1930s Vintage Jewelry Reverse Carved Brooch, Peach Rose, Art Deco
Gorgeous example of 1930s vintage jewelry, a reverse carved brooch featuring a peach rose embedded from the back of the brooch.
I love to find vintage jewelry that represents and evokes a certain time period, and this of course is no exception!
Lucite was developed in the 1930s at two rival chemical companies and was a major breakthrough as a material that could substitute for glass that is of course beautiful, but very fragile. The main thrust for costume jewelry was of course the 1950s as larger production performances could be achieved, so these earlier pieces are very special indeed.
The technique reverse carving dates back over 1000 years, when gemstones were carved on the reverse so that beautiful designs could be seen from above. More recently, the Victorians and Edwardians created works of art using this technique. All reverse carved jewelry, even lucite, would have involved much time and skill in preparing the piece for carving and creating a realistic design.
This particular brooch, found in France, is secured by a trombone brooch and therefore is quite old. The clear lucite encases a beautiful peach coloured carved rose.
Condition: In very good vintage condition slight appropriate wear to the lucite,
Dimensions: 1 7/8" wide, maximum 1 1/2" wide
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