Celluloid is an early plastic that is easy to mold and shape. Generally awarded the honor of being the first thermoplastic.
This beautiful vintage Victorian-Style brooch, circa 1920 - 1930, has a elegant detailed brass filigree base with applied brass floral and leaf decoration. The small brass flowers have either small coral celluloid or ruby rhinestone centers. In addition are three large coral celluloid rose flowers. The brooch which measures 3" in length and 1 3/4" in width has a safely clasp mechanism. Lovely vintage condition with no damages; the brass has a wonderful aged patina. Simply elegant beyond description.