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Pins & Brooches - General

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 decadent pins for the most refined of wearers. From celebrities to the common lady, the brooch is an assured treasure for your jewelry collection.

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18-Karat Yellow-Gold ‘Frog’ Pin 5.2 dwt; L: 1-1/4 in
Apr 16, 10:00 AM EDT
18-Karat Yellow-Gold ‘Frog’ Pin 5.2 dwt; L: 1-1/4 in
by Weschler's
Est: $200- $300
$3756 Bids
Small dog Brooch made from Lucite in white with black features. L:6.2cm
Apr 21, 8:00 PM AEST
Small dog Brooch made from Lucite in white with black features. L:6.2cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD354 Bids
JAPANESE STYLE FLOWER BROOCH IN A 14K YELLOW GOLD CASE
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
JAPANESE STYLE FLOWER BROOCH IN A 14K YELLOW GOLD CASE
by Potomack Company
Est: $80- $120
$3254 Bids
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18K YELLOW GOLD ABSTRACT LADIES BROOCH
Apr 20, 1:00 PM EDT
18K YELLOW GOLD ABSTRACT LADIES BROOCH
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $380- $10,000
$454 Bids
Box of 30+ Assorted Pins
Apr 16, 9:00 AM EDT
Box of 30+ Assorted Pins
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$164 Bids
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RARE LIZTECH ORNATE ANIMAL MIRROR BROOCHES
Apr 20, 1:00 PM EDT
RARE LIZTECH ORNATE ANIMAL MIRROR BROOCHES
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $100- $10,000
$143 Bids
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14k yg Mushroom Pin / Brooch
Apr 16, 10:00 AM EDT
14k yg Mushroom Pin / Brooch
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $300- $400
$3503 Bids
Two 14K Gold and Enamel Brooches, & a Coin Brooch
Apr 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Two 14K Gold and Enamel Brooches, & a Coin Brooch
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $300- $500
$1753 Bids
Four military and mason pendant brooches
Apr 16, 11:00 AM CDT
Four military and mason pendant brooches
by Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $800- $1,200
$6003 Bids
14K ROSE GOLD BALD EAGLE BROOCH
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
14K ROSE GOLD BALD EAGLE BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $400- $600
$4252 Bids
GEORG JENSEN 18KT GOLD MODERNIST BROOCH
Apr 28, 3:00 PM PDT
GEORG JENSEN 18KT GOLD MODERNIST BROOCH
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$8002 Bids
Micromosaic and Yellow Gold Insect Pendant/ Brooch
Apr 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Micromosaic and Yellow Gold Insect Pendant/ Brooch
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6502 Bids
Etruscan Revival Gold Bull’s Head Brooch, Attributed to Ernesto Pierret
Apr 18, 12:00 PM EDT
Etruscan Revival Gold Bull’s Head Brooch, Attributed to Ernesto Pierret
by Doyle New York
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,7002 Bids
(4) Art Nouveau Brooches
Apr 18, 12:00 PM EDT
(4) Art Nouveau Brooches
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$502 Bids
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3 X RUSSIAN BROOCHES, LACQUERED AND HAND PAINTED TYPES
Apr 18, 9:00 AM AEST
3 X RUSSIAN BROOCHES, LACQUERED AND HAND PAINTED TYPES
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD152 Bids
12k Gold Filled Pin
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
12k Gold Filled Pin
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$32 Bids
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RARE LIZTECH COLLECTIBLE MIRROR BROOCHES
Apr 20, 1:00 PM EDT
RARE LIZTECH COLLECTIBLE MIRROR BROOCHES
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $100- $10,000
$101 Bid
Pins and Brooches
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Pins and Brooches
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
JAEGRE LE COULTRE GUILLOCHE ENAMEL WATCH PIN
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
JAEGRE LE COULTRE GUILLOCHE ENAMEL WATCH PIN
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Broche en or jaune 18 carats sertie d'un Ducat aut…
Apr 17, 6:30 PM CEST
Broche en or jaune 18 carats sertie d'un Ducat aut…
by Vanderkindere
Est: €350- €450
€3401 Bid
Australia Promotional Pin for Alfa-Laval Separators circa 1960s
Apr 21, 12:00 PM AEST
Australia Promotional Pin for Alfa-Laval Separators circa 1960s
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD30- AUD40
AUD201 Bid
WEDGWOOD BASALT PENDANT/BROOCH
Apr 30, 10:00 AM EDT
WEDGWOOD BASALT PENDANT/BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $60- $100
$301 Bid
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Antique Swiss Enamel Brooch, length 4.5cm, total weight 13.4 grams
Apr 17, 6:00 PM AEST
Antique Swiss Enamel Brooch, length 4.5cm, total weight 13.4 grams
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
AUD6001 Bid
14k Gold Cameo Pin
Apr 21, 9:00 AM MST
14k Gold Cameo Pin
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Pins & Brooches - General


Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Claydon Auctioneers

Claydon Auctioneers

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer