This serene and stylish ceramic face brooch has a lovely brown glaze along with painted lips, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Her hat is brown lucite with a glued-on leather-look flower. It was likely the work of the Elzac company of California. The company operated only a short time during WWII. This piece was probably part of their “Victim of Fashion” series. Elzac was best known for its fashionable “pin-up” face brooches and whimsical animals. They used ceramic, metals, fabrics, feathers, celluloid and lucite in their creations. One owner, Elliott Handler and his wife, later went on to help found the Mattel Toy Company™. This piece measures 2 7/8” wide and 3” tall. She is in good condition but please note the “stretch marks” in the acrylic hat that were either purposefully done to give the hat a textured look or the texture has occurred over time. The painted lips have some chipping and the glaze has “crazing” due to glaze and age. She is still a highly collectible piece.