This shiny owl brooch/pin is from the 1960's is in mint condition and is a favorite collectible made by Avon. Called the Jeweled Owl Pin in catalogs, it is featured on page 48 in the book "Vintage & Contemporary Purse Accessories Id. & Value Guide" by Roselyn Gerson, on page 151 of "Identifying AVON Jewelry" by Sandra Studivant, and on page 141 in "A Collector's Guide To Costume Jewelry" by Judith Miller...quite a famous piece! The glossy hooter locket compartment is designed to hold Avon solid (glace) perfumes, also known as a "fragrance pot", but could also hold pictures or tiny keepsakes. It is a bright, shiny gold tone with an articulated tummy, a very tight, "secret" hinged door in perfect working order that opens to reveal the perfume compartment. He has been packed away all these years, and is in fabulous, like brand new condition. The perfume glace is still in place, and may have never been used, as it still has a plastic disc cover and is wonderfully fragrant--amazing after all these years! It is marked Avon Topaz on the back of the removable glace container, which has a few spots of wear, but none on the owl itself. It can be removed if you prefer to place pictures or small keepsakes in the locket part. The beautiful, sparkling deep emerald green bezel set rhinestone eyes are very dimensional, and the textured feathers are nicely detailed. This marvelous bird is 2 and ¼ inches tall and 1 and ¼ inches wide, sturdy and very well made. The pin is vertical, so it could be used with a chain as a pendant as well. Still in its original box, which has just a few spots of wear. A hard to find item in this original condition.
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