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A Carnation Brooch - 1940s Vintage Reverse Carved Lucite 'circle and dot' border (1)

The detail on these carnations is beautiful on this brooch. They are like two real miniature flowers in 3-D effect captured forever! A particularly beautiful example this brooch is lovely to wear or add to a collection of early Plastic jewellery.   This oval vintage brooch is made from Lucite and dates from the late 1940s era. . Lucite is Dupont's Trade name for their acrylic plastic which they patented in 1936.  ICI used the name Perspex for their similar material.  In the Jewellery trade the name ' Lucite' is favoured for all acrylic pieces as it was the most widely coined term for American Jewelry. Just recently a collection of these early plastic pins appeared on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.   It is easy to see why they appeal - each one has been hand produced so there are natural variations in the style and design, the material is light making the brooches very easy to wear.  The 'see-through' nature of the Lucite makes the brooch take on a different appearance when pinned onto various coloured clothes. This brooch is clear with a pair of white and burgundy red carnation flowers complete with their green leaves.  The brooch has a very chunky main centre and then has a thin lucite border which has been engraved with a 'dot within a circle' pattern which is most effective.  It is possible that this is a French piece as the vintage lucite brooches which come from France often have detailed borders.  The central dome section of the brooch measures 4.5 cms across or 5 cms if measured to include the border and it is a chunky 1cm thick.  The pin is heat set in place at one end and then there is a  simple c type clasp to retain it. 

£30.00
A Carnation Brooch - 1940s Vintage Reverse Carved Lucite  'circle and dot' border (1)
A Carnation Brooch - 1940s Vintage Reverse Carved Lucite  'circle and dot' border (1) A Carnation Brooch - 1940s Vintage Reverse Carved Lucite  'circle and dot' border (1) A Carnation Brooch - 1940s Vintage Reverse Carved Lucite  'circle and dot' border (1) A Carnation Brooch - 1940s Vintage Reverse Carved Lucite  'circle and dot' border (1)

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