This large vintage brooch started its life as a pendant, but the previous owner preferred the piece to wear on a jacket so cut the hook and added the pin mechanism. I can see why, as it's heavy and perfect to wear on a coat, blazer or vest. The top part is made of brass and features a large dog and a small dog, perched upon a bar that ends in a flower. Dangling from that bar are several dangles made of glass beads, a few ending in brass milagros and/or coins. Some of the dangles are missing beads and milagros, but it's hard to notice since there is so much going on otherwise. Milagros ("miracles" in English) are used in Mexican culture as a way of blessing good fortune and health upon whatever the image is, so this piece is really about the love of dogs and the wish for one's dog to be blessed. There are other milagros, such as a horse, and a cat that looks like a Laurel Burch version, and those add a fun element.
Measures about 3-1/4" wide by about 5-1/2" long including the dangles. Weighs 71g. Again, some parts missing, but you could add more on.
Fun piece for the dog lover!
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