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This unusual brooch is hand-carved in exquisite detail. A stairway rises from a checkered floor to the moon and stars, and at the top of the stairs is a doorway leading out into a sunrise. There are faces in the clouds on either side of the stairway, and at the bottom there is an artist signature that is unreadable, along with the words "Silent Poetry."

This piece reminds me of the work of MC Escher, but has no affiliation with him. Escher created woodcuts and lithographs depicting "impossible constructions" which seemed to repeat into infinity.

The material may be vegetable ivory or a type of plastic. Closes securely with a safety clasp. In excellent condition. Measures 1 1/2" wide and 1 3/4" high.

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Signed Scrimshaw Brooch MC Escher STYLE / Stairway to the Stars / Titled Silent Poetry


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: vegetable ivory, plastic
  • Ships worldwide from Arizona, United States
  • Feedback: 243 reviews
  • Favorited by: 35 people