A wonderful example of shell art jewelry that was so popular in the 1940s-50s.
The large brooch is made from real shells arranged to form a large chrysanthemum type flower.
The "petals" are single shells cemented to a plastic base and painted a deep magenta.
The center (stigma) is made of from tiny shells painted yellow.
Spiky shells painted iridescent green represent the leaves.
A one piece finding with a secure safety catch is cemented to the back.
The pin measures 3.5" by 3.25".
The pin is in excellent condition with no damage and minimal wear.
A fun folk art pin hand crafted from sea shells.
Please view the large photos for best detail.
I offer layaway on all items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased on layaway are eligible for exchange only.