Vintage Bohemian Amethyst Rhinestone Brooch Gablonz Gurtler Work Brass Mount
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This is a very pretty brooch that would have been made in the Gablonz area of Bohemia circa 1920s/30s. The piece is made with a stamped brass metal setting called “Gürtler Work”, which is studded with amethyst colored faceted crystal glass rhinestones. Three rhinestone studded pieces dangle from the bottom - this form was adapted by the Gablonz factories from a classic Norwegian form. The backs of the rhinestones are painted in metallic gold except for the center stone. The pin has a safety catch. The brooch measures 2 1/8" in diameter, exclusive of its dangles.
The Gurtlers (metalsmiths) of Gablonz were highly skilled craftsmen - jewelry of this period from Gablonz was made to an exacting quality.....very pretty brooch that is sure to be noticed!