Old Magic Genie Pin Face Brooch Signed NOLTE
I have owned this magic genie pin since the early 1970s. I have only run into one other person who said she had the same pin. We have both tried to research this pin to no avail.
The genie is hand made of baked terra cotta clay with old faint matt enamels in white and burgundy. The bottom of the pin, just below the Genie's hands, is signed NOLTE. The expression on the Genies face is as if he knows something you don't. The pin was made in the 1960s or earlier.
It is petite in size at 1 1/2" tall x 7/8" wide or 3.8 cm x 2.3 cm. The pin is in good condition with no chips or cracks but there is wear to the enamels from handling. The back has a hand made metal closure that seems to have been fabricated from a safety pin.
Who is this Genie and where did he come from ? No one seems to know!
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.