Hattie Carnegie's colorful clothing and ultra-chic costume jewelry, even today, are greatly sought after by fashion and jewelry collectors.
This highly collectible vintage Hattie Carnegie brooch is a whimsical, wonderful piece that sums up the classic designer's style to a tee!
This rare beauty depicts the sensuous figure of a mermaid, complete with fishy-tail and long flowing hair.
As you can see, the mermaid's tail and hair are richly enameled with shades of cream and sea-weed green while the remaining areas of her body boast a reflective gold-tone finish.
The tail is accented with darker enamel to enhance the "scale" detailing.
Seven original rhinestones accent the figure's hair and sparkle beautifully.
You will notice that the mermaid has a highly emotive face with exquisite detail.
Along with a classic roll-over brooch clasp, you will find a placard on the reverse of the brooch which reads "Hattie Carnegie".
The use of this oblong placard dates from the 1960's.
Though the shows only a touch of minor wear, this mermaid remains in excellent vintage condition overall.
Brooch is 2-1/4" tall, 2" wide and 7/16" deep
Weight: 22.9 grams (0.81 oz)