Superb VTG Austrian 14k Gold Jade Coral Holly Leaf Berry Pin Brooch
Presented is a gorgeous antique or vintage 14 karat gold, jade and coral pin or brooch. This is an Austrian made piece, dating to around the 1920s-1950s. The pin is made in a delightfully realistic holly form, with finely carved jade for the deep green holly leaves and vibrant red coral beads for the berries. The quality of the construction is exceptional, each coral bead is drilled and set on its gold post and capped at the end. The pin has a capped safety style clasp in the back, which is quite secure.This piece is stamped with Austrian hallmarks for the city of Vienna guaranteeing 14 karat gold, as well as 585 for 14 karat gold and a maker's mark of IB. This piece is in excellent condition. All the coral berries and jade leaves are in good shape with no chips except a single tiny fleabite to the tip of one jade leaf. There is one little 'socket' where it looks like an additional sprig of berries might go, but I don't believe there ever was one there, as the rest are all soldered in. But even if there was a sprig there, the pin looks perfectly complete without it. The pin clasp is working well. The pin measures about 2 1/2 long by 1 7/8 inches wide.
This piece weighs 18 grams.