1940's vintage Martha Sleeper whimsical owl brooch. Carved and painted with leather ears and head that moves! Very good condition, tight clasp.
Please see the photos as they are part of the description of the item. Actress Martha Sleeper designed jewelry too... " While In New York she turned a hobby into a thriving business, finding herself at the forefront of a fashion craze for "gadget jewelry in the late 1930s. She had designed and manufactured whimsical pieces of costume jewelry for herself - other women saw these pieces and wanted to know where they could obtain a copy.
Martha found a company that would manufacture her designs - they soon became available in department stores around the country and Martha generating a very substantial sideline income in addition to her stage work. Many of these pieces were manufactured using the material Bakelite - these pieces are very collectible today and bring very strong prices in jewelry auctions.
Search tags: vintage bakelite brooch, 40's bakelite, bakelite pin, halloween owl, halloween bakelite, bakalite, butterscotch bakelite, yellow owl, yellow bakelite, carved bakelite, painted bakelite, designer bakelite, whimsical owl. The item "Vintage 1940's MARTHA SLEEPER Carved Painted Bakelite Whimsical Owl Brooch Pin" is in sale since Tuesday, September 8, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Bakelite, Vintage Plastics\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "23pkp12" and is located in Chandler, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.