Here is a wonderful vintage 14K gold Carl Art brooch that is encased with a portrait of a beautiful Victorian Era woman with hand-painted details. This brooch is very intricately designed and is jeweled with cultured pearls and gold beads around the front edge. It has very lovely colors and superb detail! It is a true work of art! I am not sure who this lady is, but I have seen her portrait on other jewelry pieces dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. I believe this piece dates back to the 1950s, but it could even be earlier than that. The woman that I had purchased it from many years ago had stated that she remembered it at least being in her family since then. I do know that Carl-Art crafted some really cool 14K gold charms during the 1950s.
PRECIOUS METAL: 14K gold
MEASUREMENTS: 30mm. X 24mm.
WEIGHT: 6.5 grams
MARKINGS: 14 KT. with Carl Art hallmark