1930s Antique Jewelry Victorian Carved Celluloid Roses Bar Pin #12345

Item number: 12345

Rose celluloid jewelry has been made for over 100 years but most  that you'll find is from the 1950s or 1960s. This pin was made in the 1920-1930 era.

Celluloid jewelry over the past 100 years was made mainly in Germany, Japan, and the US. There were very nice quality pieces made after WWII, but finding pieces like this pin that were made in before WWII is very difficult. 

This Victorian bar pin was made in the late Edwardian period, around 1915-1920. The celluoid is a cinnamon orange and the roses are hand carved - not molded. The 3 roses are set in circular gold gilt metal leaf frames. The leaves are machine etched and were dipped in gold gilt.  If you look closely at the tips of the flower petals you can see what you might think are flakes or chips but it is simply from the knife when the roses were carved.

Old hand carved celluloid roses are hard to find. This pin was most likely made in Germany, not Japan or the US.

Medium in size, the pin is 2" long x 3/4" tall. The roses are perfect with no chips or other imperfections. There are minor hints of gold wear commensurate with age. The pin has the original fine working C clasp.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.