Brass, copper, silver, wood, ivory (?)
4 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. (12.1 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm)
Stamped on back: "MACCHIARINI"
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Gift of Mrs. H. A. Metzger, by exchange
A brooch of constructivist design. The central horizontal silver bar, capped with a small brass cylinder and topped with an ivory button, acts as a frame for the brass, copper and wood elements. A polished wooden semi-circle inscribed within a brass band is set onto a perforated brass rectangular sheet with a slightly curved top. Below is a sheet of solid brass cut in an abstract triangular pattern, decorated with a shallow brass cylinder and set onto a second rectangular sheet of perforated brass. Various applied squares, elongated rectangles and a small triangle in copper, decorated with a shallow brass cylinder topped with wood, are set onto the triangular brass template. The whole is set with a silver pin on the reverse secured with a roll-over clasp.
Overall good condition.
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