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Hans Brassler Pearl Brooch

Hans Brassler pearl brooch. (J9387)

Ancient Pearl


A hint of ancient Egypt graces this small pearl brooch created by Hans Brassler.  Brassler was a wonderfully imaginative jeweler who in the early 1900s created elegant, distinctive jewels that were uniquely his own.  This example was crafted in 14kt gold circa 1910.

Hans Brassler pearl brooch. (J9387)

The care Brassler took in creating a jewel can be seen on the back of this brooch where the edges are sharp and the surfaces smoothly finished.  Brassler strove to make every aspect of a jewel a beautiful, balanced part of the design.

Close-up of Brassler maker's mark. (J9387)

Brassler's craftsmanship can also be seen in the early safety clasp and sturdy pin stem which will securely hold this jewel when worn.  The top of the safety clasp is stamped with the maker's mark of The Brassler Company - "14B" inside a double oval.

Name:  Ancient Pearl

Cost:  $365

Measurements:  This 14kt gold brooch measures 1 1/4" by just over 3/8" tall.  It weighs 2.6 grams.

References:  To learn more about Hans Brassler and the jewels he created,  please visit The Extraordinary Stickpins of Hans Brassler.  Additional examples of Brassler's work can be found in the Antique Stickpin Gallery and the Antique Brooch Gallery.


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