This Memphis pin brooch was bought from an Art Gallery (no longer in business)in Washington DC during the 1980s. I did buy it from the woman who bought it. The shaft is a blue and purple enamel on metal. The yellow elastic and metal pin give form and function to the piece. It measures 5 1/2" x 2 1/8" when open. Easily storable when not worn but I would have it on the wall as an art piece. Simple but truly a Memphis design inspired by Ettore Sottsass. A very special piece for your collection. Please email with any questions and Thank you for shopping Vintage Indulgence.