But, don't take my word for just how nice this brooch is. Search for "running horse brooch" or "running horse pin" or, indeed, any comparable title of your choosing and compare the brooches you come up with. There are lots of lovely ones. None, I believe, more lovely than this one.
And, if you find one you prefer, don't stand on ceremony. I promise I will not be offended. What Is The Brooch Made Of?
I assume the brooch is made out of faux tortoiseshell. The only question is what type? There are several possibilities, including acetate, bakelite, celluloid, lucite or some form of resin. I have not had it tested because I think it would irreparably damage the brooch. For me, Its beauty does not depend upon knowing its exact chemical composition.
The brooch is at least 40 to 50 years old, very likely older than that. Depth (to back of pin): 3/8th inch.
Doing so, however, is an irrevocable assertion of ownership. Please don't expect to be able to return such an item.
The item "Vtg Modernist Art Deco Faux Tortoise Shell Running Horse Pin Brooch Pendant" is in sale since Saturday, June 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Other Fine Vintage Jewelry". The seller is "wiregauge" and is located in New York, New York. 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, 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, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.