Tortolani captures us with it's hard to find '60s vintage whimsical policeman pin. With a clownish, almost keystone cop attitude, the "officer" wields a menacing baton in one hand while the other gives us the thumbs up. An oversized cap, star badge and shoes complete...and of course, the winged wisps of hair.
The pin measures approximately 1 3/4 inches x 1 1/4 inches with a 3/8 inch profile or height. Weigh of the pin is about 16 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. Gold tone finish intact, front and back. Slight wear to top of baton. Some portions anodized, particularly the reverse, a common trait on Tortolani's pieces. Detail and dimension abound, another characteristic of Tortolani's fine casting. No dents or improper bends to metal. Pin mechanism secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the brooch is signed in familiar script: "Tortolani" preceded by copyright symbol. Circa 1960s.
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Tortolani Figural Policeman Cop Brooch Pin