Brooch - Pearl Beads & Mother of Pearl Centre

Production date
Circa 1950
A large round dress pin brooch. The centre is round with a plastic coloured mother of pearl with a raised edge around the outer edge. Around the centre peice is a row of small pearl beads. At the side edge of the brooch are mother of pearl coloured sequins. From the sequins there forms an inner and outer row of spiked pearls The inner row of pearls are one and every second spike two pearl beads and the outer row are longer with three pearl beads on every spike. Each spike is a metal wire with round head. The reverse side has a large metal pin clasp. The pearls are imitation.
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Production date
Circa 1950
Plastic, Imitation pearls, cardboard, metal, sequins and cork
Diameter: 65mm Thickness: 18mm
Pearl diameter: 31mm
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Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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