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Classic Carved Bakelite Sew On Coat Brooch Kinetic Movement Door Knocker Cherry Bakelite

What a remarkable find this is! Takes you right into the 1940s design aesthetic! Carved and etched deep cherry amber Bakelite features a Kinetic free motion, door knocker design element with a thick brass chain finished at each end with a carved Bakelite button bead, and with two brass eye hole fittings there to sew onto any hat, coat or cushion. You could easily thread a chain through it as well, making it either a pendant or adding a pin for a less permanent wearing brooch. The methods by which it can be used are limited only by your imagination! This one is a genuine conversation starter. Unusual and beautiful with all the charm and romance of a bygone era.

Warm and glowing, this piece is just alive with free form movement and design. I would almost classify it as an Art or Sculpture form. It measures a substantial 5" long when the chained beads are fully extended. The body itself can be placed in either an upright or sideways direction, up to you really. It measures 2" across and 1" wide.

In excellent vintage condition, all original parts present and accounted for. The surface is just glorious in it's warmth of color and depth of design. The surfaces are free of nicks and scratches. In fact the only real area of wear that I can see is surrounding the opening at the back, where the brass chain has worn over the years. Do not be alarmed but there is a slightly odd smell when first opened from it's little plastic baggie. I am assured this is actually a good thing. Once it has been out for a bit, the smell does not linger.

Priced well for easy collecting. Of course, if you just LOVE it but differ at the asking, feel free to make me a reasonable offer!

Classic Carved Bakelite Sew On Coat Brooch Kinetic Movement Door Knocker From HipCricket

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: brass and bakelite
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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