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Pins & Brooches

The brooch reflects an ultimately aesthetic invention that arose out of a purely functional object. It finds its origins in the ancient world, as our early ancestors grappled with dressing. Once humans began draping themselves in fabrics and cloaks, there arose a need to fasten these wraps in place.

The solution was the rudimentary brooch or pin that joined folds of fabric securely such that the wearer could go about his or her daily business. Over time, these utilitarian attachments evolved to be a symbol of luxury. Important rulers would port pins crafted from gold, and elegant ladies would wear brooches bedecked with gemstones and pearls as a sign of both wealth and status.

This luxurious adaptation of the brooch continues today, with the world’s finest jewelry houses still conjuring... Read more

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Vintage 1930s brass tribal native figural brooch / pin with bone in hair and ear / nose rings.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Two patriotic red, white and blue rhinestone and jelly cabochon American flag pins / brooches.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Crown Trifari white enamel and coral cabochon starfish brooch pin.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Trifari Crown jelly commemorative pin with original tag and box.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$100 (5 bids)

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Trifari gold tone peacock figural brooch pin with pave and diamante rhinestones.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Crown Trifari gold tone crouching leopard figural wild cat brooch / pin.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Trifari retro studded rhinestone sterling vermeil pins brooches; bow and scepter.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Crown Trifari gold tone and pave figural polo pin with mallet and hat.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Halbe pave floral bouquet brooch pin with gold wash, 1930s.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$70 (1 bid)

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Ben Amun art deco pave and ruby red diamante gold tone 'buckle' brooch pin.

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Victorian 14K rose gold pearl diamond brooch

June 26, 2017, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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14K Y/G pearl spray brooch

June 26, 2017, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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14K Y/G diamond pin

June 26, 2017, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Beautiful 14K Y/G jadeite cultured pearl brooch

June 26, 2017, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A RHODA WAGER STYLE SILVER BROOCH, mounted with turquoise. Length 7.5cm.  Weight 26g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD160 (starting bid)

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A SHELL CAMEO BROOCH, with 9 carat rose gold frame and safety pin. Length 4cm. Weight 13.6g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD45 (starting bid)

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THREE STERLING SILVER BROOCHES, horse and fox themed. Total weight 15.2g. Length 4.5, 4cm.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD30 (2 bids)

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A VICTORIAN BROOCH, red glass stone and seed pearls set in 9 carat rose and green gold. Weight 2.7g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD60 (starting bid)

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THREE STERLING SILVER BROOCHES, horse themed. Length 2.5 to 4cm. Weight 10.5g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD20 (1 bid)

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AN ANTIQUE-STYLE MOSS AGATE BROOCH, floral and scrolled detail; gold plated.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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A MOONSTONE BROOCH, set in silver and 9 carat rose gold. Length 5.5cm. Weight 3.6g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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AN AUSTRALIAN BROOCH, 9 carat yellow gold. Length 3.5cm. Weight 1.7g

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD30 (2 bids)

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A LIGHT BLUE STONE BROOCH, set in 15 carat yellow gold, safety chain. Length 5.3cm. Weight 3g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD60 (starting bid)

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AN AUSTRALIAN GOLD BROOCH, enamel shield, 9 carat yellow gold. Diameter 2.5cm. Weight 3g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD60 (1 bid)

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A SHELL CAMEO BROOCH, set in 9 carat yellow gold (tested). Length 4.4cm. (hair line in cameo)

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD45 (starting bid)

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THREE STERLING SILVER BROOCHES, horse themed. Length 4 to 6.5cm. Weight 11.2g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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A SHELL CAMEO BAR BROOCH, set in 9 carat yellow gold, with safety chain. Length 5cm. Weight 4.1g

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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A PEARL BROOCH, on 9 carat white gold. Length 3.5cm. Weight 3.7g.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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TWO ORNEMENTAL BROOCHES, an enamel one and a rutile quartz, both set in brass. Length 3.8cm each.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD15 (starting bid)

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THREE STERLING SILVER BROOCHES, horse themed. Total weight 14.8g. Length 2.7, 4.5, 6.7cm.

June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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