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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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Experience:  Antiques dealer for over 10 years specializing in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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I have a funny looking silver pin that might be a brutalist

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I have a funny looking silver pin that might be a brutalist design of figure
The only stamps I can make out are 1952 and a very stylized C T or G T
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.

Hello, Please do add one more photo of the front of the pin. You can do this with the paper clip icon or add files button.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sending the front of the pin now. . .Thank You
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I meant to say the stones look to be amethyst and carnelian cabochons
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.

This is a 1952 Modernist Sterling Silver Trumpeter brooch by Sam Kramer (American, 1913 to 1964). He was a very famous eccentric jeweler and artist. His more elaborate pieces are in museum collections.

The semi-precious stone used for the trumpeter's head is a chalcedony cabochon stone and the foot is an amethyst cabochon stone. This piece has a value of $1,000.00 to $1500.00 currently. Pins and brooches are not as collectible as hair combs, necklaces, bracelets and rings made by him.

I will warn you that a person on Ebay is asking 5,000.00 for one. That is not realistic.

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