Vintage Brooches / Pins

1940S Vintage Hand Crafted Ceramic ELZAC Victim of Fashion Brooches - Set of Three


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  • Details
    Always whimsical, ELZAC, which was a much needed “lift” for women during WWII when worry loss, and responsibility weighed heavily on the spirit on the home front.

    Elzac pins were made in the 1940s in California and decorated by a cottage industry with ceramic, fabric, wood beads, leather snippets, since metals, rubber and other materials that could be used for the war effort were unavailable for frivolous costume and fashion jewelry. Elzac pieces were never signed – a few were marked with paper tags or stickers which most women removed before wearing. The Elzac style is very distinctive and listed in many jewelry collectible books.

    It was the work of the ELZAC company of California. The company operated only a short time during WWII. This piece was probably part of their “Victim of Fashion” series. ELZAC was
    best known for its fashionable “pin-up” face brooches and whimsical animals. They used ceramic, metals, fabrics, feathers, celluloid and lucite in their creations. One owner, Elliott Handler
    and his wife, later went on to help found the Mattel Toy Company™.

    Vintage Hand Crafted Ceramic Brooches - Set of Three |
    Incredible pieces, these!
    One of them doesn't have a pin.
    They have all the potential and charisma in the world.
    The largest among them is the diva in the fabulous sparkling hat. She is 5" tall x 2" wide at the color.
    Lots of photos to better explain their condition and details.
    Price is for all three.


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