The Tempe - Estate Agate 14k Gold Pair Of Brooches by Weinman Brothers

A wonderful pair of playful vintage brooches made in a shape of two winking cats. The brooches are 14k gold with gemstones. One of the brooches has a plaque carrying WB hallmark for Weinman Brothers, the second brooch does not have the plaque with WB but the workmanship is virtually identical on both pieces and each carries an identical maker's scratch mark so we are attributing both pieces to Weinman Brothers. There are very slight variations between the two cats, one has whiskers that curve slightly upward and other straight, gemstones representing the nose are also different. Beautiful gold wire-work and workmanship. These brooches are whimsical and fun

Metals: hallmarked 14k gold

Gemstones: two cabochon cut agate that resemble an eye, one brooch carries a cabochon cut red spinel nose, other faceted cut ruby nose
Gemstones measured and graded while set, subject to mounting limitations. Color gemstones not tested for treatments.

Total Weight: 10.1g

Hallmarks: brooch 1 - 14k WB scratch mark CAEX, brooch 2 - 14k and scratch mark CAEX

Measurements: both brooch approximately 1" (ear tips to neck), 1 1/4" and 1 1/8" across whiskers

Closure: c clasp with safety

Condition: items in very good estate condition

Items included: a lovely new box