1940s/1950s Reverse-carved Brooch with Floral Details
We like the combination of pink tones which feature within this pretty brooch! It is a distinctive type of brooch, which was popular during the 1940s and 1950s, and which was made from a hardwearing, transparent plastic (often referred to by the trade name 'Lucite'). These brooches usually featured floral decoration, which was worked on from the back, resulting in a smooth finish to the front (and giving rise to the term 'reverse carved'). This particular example is a rectangular shape, and is a slightly smaller size than we often come across. At its centre are three flowers, interspersed with yellowy-green leaves. The middle flower displays a soft, mid-pink shade, whilst the flowers to its left and right are more deeply coloured in tones of purplish-pink. An eyecatching feature is created by the brooch's bevelled edges, in which the colours of the flowers and leaves are reflected. A simple clasp of silvertone metal is fixed to the back of the brooch.
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Product ref: J622
Very Good. This attractive brooch has successfully stood the test of time. The flowers and leaves remain crisply defined and boldly coloured, and they stand out cleanly against the bright and clear plastic. Close examination of the plastic surface reveals a little superficial scratching, but this requires a magnifier to be noticeable. The right edge of the brooch slopes very slightly inwards, but in our view, this small quirk does not detract from what is an appealing item, both for its distinctive decoration and its eyecatching colour. The clasp closes tightly and securely. Reverse-carved brooches are both collectable and wearable items, and they have a versatile element too, as they suit being placed against either light or dark fabric.
Material: Plastic and metal
Measurements: w:40mm x h:28mm