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Reverse Carved Lucite Brooch - 1940s - 1950s - Basket of Flowers (On Hold)

 

Here we have a really nice example of 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 an openweave straw basket filled with four lovely big open flower blooms. The colours on tis brooch have held well but there is the slight fading on the leaves which are a yellow green colour. The flower head arranged in the basket are two in a mauve tone, one bright pink and one yellow.  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 these lucite brooches is floral, 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 a little over 2 inches by slightly under 2 inches with a nice chunky half inch thickness to the brooch.  The shape is a diamond rectangle but it is enhanced by a further cut on two of the corners.  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 a roll over type fastener, a little like those found on old tie pins. 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!

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: No, this is a unique hand carved item

Condition: Excellent

Decade: 1940s - 1950s

Era: Vintage (1920’s - 1980’s)

Type: Brooch

Material: Early Plastic - Lucite

£28.00
Apologies, THIS ITEM IS SOLD.
Reverse Carved Lucite Brooch - 1940s - 1950s - Basket of Flowers (On Hold)

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