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Vintage Cathleen McLain handmade pin brooch detailed enamel brass

Vintage Cathleen McLain handmade pin brooch detailed enamel brass

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Directory: New Century: Jewelry: Pins: Pre 1990: Item # 1364867

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31 Mamaroneck Avenue (Artswestchester Building), 5th floor.
White Plains, NY 10601

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Cathleen McLain creates one of a kind works of art in jewelry. This is a signed vintage piece where the focus is on the incredibly detailed face and the balance gained by the placement of the wire work. Signed on the back in script- Mclain.

Marks: Mclain (in script).

Measures: 89mm | 3.51” highest points, 42mm | 1.68” widest points, 11.8mm thick.

Weighs: 13.52

Condition: Excellent condition, only minor surface marks here and there.

Here’s what I found about Cathleen McLain:

My one of a kind jewelry incorporates the wonderful hues of patinas on delicious combinations of sterling silver, bronze, brass, and copper. The colors you see are then sealed in with a jewelry lacquer so they will not change. I am always searching for intriguing stones, minerals, artifacts and whatever whimsies present themselves to be merged into my designs, I am best known for my sculptural pins which may also be worn on a bead-set to make a necklace or on a silk cord or chain as a pendant. I make a range of earrings from quite simple shapes which compliment the texture and hue of the pins and necklaces to more elaborate earrings with beads and stones which are an "event" unto themselves. My perennial best sellers are my heart pins which make a stupendous gift, and be sure to see the new work incorporating art-glass I make myself with kiln and torch. The colors of the dichroics are amazing and compliment the patinas beautifully.

Favorite materials Sterling, Silver, Copper, Dichroic, Turquoise, Lapis, Onyx, Amethyst, Stalactite, Chain, Pearls.