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Art Deco Sterling Green Paste Salamander Form Brooch

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Deco: Pre 1910: Item # 697957
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P.O. Box 11011
Baltimore, MD 21212

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A beautiful and early sterling pin in the form of a salamander or lizard, with green and colorless paste stones. Marked STERLING and with an illegible additional mark. Circa 1900 or 1910, with an early C catch and safety closure. Possibly French.

A classic collectible Art Deco piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well. The fashion world is in the midst of a major Art Deco revival, with top houses such as Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and Gucci showing jewelry and accessories with a glamorous graphic moderne edge.

2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Some of the stones are darkened. Photos enlarged to show detail.