I have a large collection of vintage brooches, bought over the years at the flea market. Nothing really valuable, but I really enjoy wearing them and looking at them and sorting them :).
I have a large selection of birds:
This one is horn, I think, or some other organic material. I bought it by mistake, because I really don’t like to have something that used to belong to an animal, no matter how old or pretty it is. But now, I have it, although I never wear it. It’s the same thing with the edelweiss one from the next photo, which is bone, but I have bought it hoping it is bakelite, in times when I wasn’t quite sure how bakelite should look like.
But these are bakelite and celluloid and reverse carved lucite.
This big and heavy one is also lucite, I think, mounted on brass and copying amber.
And some “landscape” ones:
This one is silver and hallmarked with the signature of Hans Julius R. Larsen, a mid century artist from Denmark.
This sweet soviet one reminds me so much of my childhood. And the pencils and brush used to belong to me as a child.
Linking up with Thriftasaurus and Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Party.