As you can see in my photos this guy is hand-carved and painted with original brass rings at the joints, and made of multicolor Bakelite. Original inset pin mechanism at back. Measures 4" tall by 2-3/8" wide at widest. One very similar brooch is pictured on page 74 of "Bakelite Pins" (2001) by Karima Parry, and another similar brooch is pictured on page 159 of "The Bakelite Collection" (1997) by Matthew Burkholz.
Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and some slight loss to painted features as shown - see my photos for closeups. Please read my terms and'fine print' below. I've been in the vintage/collectible business for over 35 years. I'm on the list of advisers for both the second and third editions of Warman's Jewelry by the late great Christie Romero.I was a founding member for the online discussion group Silver Forum and the Modern Silver website with Marbeth Schon. I was a contributing author for the traveling exhibition and accompanying book, "William Spratling, and the Mexican Silver Renaissance" edited by Penny Morrill. I'm a gemologist, and I have jewelry design and jewelry-making experience. The item "HUGE Vintage 1930s Multicolor BAKELITE Jointed UKELELE PLAYING MAN Brooch PIN" is in sale since Tuesday, December 05, 2017.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Bakelite, Vintage Plastics\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "cpkapty" and is located in Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.