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Smithsonian Institution vintage costume jewelry

Smithsonian Institution vintage costume jewelry

Red Cardinal bird on a pine branch vintage brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, gilding, enamel, rhinestones. 6 cm. Smithsonian Institution vintage costume jewelry

Smithsonian Institution vintage costume jewelry
Rare museum quality brooch made of jewelry alloy, gilding, enamel and rhinestone. The brooch is quite large and voluminous. Like all the decorations of the Smithsonian Institute, created according to the works of art from the museum collections, the brooch is fine, and the bird looks very natural.
Every piece released with the SMITHSONIAN marking is inspired by museum collection pieces. Noteworthy, the Smithsonian jewelry collection which appeared before the 1970s, boasts a wide variety of stylistic solutions inspired by priceless exhibits.
Processed manually, each product is accompanied by a description of the design features, a story, and which exhibit served as the prototype of the decoration.
SI marked handcrafted decorations are highly collectible

Mary Todd bracelet. Jewelry alloy, crystals, enamel

Mary Todd bracelet. Jewelry alloy, crystals, enamel

The bracelet inspired by the invaluable treasure of the Smithsonian Institute – an exquisite bracelet watch owned by Mary Ann Todd Lincoln – the wife of the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln.

Toy horse gold tone vintage brooch. 4 cm

Toy horse gold tone vintage brooch. 4 cm

Vintage brooch in the form of a children’s horse on wheels. Marked Smithsonian AVON, 4 cm, released in 1996 in a collector’s issue in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. In the release there were 3 brooches based on the 1962 Christmas stamps.

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Smithsonian Institution vintage costume jewelry

Cat brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux pearl. 4.5 cm. 1980s. Inspired by the 'Kittens' series from mid-19th century color lithography at the National Museum of American History. Marked SI

Cat brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux pearl. 4.5 cm. 1980s. Inspired by the ‘Kittens’ series from mid-19th century color lithography at the National Museum of American History. Marked SI

Green ribbon and buckle vintage brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel, crystals, glass. 4.5 cm. 1990s

Green ribbon and buckle vintage brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel, crystals, glass. 4.5 cm. 1990s

US flag. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

US flag. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Swallow vintage brooch. Silver tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Swallow vintage brooch. Silver tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Steam train brooch. 1996. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, rhinestones

Steam train brooch. 1996. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, rhinestones

Angel Christmas brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Angel Christmas brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Three birds on a branch vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel. 7 cm

Three birds on a branch vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel. 7 cm

Victorian hearts brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, glass, crystals. 4.5 cm

Victorian hearts brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, glass, crystals. 4.5 cm

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