c.1900 Reverse Carved Celluloid Bird of Paradise Brooch

This is a large and lovely antique reverse carved clear celluloid bird of paradise in gilded brass brooch setting. The centerpiece of this brooch is the clear oval of early celluloid plastic with softly beveled smooth top. The design of the the bird and leafy fronds was carved into the back side and highlighted in white. The setting is a simple gilded brass brooch with rope and twist framing. The back has a simple pin stem and old fashioned trombone style clasp.

The brooch measures 2.125" x 1.75".

Condition: There is some minor surface wear to the front face of the brooch and to the gold finish on the brooch, but not objectionable. The cabochon is slightly loose in the setting, but not in danger of coming out

This pretty piece shows off the color of whatever garment you wear it on.

Item ID: M14pcb314

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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold & Clear, Size: No size

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