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Puffy Brooches (page 1) -- One of the most common Kalo jewelry forms, often referred to as "puffy" pieces because the design and the repousse [hammering from the back] process made them slightly convex, or "puffed out" in appearance. They're often oval, with saw-pierced cutouts and chased details. The theme is generally taken from nature (leaves, birds, flowers, etc.) or is abstract.

 

Typical mark:

 

Item

Description

Size

Marks

Brooch, in the shape of a camellia flower, with small recessed center, five large chased petals, two small chased cutouts at bottom. Heavy.

2-1/8" W and 1-3/4" H

HAND / WROUGHT / STERLING / KALO

 

Brooch, oval, heavy, with strong flower design, ring of beads at center, cutouts around outside

2-3/16" W and 1-3/4" H

STERLING KALO

Brooch, oval, consisting of two flowers and two leaves on round cutout frame

2-3/16" W and 1-3/4" H

HAND / WROUGHT / STERLING / KALO

Brooch, oval, consisting of a large flower on stem with beaded center and leaves, beside three smaller blossoms and leaf on cutout frame

2-5/16" W and 2" H

HAND / WROUGHT / STERLING / KALO

Brooch / pin, chased and repousse blossom at top with five petals and round cross-hatched center, and three pointed leaves at bottom, on cutout oval heart-shaped frame.

2-1/8" W and 1-1/2" H

HAND / WROUGHT / 79 / STERLING / KALO

Brooch, oval, with large flower with beaded center above three leaves and beside what looks like a stylized beetle, on oval cutout frame

2-1/4" W and 1-5/8" H

HAND / WROUGHT / STERLING / KALO

Brooch / pendant, large, round, with scalloped outside edge and chased, cutout, and repousse form of bird with outstretched wings and swallow tail, surrounded by round blossoms and leaves on stems. Hinged bale in back for use as pendant. Unusual and lovely form.

2-1/16" W

STERLING KALO

Brooch with cutout lily-of-the-valley pattern over arch of small dots and chased geometric design, inside oval frame

2-5/16" W and 2" H

HAND / WROUGHT / STERLING / KALO / 123

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