Wendy GELL Rhinestone Disney Minnie Mouse Pin
Wendy GELL's Disney figures are highly coveted for their imagination and unique take on beloved Disney characters. Ann Mitchell Pitman's "Inside the Jewelry Box, Volume 2" has a section on Wendy Gell from pages 17-21, with some pins similar to this one on pages 20-21. This particular pin is Minnie Mouse (or else Mickey in drag!) as a flapper, with a feathered fuchsia and red rhinestone hat, a fuchsia pink rhinestone boa and then ruby red rhinestone shoes. She is 3" tall and 2" wide and seems to be waving a greeting to the rest of her Disney pals. Her face and body are painted with a flat enamel.
Gell began designing jewelry over 30 years ago and had a five year relationship with Disney from 1985-1990. Gell recounts that "the pins were so popular that they sold completely out before I could get my hands on one." Wendy is still creating jewelry, but is widely considered a "contemporary great" in glitzy jewelry design. Her jewelry has been featured in countless magazines and collectors are a "who's who" of famous women, ranging from Madonna to Hillary Clinton.
Condition: Excellent - rhinestones all present and sparkling; enamel in great shape; metal on the backing a bright, pebbled gold tone. Please review the photographs carefully, as they form and important part of the description.
Marks: "Wendy Gell, copyright Disney Co." Date is assumed to be between 1985-1990. Wendy Gell's pieces from this time period have been appreciating rapidly in value over the past few years.
Item ID: WYG4
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: fuschia, Size: 3 by 2 inches
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