Very neat vintage brooch. This Sarah Coventry Light of the East brooch is in excellent vintage condition. The brooch features a faux mosaic design with 5 claw set glass molded cabochons painted with blue flowers surrounded by red and green paint effect tiles. The brooch is set of a gold tone surround that mimics four petals.
The back of the brooch is goldtone with a string rollover clasp. There are some very light scratches on the back. The brooch is signed SARAHCOV with a Copyright symbol.
It dates from 1968.
The brooch weighs 24 grams and measures 5 cm x 4.5 cm.
Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag.
Despite the ‘designer’ name Sarah Coventry vintage costume jewellery is not made by one designer. Sarah Coventry was the name of a company based in the US (1949 – 1980s) who had emigrated from Coventry in England, UK. They employed different designers to produce their jewellery. They adopted a method similar to Avon in that they used house parties to sell their ranges “for the woman who dares to be different.” Some pieces are made in Canada or the UK.