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 gentle patina), along with other materials and mixed shapes. I always found it intriguing and enjoyed wearing it.
The pin is in good vintage condition, meaning it shows average wear for its age. The fastener uses a safety clasp which holds well. At its widest, the brooch is 1.75” and a little over 2.25” in height to the end of the dangle. The pictures offer greater perspective on the interesting design and vintage condition.
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Some pieces I clean, others I don’t. However, the majority of items are presented as found. There are a variety of collectors and collectible pieces, and an equal number of opinions about whether a particular vintage item should or shouldn’t be cleaned or repaired. I err on the side of being conservative here, wanting you to decide how to treat your item. There’s plenty of information available online that will help you determine the best way to clean, preserve, or treat any vintage item.
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