Very old antique black bakelite mourning pin brooch cameo. This is one of the oldest bakelite pieces I have ever seen. Oval carved bakelite cameo is carved with a leaf in the center and elaborate designs all around. Set into a very lacy fancy brass frame with hand etching or engraving to high light the pierced metal work. It tested positive with the simichrome method and upon close inspection you can see the fine hand carving.It measures 1 3/8" tall x 1 1/4" wide. Pin back has an insert clasp with a turn stay. CONDITION: Good vintage condition - no damage to mention.
If you look under magnification the tips of the leaves may or may not have a few flea bites. I can't even say for sure if they do for sure - any irregularities may have be due to the initial carving and original to the pin. View & enlarge photographs to closely inspect fine details and to determine the amount of patina, and/or wear. Most older pieces by nature normally have some degree of both and, unless severe, aren't considered damaged. I will note anything glaring or distracting.
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