This 1.5 inch pin is a soft brown ceramic bear, probably from Flying Colors.
Condition: Excellent. Please review all photographs as they form an important part of the description.
Marks: no marks but clearly by one of the three: Parrot Pearls, Flying Colors (most likely) or Ruby Z.
These were artisan companies with hand finished products. Parrot Pearls split off in the 1980's into Flying Colors (run by former Parrot Pearl employees) and into Ruby Z, owned by two of the original founders of PP, Bean Finneran and Candace Loheed. The Ruby Z, Flying Colors and Parrot Pearls were never mass produced and have been featured in collectors' books such as Ann Mitchell Pitman's "Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2" (pages 7 -13) and Kathy Flood's "Warman's Jewelry Guide, 4th Ed." (pages 219 - 221).
Item ID: FLY9
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