1930s Turquoise Celluloid Vintage Parrot Brooch

Featuring a vibrant and evocative design, this wonderful brooch dates from the 1930s.

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some rubbing and discolouration to the gilt metal design and fastening mechanism. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 


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The Details...

This brooch features a parrot design. It is constructed from turquoise celluloid and detailed with a gilt metal panel etched to resemble to parrot's facial features. The brooch fastens with a trombone catch and the fastening pin is attached to the reverse with a round hinge. The brooch measures 5.5cm x 5.5cm. This brooch is a book piece - a red version appears in 'European Designer Jewelry' by Ginger Moro. 

A Short History...

Celluloid was a highly popular material in jewellery manufacture during the 1930s. Newly pioneered injection molding processes, meant that cellulose could be used to produce many identical pieces at the same time. This resulted in the cost per item of celluloid pieces being very low and the material could therefore cater for post-Depression demands for affordable jewellery. 

Wear it With...

Brooches are an exceptionally simple way to add instant vintage styling to any look and interest to plain materials. Pin this piece onto a hat, lapel, collar, cuff, scarf, sleeve, waistline or bag - wear alone or with a selection.