Super spectacular 1940s vintage simulated mother of pearl moonglow Lucite brooch is the epitome of Art Moderne design. A trio of high rise loops / petals in pearlescent moonglow finish imitating mother of pearl billow at top. Graceful silver tone stems / tendrils swirl around the central moonglow button resting in a bed of clear pave set rhinestone chatons. The energy and movement is palpable. From the brooch's sheer scope to it's high style -- a textbook example of the Moderne period at it's most dramatic.
The brooch measures an impressive approximate 4 inches x 2 1/8 inches at it's widest point with a maximum 3/4 inch profile. Loops are about 23 millimeters x 18 millimeters. Center button, approximately 21 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is about 38 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. Amazingly, all moonglow / Lucite components free from damage. No nicks, chips, cracks or breaks. Outstanding luster and iridescent glow. The reverse construction is fascinating. The "petals" are reinforced with vertical central clear braces which are in turn heat pin set into a fleur de lis shaped Lucite cutout. This cutout is then affixed and pin set to a textured silver tone metal fleur de lis base, an integral part of the pin back structure. All Lucite moonglow pieces retain superb pearlescent finish -- an entrancing glow akin to mother of pearl. All silver tone finish intact, front and back. All rhinestones intact and uniformly brilliant. No dark or dead stones. Pin structure / mechanism strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage. Authentic 1940's era.
The brooch is not signed. We suspect it to be from an established house producing high quality / high fashion jewelry. It's construction is a wonder. It's presentation, amazing.
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