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1940s Jelly Belly Lucite And Bakelite Figural Mandolin Brooch. Brunialti Book Piece. Art Deco Figural Musical Instrument Lapel Pin.

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Fabulous vintage 1940's late Art Deco large figural mandolin brooch constructed from clear lucite, black bakelite with hand painted accents and realistic gold brass strings.

Measures a tad over 4" long and 1-1/2" wide at the base this superb jelly belly brooch is in excellent vintage condition.

The companion "Banjo" and "Balalaika" brooches from the same range can be found on page 230 in the Jelly Belly chapter in "American Costume Jewelry N-Z - Art & Industry 1935-1950" by Roberto & Carla Brunialti. A similar guitar brooch can be found on page 126 in the vintage Plastics section of "Warman's Jewelry 4th Edition" by Kathy Flood

Brooches are making a huge comeback and vintage and antique ones are the most sought after, find more here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MercyMadge?section_id=7300179&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6

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Always! All our items are either vintage or antique and one of a kind pieces. We do our best to provide accurate dating although actual dating may vary
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1940s Jelly Belly Lucite And Bakelite Figural Mandolin Brooch. Brunialti Book Piece. Art Deco Figural Musical Instrument Lapel Pin.

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: lucite, bakelite, brass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 353 reviews
  • Favorited by: 53 people