Here is a wonderful reptile brooch by Marvella. This fabulous pin features a goldtone tortoise or turtle with clear crystal rhinestones adorning its shell and eye. This piece has great detail and is in excellent condition. It is signed: "MARVELLA ©" in a round cartouche on the underside.
The brooch measures approximately 2-1/8"W x 1"H.
Marvella originated as a line of jewelry manufactured by the Weinrich Bros. Co. Located in Philadelphia, the company was founded in 1911. At some point the brothers moved their business to New York City and changed its name to Marvella, Inc. around 1965 after several iterations of similar names. Marvella was purchased by Trifari in the early 1980's and eventually became part of the Liz Claiborne group.