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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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Victorian Art Nouveau Antique Brooch Pins 6pc LOT
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Victorian Art Nouveau Antique Brooch Pins 6pc LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $500
$37512 Bids
14K Gold Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pins 2pc LOT
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pins 2pc LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2257 Bids
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RARE DBF SIGNED Goldtone TWEED TEXTURED DETAILED SUIT JACKET BROOCH 1983
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
RARE DBF SIGNED Goldtone TWEED TEXTURED DETAILED SUIT JACKET BROOCH 1983
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$76 Bids
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Brooch
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Brooch
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$55 Bids
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Trifari- Silvertone Flower Brooch
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Trifari- Silvertone Flower Brooch
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$65 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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Big Goldtone Brooch.
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Big Goldtone Brooch.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$54 Bids
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Monet- Flower Dogwood Flower White Enamel MONET Vintage Gold Brooch Pin
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Monet- Flower Dogwood Flower White Enamel MONET Vintage Gold Brooch Pin
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$54 Bids
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Crown Trifari Gold Tone Flower Brooch
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Crown Trifari Gold Tone Flower Brooch
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$44 Bids
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RARE DBF SIGNED TWEED TEXTURED DETAILED VEST BROOCH 1983
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
RARE DBF SIGNED TWEED TEXTURED DETAILED VEST BROOCH 1983
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$34 Bids
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Stamped AJMC Purse Brooch
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Stamped AJMC Purse Brooch
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$84 Bids
RAYMOND YARD 14K Bicolor Gold Ivy Brooch
May 05, 11:00 AM EDT
RAYMOND YARD 14K Bicolor Gold Ivy Brooch
by Grogan & Company
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,0003 Bids
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Coro Vintage Brushed Gold Leaf Rose Brooch
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Coro Vintage Brushed Gold Leaf Rose Brooch
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$33 Bids
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Rolled Goldtone Leaf Pin Brooch. Stamped 1/80 18KT RGP Germany.
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Rolled Goldtone Leaf Pin Brooch. Stamped 1/80 18KT RGP Germany.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$33 Bids
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Brooch
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Brooch
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$53 Bids
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Goldtone Trifari Brooch
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Goldtone Trifari Brooch
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$33 Bids
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Trifari Stamped Brooch
Apr 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Trifari Stamped Brooch
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$53 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
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
$3002 Bids
18K YELLOW GOLD STARBURST PENDANT BROOCH
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
18K YELLOW GOLD STARBURST PENDANT BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $600- $800
$4502 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
Antique 10k Gold Brooch LOT 901
Apr 28, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique 10k Gold Brooch LOT 901
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
FINELY EXECUTED MINIATURE PORTRAIT BROOCH.
May 03, 11:00 AM EDT
FINELY EXECUTED MINIATURE PORTRAIT BROOCH.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $100- $200
$602 Bids

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