This cute vintage Christmas pin is from the l960-70s. The maker’s mark, “Avante” is on the back in block letters. That mark was used by Avante Jewelry Company beginning in the l950s. In the l960s they began to design mostly Christmas jewelry, and this whimsical mice in the candy-basket scene pin is one of their pieces from that time period.
The pin is in very good vintage condition for its age and was part of a collection I purchased from a Christmas pin collector. There are a few light wear signs, but overall it is in very good vintage condition with glossy enamel, bright rhinestones, with a pin and roll over clasp that is strong and secure.
It measures 1.5” in height, and 1.25” wide, with two cute mice with green rhinestone eyes nestled with two candy canes in a basket. The pictures offer greater perspective on the condition and charming nature of this vintage Christmas pin. (Note: I have a red camera and on some pictures you can see its shadow or hue.)
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