1940s Black Molded Tenite Cameo Japanned Vintage Mourning Jewelry
This unusual cameo is the same as that seen on page 176 of "Plastic Jewelry of the Twentieth Century" by Lillian Baker, though this one is in a different, Japanned setting. There are 4 rhinestones (one each at noon, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock), and what look like marcasites (though they may be steel) in each of the "flowers" in the setting. It may have at one time had a pendant loop on the back, but if so, the loop is no longer there. The brooch measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" and is in excellent vintage condition. (The white spots are just reflection.) Really an interesting cameo brooch.
Pin will be shipped in a gift box.