This delightful vintage bouquet brooch was most likely crafted by its original owner. During the Depression and World War II years, women got very clever about creating their own accessories -- first because there was no money and then because most metals were commandeered for the war effort. The idea was to strike a note of cheer during dark times, so these items are usually very colorful. They're a treat to own, for that reason and because they're absolutely one of a kind. Needless to say, these pieces are also rare, since so many were tossed out when life got better.
Made to be attached with a corsage pin, our pretty bouquet brooch is of pastel pink and dark green raffia on wires wrapped with ecru-colored tape that looks original. It measures more than 3 inches in each dimension and is in great conditon, relative to age and the delicacy of the materials.
Provenance is a Texas estate.
BTW, if this appeals to you, be sure to see our similar red poppy corsage brooch from the same source. If interested in both, please e-mail and we'll work out special pricing for the pair.
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