Curated Jewels for the Vintage Collector. The pure salmon orange color and creamy grain marbling of this coral brooch indicates that it is made from natural momo coral, a particularly exquisite variation of the stone. And even with the huge size of this brooch (2 ¾ long), the entire piece is hand-carved from a single piece of premium coral.The carving depicts a branch with blooms of chrysanthemums, which symbolize longevity and wealth in Chinese culture. The flowers are very delicately rendered, each thin petal fully formed. Carved leaves trail from blossom to blossom. One leaf even peeks outs from the back of the branch to highlight the depth of fieldemphasizing how the blossoms emerge powerfully from the backdrop of the tree branch. This attention to the depth of field would have required a significant level of mastery over the art of carving coral and a talented eye for design. This vibrant antique brooch is in pristine condition: there are no chips in the coral, the coral is still impressively rich in color and sheen, and the carving is crisp. Excellent , this in an older piece of carved coral that was made into a brooch at some point and the pinback is not original to the carving. There are no chips or surface wear to the coral and it has a beautiful sheen and luster.
Period Antique carving made into a brooch at a later time. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed day in the life scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Antique and vintage styles that are typically seen in small or modest sizes get dramatic attention when theyre found in large, oversized, or bold pieces. These larger versions increase the collectability of a piece.
On handmade or hand-carved jewelry. Handmade or hand-carved jewelry is valued because it is, by default, one of a kind. Unlike machine-made pieces, a handmade piece can never be replicated in the exact same way, and so they will always reveal the at-the-moment intent of the individual maker. Often, the pieces have a distinctively visceral feel, as though you can sense the painstaking labor that went into every aspect. _gsrx_vers_859 GS 7.0.21 (859).The item "Vtg Antique LARGE 2.75 Chinese Dark Pink Carved Flower Momo Coral Brooch Pin" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Asian & East Indian". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.