This Brooch is a RE-Cast or REproduction of the early 1940's rare, hard-to-find and collectible STARET 'Liberty Torch' pin.
Featuring a beautiful enamel hand with beautiful fingertips holding a red/orange enamelled 'flaming' torch.
This beautiful torch features bands of blue enameling and is encrusted with clear pave` rhinestones.
The top section of the torch has three large oval red faceted open back rhinestones and a large clear chaton at the base. Pot metal.
The price is for ONE brooch, I happen to own 3 of these and am selling 2 of them.
Measuring 4 1/8"H by 1 1/8" at widest point this is huge and stunning. Signed STARET on metal plaque, but not original Staret, but a Re-Cast made by Roberta Barnes years ago.
Roberta was famous for her reproductions or as she called them RECAST.
She always made them a little different from the originals.
I believe Roberta's recasts have a following as they were all hand made and never represented by her as originals.
I purchased these years ago directly from Roberta. Sadly she has now passed, but her legacy lives on through these pieces.
Roberta's work is very controversial. Some people despise the fact that she copied these expensive originals, It is a well known fact that many, in fact most important pieces of jewelry have been reproduced to provide a more accessible version for the general public.
The original Staret pin is available on a well known site for $1295.
In the tradition of Roberta I am offering these recast for much less.
Any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
All items are shipped USPS priority mail signature required, fully insured upon completion of financial transaction.
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Apr 26, 2018
Excellent A+++ seller and fast delivery. This pin is beautiful. It is a "wow" statement piece. I am looking forward to wearing it. Kim you always have the best pieces. Thanks, Carole