Description: Offering a dreamy, antique, blue paste, crescent moon brooch. It's composed sixteen, dazzling, prong-set, blue paste stones that are graduated in size with the two largest in the middle.
These lovely gems are backed with foil for color and sparkle and set in closed-back cups. They are a bit varied in color with some lighter and darker stones which may be intentional as there is a pattern but it could also be due to foil loss from age. The colors are quite lovely. The video and the two photos that follow were taken with natural lighting for clarity but the sparkle is even more dramatic with ambient lighting when the stones catch the light. Celestial jewelry and paste, crescent moon pins in particular are some of my favorite types of antique paste jewelry motifs.I've collected crescent moon pins dating from the Late 18th to the 20th century over the years and I haven't come across too many of these old, blue/sapphire, paste crescents, so this one is special. Don't let it get away.
These photos can't quite accurately relay its vibes--total charmer! After all, this blue moon has made it through 100 years or so, sparkling away...
Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone... Approximate Measurements: 2 inches measuring horizontally, tip to tip, and around 3.5-4 5mm wide in the center. Note: Do not get your foiled paste jewelry wet or you can damage the foil and the stones will appear discolored. Condition: Good, vintage condition with wear in keeping with age and use. Pin is a different metal and has some darker areas but no rust and it is smooth to the touch.
See note above about variation in color of stones. Please use the photos as a guide as they form part of the description and the condition of a piece is subjective.Any boxes or props pictured are for display only unless otherwise noted and are not included with this listing. All sales final unless a mistake has been made with regard to your order. But you must contact the store BEFORE you pay to arrange this. While the condition of each item is described in the listing, there may be other condition issues not listed, so use the pictures as a guide as they are part of the listing description. Feel free to ask any questions for clarification before purchasing. Instead, pricing is based on the style and rarity of the piece as an antique and prices are subject to change according to fluctuations in market value and availability or scarcity of a particular style or type of piece. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "portalsoftimevintage" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Dominican Republic.