These early plastic dangling pins were all the rage in the 1930s/40s, led by designers like Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell who turned 'novelty' jewelry into a fashion statement.
This old pin from the era is made of molded celluloid plastic leaves with braided pink cord that holds dangling shiny celluloid-covered 'berries'. These are hand-sewn onto a plastic backing with a simple ~C~ clasp.
The delicate pearly berries are showing their ripeness with crackles in the surface. One berry has a piece of the peel missing...it hangs to the back of the bunch.
The pin measures 2 1/4 inches across by 4 inches high. We've priced this with condition in mind. It's overall pretty good, considering these were fragile and most did not survive the decades. (You can see this type of jewelry in the book 'Haskell Jewelry' by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 61.)
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