This a GREAT Vintage Sterling Silver pin of a CAT. Three Dimensional Kitty Cat is similar in style to those by the well-known QUALITY jewelry manufacturers "ORB" - Otto Robert Bade (who worked as a designer for Rebajes before he went out on his own) and "BEAU".
Kitty Cat is SCULPTURAL & has a deliberate Dull finish with a hint of "blackened" ~ oxidized highlights – similar to Danish pewter jewelry. He is standing up with his head facing forward & his curvy tail in the air. I love the almond ~ marquise shaped cut-outs for eyes and round hole for the nose and oh those pointy ears! This kitty cat is SO lovable - not exactly the "catittude" I usually see in Mid Century cat jewelry. This maintenance-free kitty is only stamped "STERLING" on the reverse.
Vintage FELINE jewelry MEASURES ~ 2 Inches from the Tip of his Ears down to his Toes and is in VERY GOOD CONDITION! Retains ORIGINAL fully functional Locking Clasp, Hinge & Pin Stem. It has been lightly polished (making it difficult to get a good photo because of reflections) & appears to have been manufactured with a protective layer of lacquer to retard tarnish as was a lot of much jewelry that was made during the 1950's and 1960's.
DON'T miss the chance to add this UNCOMMON piece of wearable art to your Sterling Animal ~ Figural jewelry collection! GREAT Gift for your Favorite cat lover, rescue/foster or Vet Tech.