This handsome toucan pin measures approximately 1 7/8ths of an inch. Beautiful on a jacket lapel or sweater, handbag, or hat. He rests on a golden branch.
He has been finely executed in a gilded gold. And his beak, eye and feet are left shiny. His chest is filled with white crystals. His feathers are enameled in a cobalt blue and green, with a spot of crystals on his tail.A very elegant bird brooch for your collection! Engraved on back with Sphinx's design serial number. From an estate collection of new old stock impeccably crafted top quality. Vintage designer jewelry items manufactured by the Sphinx jewelry company. Very collectible vintage pin back designer brooch in new condition.
SPHINX: 1948- 2000 Founded in 1948, The Sphinx Company was a renowned British jewelry manufacturing company that produced well made, quality constructed, and beautifully designed costume jewelry that had the look of real jewelry. In addition to a line of their own often whimsical and always elegant designs, they produced jewelry designs for many creatively talented artists and high end department stores, in continental Europe as well as the United States. It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Sphinx, like a multitude of other jewelry manufacturers coming of age during the industrial revolution, also imitated the designs of other esteemed jewelry artists. Mark: SPHINX in an oval cartouche with some having a LETTER AND NUMBER included or without the Sphinx name, having only a LETTER AND NUMBER in a cartouche. Unsigned pieces were either for customers who wanted to sell pieces as their own, because work was produced in a rush to meet demand or because there wasn't space on the design. Pieces may have either numbers only or a letter and numbers.These were design serial numbers. The jewelry is now becoming highly collectible since Sphinx ceased operations in the late 1990's.
The item "VINTAGE TOUCAN BIRD BROOCH BLUE GREEN ENAMEL WINGS CRYSTALS PIN SPHINX ELEGANT" is in sale since Tuesday, December 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "l-mae" and is located in Lebanon, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.