Tortolani created wonderful whimsical figural pins in the 1960s. The example offered is one not often seen. He is the adorable king of the jungle lion pin in all his ferocity! With shaggy topped mane, green rhinestone set eyes and sparkly clear rhinestone nose with extended whiskers, he is poised to become a lover, not a fighter, his long snaky tail inviting friend, not foe. Large paws planted firmly, he will easily find a home within your heart.
In signature Tortolani style, the details and dimension are superb, finished in the incomparable anodized silver patina the company is noted for.
The brooch measures about 1 7/8 inches x 1 1/4 inches with a 3/8 inch profile. Weight is approximately 20 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. Patina is outstanding and will be fully appreciated in person. All rhinestones intact and brilliant. No dents or improper bends. Pin back secure. No damage / no repairs. Extremely clean. Pristine vintage.
The pin is signed on reverse. The signature, as with a number of Tortolani pieces, is partially obscured. One can see the "Tor" with the copyright symbol preceding in the company's font. The remainder of the signature is very faint. One can easily see by design, materials, and workmanship, as well as the partial signature, that this is vintage Tortolani.
Take him home to your menagerie. No tamer needed!
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Vintage Tortoloni Whimsical Rhinestone Lion Brooch Pin