Many collectors can spot this pin as Pierre Bex but few know that it is a very illusive hard to find pin. This pin is an Art Deco styled face pin or clown pin. The quality of the pin; the rhinestones and marcasite-looking antiqued silver metal indicates it is an earlier made piece from the 1960s.
As Pierre Bex jewelry was made in France I believe this pin was made to pay tribute to the famous French actress Claudette Colbert.
The pin is made of silver-plated copper. The enamel to the sides of the face is light lime green with a glistening finish. The enamel at the bottom of the face is emerald. In the emerald area there are ridges that mimic look of a clowns ruffled collar. The enamels are under a thick clear coat that is glass like.
Petite in size, the pin is 1 1/4" or 32 mm tall. The pin is in pristine clean condition with no imperfections or flaws. There are no dings, scratches, cracks, or missing rhinestones. All of the rhinestones are original and have superb sparkle. In the collar area, under magnification, some very light microscopic scratches can be seen if you look hard. The back has the original trombone clasp and the pin is not signed.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation pin box.