Peacock Pin Iridescent Bird Signed Korea 1950s Vintage Jewelry
This is a remarkable old bird pin because few peacock pins like this one ever survived.
Little girls threw them at their sisters, dropped them down the stairs, and put them on the dog;
but this one looks like it has never been touched.
This is not a top of the line designer pin. It is a hand crafted costume pin that is signed Korea. The flamboyant bird demonstrates the use of the latest and greatest paints of that time : iridescent neon enamels with a very fine granular sugar coating on the body of the bird. The iridescent bright blue and green tail feathers are dotted with electric pink enamels.
The pin is a crude casting from light weight silver metal alloy that is probably a mix of aluminum and nickel. The peacock measures 2 1/8" long x 1 1/8" tall or 5.5 cm x 2.7 cm. The enamels are perfect and the sugar coating has some light wear.
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.