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Hans Brassler Amethyst Brooch

Hans Brassler brooch set with amethyst and pearls. (J9140)

Brassler Amethyst and Pearls!

A beautiful brooch by Hans Brassler set with a rich purple amethyst and pearls.  An imaginatively sculpted and finely textured gold frame surrounds the bezel-set amethyst.  Ten accenting pearls rest atop the surround.  A wonderful example of Brassler's imaginative, unique work.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1910.


Hans Brassler brooch set with amethyst and pearls. (J9140)

The reverse of the brooch is as beautifully crafted as the front.  The elegant simplicity of the design and sturdy construction of the brooch are hallmarks of Brassler's work.  Note, the strong pin stem and transitional safety clasp that help secure the brooch when worn on a blouse or lapel.  These small details speak to the thought and care taken in creating the jewel.


Close-up of maker's mark of The Brassler Company. (J9140)

The top of the clasp is stamped with "14B" in a double oval, the maker's mark of The Brassler Co.  The firm was founded by Hans Brassler in 1909 and he served as creative director for several years until about 1916.  During this short period he created a eclectic collection of highly original diminutive brooches, stickpins and other jewels. Following his departure from The Brassler Co. he contributed to the industrial design movement of the 1920s and 30s.

Name:  Brassler Amethyst and Pearls

Cost:  $975

Measurements:  This 14kt gold brooch measures just over 1" by 5/8".  It weighs 6.3 grams.


The upper reverse of the brooch is engraved "D.C. to H.B.D. 6.3'11".  This inscription from the first giver of the brooch to the first wearer helps date the piece to the years when Brassler was still active at his namesake firm.

Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Art Nouveau iris brooch. (J9091)Sapphire and pearls brooch. (J9248)Art Nouveau amethyst brooch. (J9223)



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