The first time I ever saw one of these Cherry brooches was in a reference book. This is just as it was pictured. A slice of bakelite tree and beautiful ripe red cherries cascading down in good symmetry. This pin is in excellent estate condition. I do admit to restringing the cherries - but believe me for safety and the look of the piece it was necessary. Guaranteed vintage Bakelite as first seen in my reference book.