This Japanese vintage faux silver and pearl brooch or pin is one of six I collected in a group of vintage costume type jewelry from a lady in Japan. This one in the shape of the maltese cross with a chain and faux pearl in the center. A chain hangs down. I do not know the material, I suppose it is silver plated something and it is not plastic. The front of the cross and border is etched or engraved, it may be mixed metal or tin. I do not know the age of this item, but believe by appearance it was made between the 1940's to the 1970's, probably the 60s. and this one appears on the newer side at least in condition. This is a very pretty piece in excellent condition. These type pins are used for everyday wear, including the office, or wedding accessories. The entire piece is in excellent condition including the chain, no scratches and the pin works fine like new. This piece is a little over 1 1/2" or 3.81 cms each direction.
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