, I guess." I feel honored to be able to pick through some of those boxes (albeit, with lots of wet wipes and sanitizer) and to spent a full day sorting through only a small portion of them. Can't wait to do it again (after I finish up with this batch, or course)!
When found this brooch had little to no rhinestones left on it. I fully intended to restore it with new old stock crystals, but decided maybe someone else would want to do it themselves. Of course, I still can put in the crystals, but we'd have to talk another price. In the meantime, left alone, it could be repurposed or worn for that shabby chic look. It measures 3-1/4" long and 1-1/2" wide. The clasp works well and is secure. Plating is old and partly patinaed.