This Republican Elephant vintage brooch – the Republican Party symbol – is created in an intaglio style, reversed carved into glass and encircled with a gone tone metal. The marker’s mark “Warner” can be found in capital letters set in an oval on the back. Warner was founded by Joseph Warner and in business from the l930s to l970s. The brooch dates to the l960s-70s.
One could certainly look at this vintage elephant as merely a figural pin. However, as the symbol of the Republican Party, this brooch can say a whole lot more in an elegant way. This glass encased elephant pin is very good vintage condition, showing limited wear including a few light scratches; the glass is bright and intact; the pin and clasp are strong and secure; the metal a bright gold tone. The glass has a patterned edge that catches the light.
It is a heavier piece and would be excellent on a coat or jacket. It is also on the larger size, measuring 1.75” in length, 1.5” in width, and a .5”depth. While the glass center is secure, it would have some minor movement if you were to run, jump, or shake it. From
Election Day to July 4th this elephant symbol of the Republican Party is perfect for those wanting to proclaim their affiliation with a little more presence. The pictures offer greater perspective on the condition and styling of this vintage Warner brooch. (Note: I have a red camera and on some pictures you can see its shadow; not metal discoloration).
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