Joseff of Hollywood Ivory 'Headhunter' African Face Mask with Golden Earrings Pin
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Joseff of Hollywood Ivory 'Headhunter' African Face Mask with Golden Earrings Pin
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Description: gold plated base metal, faux ivory (moulded tenite)
Marked: Joseff Hollywood (on plaque)
Reference: Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1, p. 225, 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
Condition: Excellent - slight crazing around nose and (his) right eye
Size: Head 1.85" x 2.25" x 0.85" proud; overall including earrings 2.45" x 4"
Price: US$865
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