Acquired at an estate sale in northwestern Indiana, this vintage brooch is considered a “figural” piece of jewelry, as it clearly has a three-dimensional sculptural quality to it. Made in the mid-1950s, the rose brooch is composed of orange enamel set in gold-tone metal. The solitary leaf on the rose’s branch was lightly painted green.
This charming brooch is in good condition with its clasp and pin mechanism in working order. Be gentle with the brooch, however, as the branch connected to the rose blossom can easily rotate. Also, a bit of the enamel has peeled off one of the back rose petals (see attached photographs).
This figural rose brooch makes for a fun, bright addition to any jewelry box or vintage costume jewelry collection.