This is not a glitzy initial pin but rather an earthy creation, a fine example of the Mid Century Modern craft movement.
A very unusual design from the 1950s, this carved wood initial pin is capital M inside an eye shaped frame. The pin looks like modern laser carvings but this pin was not machine carved, it was hand carved. The pin is made of light weight fruit wood that is dark tan or camel color.
Unsigned, it measures 2 1/8" wide x 1 3/8" tall, or 5.5 cm x 3.5 cm. The back has the original brass safety clasp, bar, and hinge, all in fine working order. The pin back is well made on this piece as it was not glued on, but drilled and set in pin holes in the wood. The wood is in great well oiled condition and is not dried out or faded. The wood is perfectly clean and there are no scratches, dings, chips, or scuffs.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.