Vintage Vermeil Sterling Silver Jelly Belly Angel Fish Brooch Marked Cathe
The angel fish is one of the most graceful of all fish species and this makes for a very elegant jewelry design. Although this large Cathe angel fish brooch was produced in the 1960's, it would make a nice addition to any jelly belly collection. Pictured on page 18 of the. Measures 3 1/8" long and 2 1/8" wide. In excellent condition including the clear lucite "belly" and the Sterling Vermeil (tested) body. The clasp opens and closes nicely. Stamped "Cathe" on the back.
Lucite was a new form of plastic developed by Du Pont in 1937 when these wonderful pieces of whimsical jewelry were created. In the late 1930's and 40's, "Jelly Belly" soon became a popular name for the clear transparent bodies of theses charming items.
To qualify as a true "Jelly Belly" the belly portion must be made of lucite, not glass. The lucite must be clear not colored and set in metal. The more coveted pieces are the larger pieces with Lucite set in Sterling Vermeil (gold washed Sterling). After the war and into the 1950's they were made in base metals rather than Sterling, however, these pieces are also highly collected today. Although there have been reproductions, this piece is quaranteed to be original as represented. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "VINTAGE VERMEIL STERLING SILVER JELLY BELLY ANGEL FISH BROOCH marked CATHE" is in sale since Tuesday, August 11, 2009. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Arlington, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: CATHE
- Stone: LUCITE
- Condition: Excellent
- Style: Brooch/Pin
- Metal: Silver