Carved Ivory Pin Hawaiian Bird of Paradise Flower Brooch
If you live in a tropical area, everyone will know what this brooch is!
But ~ how many items of jewelry do you ever see that are the favorite flowers of so many tropical plant lovers, the Bird of Paradise? Practically none !
This large hand carved ivory brooch was made in Hawaii. The brooch is rather large at 2 3/4" long x 1 3/4" tall and is painted in bright tropical colors of lemon yellow, leaf green, and rose pink. The brooch is not signed but I recall having seen this pin once before identified as either a Ming or a John Roberts design. The pin back appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s.
The ivory is bright white and it is not elephant ivory, it is whale bone ivory. The brooch is in excellent clean condition and the colors are not faded or worn. The tips of all the petals and leaves are perfect with no chips. The entire brooch is very pristine with no imperfections. You can get a better indication of the size by looking at the photo of the brooch in my hand.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.
You can add a gold or silver brooch slider to convert this pin to a pendant by checking the box below. Sliders come with a pair of silicon stoppers to hold slider in place.