This 1960s KJL fantasy deer brooch, with its textured antique gold plated finish and elaborate rhinestone, faux pearl, and art glass cabochon accents, bears the earliest Kenneth Jay Lane mark and it is superb. KJL figurals, especially the early allegoricals, are highly collectible and those portraying his interesting interpretations of mythological and real creatures like this beauty are always delightful. This green eyed deer is wearing a curlicue collar of pave diamantes and is further embellished with a fx baroque pearl cab belly and ruby red and aquamarine rhinestones and art glass cabochons in emerald green and dragon's breath that presents much like a Mexican opal and is gorgeous. Additionally, this cutie has a pave diamante ring around one front leg and each of his four hooved legs, his tail and his collar sport dangling fx pearls. I can't say enough about this exotic accessory except that it can easily masquerade as a reindeer and be worn during the holidays. This piece is in outstanding vintage condition, it is flaw free and fabulous and measures 2 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches and is signed K.J.L.. This is a rare Kenneth J Lane brooch,an absolute treasure that is perfect for wear and collection. Kenneth Jay Lane has done several fantasy animal series in his career, this one is an original from his first collection of fabled creatures that included a Horse and Hound, a Leopard, a Unicorn, and a Bull. This series is featured on page 79 of Faking It by Harrice Miller.