This is a rare and hard to find antique brooch by B. Blumenthal Jewelry Company.
B. Blumenthal & Co. was a button manufacturer was founded in 1877. In Warman’s Costume Jewelry Figurals, Kathy Flood reports that Reinad is credited with the manufacture of some of Blumenthal’s jewelry. The company made jewelry for only a short time and the pieces they made were signed by the company, and are quite rare.
The pin depicts what looks like Ali Baba from the Forty Thrives, its made of pot metal or some unidentified alloy.
Measures 2 1/4 inches wide and 2 3/8 inches from top to bottom.
Signed B. Blumenthal & Company INC.
I am a bit suspicious of the center dangling piece and am not sure if it's original, regardless it's a great piece offered at an even better price. My hope is that a collector of such pieces will find it and make a home for it in their collection.