Tiny rhinestone ornaments of blue, red, green, and white decorate this vintage layered Christmas tree pin signed ART.
The maker’s mark, “ART” with a © sign is on the back of this holiday pin. Founded in the l940s by Arthur Pepper as Mode-Art, the ART© mark was used after 1955 until sometime around l980, with high success in the l960s, which is around the time the collector I bought it from thought she had purchased it.
This is a “book” pin, meaning it is one of the styles shown and discussed in Christmas Jewelry, Revised 3rd Edition, by Mary Morrison (page 15). It is also featured on page 10 of Nancy Yunker Trowbridge’s book, Christmas Tree Pins.
The pin is in good vintage condition, meaning it shows average wear for its 50+ years of existence, including some wear around the edges (see star). My pricing reflects its average-or-age condition. The clasp and pin work well; the tiny rhinestones are intact and colorful. Just over 2.25” in height and 1.25” wide, it’s a festive brooch for any collector or Christmas lover. The pictures offer greater perspective on its vintage condition and holiday charm.
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