Vintage Christmas Tree Pin Brooch Wire Work Gold Tone
Offering a pretty vintage wire work Christmas tree pin with a moving bead dangle just for fun. Rich red and green rhinestones dot the tree and a halo of clear rhinestones surround the top of the tree.
MATERIAL Gold tone plated base metal with clear, red and green rhinestones
SIZE Measures just over 2.25 inches tall by 1.25 inches wide. The wire work gives it a 3 dimensional structure.
MARKS Unsigned beauty
AGE circa 1970s
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY The Christmas tree is traditionally an evergreen of spruce or fir variety. The tree symbolizes immortality and everlasting life and the lights are a reminder during the darkest time of the year, lighter days are coming soon. While associated with the Christian celebration of the birth of Christ, its origins date much earlier. Bringing evergreen trees, boughs and branches from the outside to the inside was a magical ritual meant to encourage the return of Spring and the growing season. The custom of bringing a tree into your home and decorating it was introduced to Britain by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.
CONDITION Gold tone plating shows no visible wear. High quality rhinestones show beautiful rich color. Moveable ball dangle and roll over safety clasp in good working condition. Excellent, vintage condition.
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