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1940's/1950's Era White Swan Brooch Chunky reverse-carved Lucite Brooch with Swan and Flower

 It is quite rare to get figurative brooches in reverse carved Lucite. Probably about 10% of all  I have encountered in more than 30 years of collecting have a bird, butterfly or crinoline lady with the remaining 90% being floral brooches! This is a superb example of  figural reverse carved Lucite jewellery.  Dating from between the 1940's and 1950's this lovely brooch would have been hand-carved, intaglio style.   It features a white swan gliding on a little blue line to represent the lake or river. Above, for good measure and to add a bit more decoration there are some realistic tobacco green leaves and a purple flower. This is just the thing that was greatly treasured in the past!  In common with many antique and vintage items, it has a slightly faded colour to it, which in my opinion only adds to it's appeal. This pin is a great collectable for anyone interested in Bakelite era and early plastics .  Lucite was Dupont's trade name for their acrylic plastic material which they patented in the 1930's and is usually the name given to brooches and pins of this type.  The most common theme for them is flowers, some abstract and Art Deco in design, others very detailed - so you can tell exactly which flower is being depicted!  This is a good size being approximately 2 inches by 1.5 inches and almost a cm thick.  The shape is a rectangle but it is enhanced by a further cut on two of the long edges and a gently curving domed effect  The whole thing gets a kind of 'rainbow rim' reflection effect where some of the colours are reflected in the edges of the brooch.  It has a brass pin back with an open 'c' type fastener. This lovely item of vintage costume jewelry is 'see through' so takes on a different look depending on the colour of your outfit, on a black dress it is dramatic, on a white frock it is fresh and pretty!
 

£28.00
1940's/1950's Era White Swan Brooch   Chunky reverse-carved Lucite Brooch with Swan and Flower
1940's/1950's Era White Swan Brooch   Chunky reverse-carved Lucite Brooch with Swan and Flower 1940's/1950's Era White Swan Brooch   Chunky reverse-carved Lucite Brooch with Swan and Flower 1940's/1950's Era White Swan Brooch   Chunky reverse-carved Lucite Brooch with Swan and Flower 1940's/1950's Era White Swan Brooch   Chunky reverse-carved Lucite Brooch with Swan and Flower

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