This vintage Flying Colors features seven small mice scurrying in a line to parts unknown. The mice are complete with big pink ears and nose, a gray body, and black whiskers. The chain has small white, blue and pink round beads above the mice; then white tube beads, with pink and blue round bead accent. Customers love these ceramic necklaces for their creativity, beautiful design, and whimsical artistry!
Measurements: The necklace is approximately 18 inches (45.7 cm) long with a screw together barrel clasp. The mice are about 1 inches wide by .5 inches tall. The mice extend about 6 inches across the center.
Condition: The necklace is in excellent condition. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: The necklace is signed "Flying Colors" on the back side of the center mouse.
Company History: The original company was called Parrot Pearls and was founded in 1975 in San Francisco. Their easily recognizable pieces are ceramic jewelry in fanciful shapes such as animals, flowers, and incorporating colorful beads made into necklaces and pins. These were artisan companies with hand finished products. Parrot Pearls split off in the 1980's into Flying Colors (run by former Parrot Pearl employees) and into Ruby Z, owned by two of the original founders of PP, Bean Finneran and Candace Loheed. The Ruby Z, Flying Colors and Parrot Pearls were never mass produced and have been featured in collectors' books such as Ann Mitchell Pitman's "Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2" (pages 7 -13) and Kathy Flood's "Warman's Jewelry Guide, 4th Ed." (pages 219 - 221).
NOTE: We are huge fans of all three companies and you can do a shop search of any of the company names and all inventory from any of the three companies will show up. They tend to "fly out" of my shop! My inventory is at an all time high because I have recently acquired many necklaces from a private collector.
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Vintage Flying Colors Ceramic Mice Necklace
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