Gorgeous and large statement brooch was created by Joseff of Hollywood. Assembled in two parts, the top portion of the brooch features an Oriental symbol with a curled fish to the one side. The brass metal used is textured and the symbol is slightly raised.
The bottom half of this gorgeous brooch is a rounded scroll drop. The same Oriental symbol is used in the design with another curved fish. Textured symbols dangle off the bottom. Amazing construction and interesting design make this a wonderful brooch to wear as a fantastic collector's piece. Notice the construction of layers in both portions of the piece.
The measurements of the brooch are 5 1/3" long x 2" across. It does stay secure with a solid pin and working safety clasp. Total item weight is 56.5 grams. In excellent condition, this brooch is hallmarked "Joseff". Circa 1940, layaway is available. Thanks.
Joseff of Hollywood Jewelry provided the vast majority of jewelry used in Hollywood movies during the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's (although he did not make jewelry from 1942-1944). Owner and designer Eugene Joseff created jewelry for "Gone With The Wind" and "Around the World in Eighty Days". He also produced scores of jewelry for many other movies and Hollywood royalty worn his designs off set.