Vintage Rare Jack in the Box figural button screw-back earrings from the Art Deco era are fine figural master pieces that might also be referred to as clowns, jesters, fairies or pixies: however one look at Reja's famous sterling 1940's jack in the box set and there will be no doubt why we have referred to them as jack in the box figurals. You can also see Reja's famous Jack in the Box figurals in Brunialti's famous book, America Costume Jewelry 1935 - 1953 on pages 221 and 222. These are in very good to excellent vintage condition. They are depicted as if they have just jumped out of their boxes, laughing with their mouths and eyes wide open! Each is as individuals, that is slightly different too! Constructed of jeweler's white - pot or base metal they have been permanently 'tinted', by a form of translucent, what we will call 'enameling' that we have only seen on deco, 1920 - 1940 era base metal jewelry. They have both been plated or tinted with a very glittery gold and then accented with a blue, or blue green color, much of the coloring is wearing from years of handling, but still very visible and beautiful and they have such expressive features. Do you think these may have been a for-runner for their infamous cousins a decade or two later? Each measuring 1 inch by 3/4 inch and their screw-back mechanisms function properly. These display desirable age appropriate mellowing with light wear to the finish, nothing in my opinion which detracts from their stunning appeal (some might consider small signs of vintage use undesirable), I revel in a find like this as proof that affirms the age and authenticity of the pieces, they will receive a gentle professional hand cleaning, if needed, but no attempt will be made here to cover up their vintage previous 80 plus beautiful years of life. Your questions about a specific item for sale in my shop are always welcome. Note: it does appear that at least the clear rhinestones in these earrings were professionally replaced during the life of these earrings and are not original. They are a timeless additions to your accessories wardrobe which will add a striking stand-alone statement with lasting appeal! (L0045)
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