Cody's is proud to introduce an authentic 1920s-1930s vintage Art Deco stylized lion's head brooch in finely cast, dimensional pot metal with deep cup set rhinestones and enameled red mouth, black nose and eye. Not to be confused with modern day interpretations of Deco -- this is the real thing. Stylized pot metal pierce work, stone faceting, setting method, enamel accents, and reverse details -- all signature 1920s-1930s vintage features. Although the camera will not capture the pin's true brilliance due in part to the deep stone settings, a personal appearance will be impressive. Also, be aware that this is a "refined" pot metal -- it's casting sharp and crisp, very unlike the messy, globby, cheaply produced pot metals often seen in period pieces. A top notch tribute to the king.
The brooch measures approximately 2 1/4 inches x 1 5/8 inches with a 1/4 inch profile. Largest accent rhinestones are about 2.5 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is approximately 20 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining vintage sparkle. There is some commensurate aging of the stones, to be expected in pieces of this vintage. An impressive presentation, none the less. Enamel accents are original and untouched with minor loss from age. Brooch retains shape with no denting or improper bends. Pin back strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage. Genuine Deco. Great lion lines.
The brooch is not signed. Quality made. Early costume at it's best.
Deco high style. Lion up for the mane event. To be continued...at Cody's.
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