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Dangling Cherry Brooch Wood and Bakelite
In the 1920's and 1930's, cherries were a popular motif for brooches. They could be worn on a hat, a dress or a coat. The bright red color would look well against almost any dark color.
This particular brooch is nice example. Wood beads are painted various shades of red, possibly for different types of cherries (bing, Ranier and sour?). They dangle below a bakelite bar pin, connected by green coated strings. Two plastic leaves are attached just below the bar and above the cherries.
The painted cherries are in very good condition with no chips, scuffs or wear, as are the leaves. The brown bakelite bar shows a bit of scuffing. The green string does not show any wear or fraying, but some of the green coating has been lost. The clasp is a very simple C clasp. The clasp is market MET. I'm not sure if that's a jewelry brand or merely the brand of the clasp.
The brooch is approximately 2-3/4" long by 1-3/4" wide.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Red/Yellow/Green/Brown, Size: 2-3/4" x 1-3/4"
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