Joseff of Hollywood Ebony 'Headhunter' African Face Mask with Golden Earrings Pin
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Joseff of Hollywood Ebony 'Headhunter' African Face Mask with Golden Earrings Pin
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Description: gold plated base metal, faux ebony (moulded tenite)
Marked: Joseff Hollywood (on plaque)
Reference: Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry, pp. 295, 296, pictured and described, rated 5 stars, designer Eugene Joseff, dated 1938, with name from Womens Wear Daily 15 April 1938; part of Joseff's first commercial production. Brunialti identifies the plastic as Tenite, introduced by Eastman Co in 1929, patented 1934 (and still in wide use). Ball, Jewelry of the Stars, p. 142. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1, p. 225.
Condition: Excellent
Size: Head 1.85" x 2.25" x 0.85" proud; overall including earrings 2.45" x 4"
Price: US$1275
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