If you are a romantic dreamer or a fan of fantasy, the story behind this brooch will intrigue you. Alexander Korda produced a classic movie "The Thief of Bagdad " in 1940. The story of a poor Persian boy and his beautiful princess enchants viewers even today. Magic carpets, a mountainous genie and a masked magician all contributed to making this Arabian tale a tremendous hit. The Rice Weiner Co was procured to produce a licensed line of Korda jewelry based upon movie. All of these items of jewelry had a Persian flair with some being whimsical and others being highly decorated with jewels. This line of costume jewelry remains very collectible today and items can be quite expensive. This particular pin is huge measuring 3 3/8" high x 3"w. It has the shape of a crescent moon. It is an antiqued gold tone metal and is highly filigreed. The filigree work is barely seen since the surface is densely covered with jewels and faux pearls. The colors of the glass stones are blue, green red and purple. Most stones are marquis shaped. There is a raised "flower" in the middle. It has petals made of jewels and there is enameling. It is large and is the statement accent in this statement piece. Since it is raised, it gives the pin dimension and depth. The border of the pin is attractively detailed with round "beads" made of the gold tone metal. The back shows the filigree work. There is a panel on the back engraved with a number and the words "Thief of Bagdad Korda." The pin closes with a safety mechanism. The pin is in great condition without only a tiny bit of enameling loss. The work needed to create such a pin had to be done by a skilled master craftsman and must have been very time consuming. It is so very detailed. I urge the reader to see this film which is often still shown on television. It will take you to a land of fantasy. Perhaps wearing this pin will do that too! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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