1940s Elzac Ceramic Ladies Head Brooch with Lucite1940s Elzac Ceramic Ladies Head Brooch with Lucite1940s Elzac Ceramic Ladies Head Brooch with Lucite1940s Elzac Ceramic Ladies Head Brooch with Lucite1940s Elzac Ceramic Ladies Head Brooch with Lucite1940s Elzac Ceramic Ladies Head Brooch with Lucite1940s Elzac Ceramic Ladies Head Brooch with Lucite

We consider this the most charming and classic of all the WWII-era brooches made by the California company Elzac. She has a ceramic face with heavily painted green eyeshadow and heart-shaped ruby-colored lips. A gold lamé ribbon forms a cap and strap that outlines the face along with a stylized spiral of lucite for pizazz. The brooch measures 1 1/2” wide and is 3 1/2” long. You will note the construction including the heavy glue can be seen through the lucite on the back of the piece. This is common for Elzac pieces as is the “crazing” or tiny lines appearing in the ceramic glaze on the face. Elzac pieces were not permanently signed but may have been sold with paper tags. This brooch is in very good condition with normal construction and aging being considered. It is also shown on page 114 in "The Best of BAKELITE"—a book by Dee Battle and Alyne Lesser under “Happening Hats and Fabulous Faces” section.

Item ID: R1836


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: multi-color, Size: 3.5 inches long

1940s Elzac Ceramic Ladies Head Brooch with Lucite

$195 USD

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