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Vintage Jewellery, Navajo and Mexican Silver

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Spectacular Turquoise + Enamel Gilt Phoenix Rising Brooch

Chinese Vintage Jewellery

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Spectacular early Chinese hand crafted phoenix vintage brooch. Silver pin with a gold gilt wash and rich, deep blue enamel. Smooth bezel set pice of turquoise at the centre, a lovely piece of export quality Chinese vintage jewellery. Enamel is in very fine condition.

Item Details


4.6cm x 3cm


3 Grams




Enamel, Gold Wash, Silver, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition!! Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. The enamel has no dings or scratches.

About this Piece

Sterling Silver

Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.

Guilloché Enamel

Enamelling is the fusing of powdered, coloured glass to metal under very high heats. There are many different enamelling techniques - Guilloché enamelling is the process of working a fine pattern into the base metal, and covering it with a very smooth, coloured enamel surface that allows the pattern underneath to show through.