Vintage 1950's Hattie Carnegie Large Mask Masquerade Brooch with Bead Hair.
This is an incredible and uncommon piece comprised of a convex shaped metal mask brooch with pierced or open eyes.....embellished with three or four different types of beads set as the hair....in shades of olive, turquoise, and kelly green....in different sizes. Olive colored beads are irregular with tiny holes at the tips......the remainder of the beads are round and smooth. Very dimensional piece. Gold tone finish setting.
Brooch is signed Hattie Carnegie on the back.
Brooch measures 3 inches high by 2 inches wide.
A couple of the beads may not be original to the brooch? Vintage condition is otherwise excellent. Mysterious!