This incredible ornate antique Oriental elephant pin was made in China or India in the first half of the 20th century. Ethnic jewelry of this style was made in both India and China.
The elephant is made of handmade brass bezel and brass wire work and the many inset gemstones are Red Coral and Turquoise. The molded blue cabs have the look of Blue Chalcedony, but they are glass I believe. Notice the unique hanging ring around the elephants trunk.
Oriental pins made in this fashion are very hard to find today, especially in perfect condition such as this. The elephant has exceptional 3D character as the design is stacked and layered. This unique antique elephant is medium in size at 1 3/4" tall x 1 3/4" wide or 4.4 cm x 4.4 cm. Unsigned, the back of the pin is finished in a hand made solid brass mount and the brooch has the original fine working C clasp.
The entire pin both front and back is in spectacular pristine condition. It is microscopically clean all around with no signs of age or wear. The brass has no discoloration, dings, or scratches. All of the glass and gemstone cabs are original, present, and in fine condition. Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.
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