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Korda " Jungle Book" elephant head pin with beads

Korda " Jungle Book" elephant head pin with beads

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Designer: Pre 1950: Item # 986576
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This vintage "Alexander Korda" elephant brooch, manufactured by Rice-Weiner.

Sir Alexander Korda (1893-1956) was a Hungarian born movie producer, making a number of notable Hollywood films before to relocating to England and founding "London Films" in 1932; he returned to the U.S. during the Wartime years, producing "Thief of Bagdad" (1940) and "That Hamilton Woman" (1941) and supervising production of the "Jungle Book" (1942), directed by his brother Zoltan Korda. The brooch is in the form of a highly detailed elephant's head with its trunk curled up to "hold" a loop from which dangle turquoise glass beads. The beads are knobby, mottled art glass, most likely hand crafted. The pin is hallmarked "Alexander Korda". The pin is roughly 1 3/4" wide x 2 3/4" long A seldom seen piece!