Beautiful swirl design brooch with deep blue glass Swarovski Crystals, Inlaid Crystals, and Enamel covered. This is in the Art Deco, Art Nouveau style. It is signed on the back with the Catherine Popesco CP logo and the word 'France'. Each of her jewelry pieces were individually hand made. It measures approximately 1.25 inches square.
I obtained it at an estate sale and was told it should be from the mid 1970s time frame.
From The Catherine Popesco website:
Rambling about Paris, Catherine discovered a treasure trove of stampings in the old factories and workshops, many over 200 years old. Most of these gems were originally designed by celebrated artists and shining lights of their era such as Lalique, Mucha, Galle, and Picasso.
With her vivid imagination, Catherine uses the invaluable treasures of French artistic heritage and style to create an exquisite collection of handmade jewelry and decorative objects.
Manufactured at Au Bout de Reyes, a workshop Catherine herself built on a vineyard in the heart of the Loire Valley, France, each piece is rendered from the original molds and stamping, hand set with Austrian Swarovski crystals and finally painstakingly enameled by her team of highly skilled artisans.
The pieces are made of "old silver" a unique French process of laying sterling silver over a copper base. By following traditional French techniques, each piece is allowed to exhibit the intricate details of these historical designs. We present a timeless collection that reflects the art and culture of the past and holds a valuable place in the present.
The pin is in excellent condition. You'll notice in my photo that there are a few tiny white colored slivers. Those are not on the piece and must have been something that was floating by at the exact moment I snapped the picture. Also notice in one of my photos, the way the blue coloring reflects. This is one gorgeous pin!
Buyer to pay USPS 1st Class parcel shipping charges of $6.95. That cost includes mandatory postal insurance. Since the postal insurance is for the protection of us both, I split the cost with the buyer.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
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Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.