A beautifully crafted Art Nouveau era orchid brooch made by Newark, NJ jewelry maker Whiteside & Blank. The iridescent pastel pink and yellow enameling on this dimensional piece is an absolute dream! Three luminous pearls are set for the pistils of the flower. The piece measures a large 1.5 inches by 1.4 inches and weighs a substantial 11 grams. The back of the pin is stamped “14” for 14K gold purity, along with the maker’s mark for Whiteside & Blank.
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Weight: 11.0 grams
Measurements: 1.5 inches by 1.4 inches
Markings: “14K” and maker’s mark
Condition: In very good antique condition with some minor surface wear consistent with age. The top edge of the flower petal has some small nibbles to the enamel only noticeable with a jeweler’s loupe.
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