The B. Steinberg - Kaslo Company was in business circa 1948-1980s. Among it's more whimsical works are the wonderful line of fruit and vegetable pins of the 1960s. Enameled in bright colors, often with touches of rhinestones, faux pearls, and semi precious stones, the example presented offers a pair of yellow enamel bananas dangling from crushed jadeite chip leaves topped by a single faux pearl.
The brooch measures approximately 2 7/8 inches x 1 inch at it's widest point with a 1/4 inch profile or height. Faux pearl is about 6 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is 20 grams.
Condition is very good vintage. All components original and intact. Enamel intact with a tiny chip (1 millimeter x 1 millimeter) on one banana as shown in photos. All jade chips intact. Faux pearl retains all nacre and luster. No dents or improper bends to metal. Bananas are suspended from a concealed loop on reverse of foliage and dangle freely. Pin mechanism secure. Clean. No repairs. Very good vintage.
Reverse of one banana is signed: "BSK" with copyright symbol preceding. Circa 1960s.
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