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 much jewelry 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.