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Superb Chunky 1950s Lucite Brooch with Rich Pinky/Red Flower Detail (SOLD)

This 1950's Brooch is spectacular!  It has a cluster of five open deep pinky red flowers plus two groups of strong olive green leaves. The flowers and leaves have been reverse carved by hand.  There is the look of a Camelia or an old Bourbon Rose to the flowers.  The colours are rich are strong with no fade or colour loss.  The brooch is made of Lucite which 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. Lucite brooches from the 1930s, 1940's and 1950's are becoming firm favourites with collectors. 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 collectable brooch has a rectangular shape with sheared off corners and angled edges for extra design detail. These edges give the brooch a reflective rim - the flowers and leaves are mirrored in the edges of the design at certain angles.  It measures 5.5cms by 3.5cms  by over 1 cm thick which is quite a large size for a 1950s Lucite Brooch.  The floral brooch has  been mounted on a white metal backed pin with a roll over type fastener. This vintage brooch is in excellent condition. 


Designer or Brand: No, this is a 'one off' hand carved item

Condition: Excellent

Decade: 1950s

Era: Vintage (1920’s - 1980’s)

Type: Brooch

Material: Early Plastic Lucite

Style: Floral

Superb Chunky 1950s Lucite Brooch with Rich  Pinky/Red Flower Detail (SOLD)

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