This delightful little broom pin or pendant, is a rare find. It’s the product of modernist Robert Zendall. On the back of the pin is a marker’s mark, “Zentall” in block letters, in a rectangular.
That is the mark of the Robert Zentall, Inc. jewelry company which started in l952 in Mount Vernon, NY. Two years later the company gained world wide notoriety when Vogue magazine highlighted its designs. The company was known for their textured metals and designs, including Christmas trees. The company closed in l984
Measuring 2.25” in length by .5 wide, this little broom is in very good vintage condition, with better than average signs of wear for its 65+ years of existence. It has a slight curve to the handle (see pictures), which appears to be part of the design. The pin (or pendant) has a substantial, well-made feel to it. Made of gold tone textured metal, there is a secure pin on the back and a loop at the top for a pendant.
In those mid-century modern times, this brooch was intended for the traditional housewife. Today, it’s a perfect Halloween pin – now all you need is the witch! (Note: I have a red camera and on some pictures you can see its shadow or hue; not metal discoloration).
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