Very Rare Large Early Jonette Balancing Nude Brooch 'Art Deco Model in Oval'.
According to the JJ Collectors website this piece is known as 'Art Deco Model in Oval' and is very rare.
Dating to c1970 it is a large and bold Hallmarked statement brooch by JJ (Jonette Jewelry) of Rhode Island.
Famous in their day for unique statement costume jewelry..this is one of their earlier pieces. and I have never seen another like it.
Fashioned from brass it features a beautifully realized long haired naked maiden in the Art Deco fashion, carefully balancing in an oval hoop.
The hoop is delicately highlighted by tiny chips of sparkling diamante to great visual effect.
With the original working safety loop bar closure it measures 4" x 1 3/4".
With some age patina and slight loss to the brass finish it is in good Vintage condition.
The Jonette Jewelry Co was founded in 1935 and sadly closed in 2006. This lovely piece dates to c1970..when the JJ Company was at its most creative.
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