The artist / designer of this brooch, Jo Marz, started her career by designing and constructing (by hand) what was considered to be “museum quality American craft jewelry” in the mid-l980s. I discover this pin a few years later, and it’s been part of my collection ever since. Her marker’s mark is found on the back.
Her pieces are one-of a kind, handmade items, and this is no exception. It has a combination of mixed metals (with some gentle patina), along with other materials and mixed shapes. I always found it intriguing and enjoyed wearing it.
The pin is in excellent vintage condition, which of course means it’s not without a bit of wear, although that’s minimal. The fastener uses a safety clasp. At its widest, the brooch is 1.75” and a little over 2.25” in height to the end of the dangle.
Please take time to review the photos of this beautiful unique brooch since they can give you a better idea of the Jo Marz artistry.
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