Beautifully carved in rich sienna with rust shading and highlights, our '40s vintage Bakelite horse brooch comes complete with harness and bridle brass trim, brass chain reins...and, of course the distinctive painted glass eye. While we've seen similar Bakelite horse pins, we're hard pressed to find one in better condition.
Equestrian / sports jewelry was extremely popular at the time, as witnessed by the myriad themes fabricated in Bakelite. Selected pieces were embellished with expert carving, metal hardware, painted highlights, and glass details -- all exemplified here in this well researched and documented brooch. A note about color -- the assessment is ours. Your analysis may differ. Also, all monitors register color uniquely. The brooch pictured may not appear exactly the same shade in real life.
The pin measures about 3 1/4 inches x 2 1/4 inches at it's widest point with a 3/8 inch thickness. Weight of the brooch is approximately 26 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. Gorgeous Bakelite and brass patina. No polishing has been done. All brass trim intact. No chips, nicks, cracks, scratches, discoloration or warping to Bakelite. Painted glass eye intact and free of damage. Riveted simple C clasp pin mechanism intact and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent / pristine vintage.
As expected, the brooch is not signed. It has tested positive via the "409" test and is guaranteed to be authentic vintage Bakelite.
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