|1919/1920's Fashion Photograph.|
The clear enamel covering on these is a little thick so that is the first key to start thinking reproduction, Pierre Bex used rhinestones, this pin I believe has a kind of foil inside to give it a rhinestone look.
However, this style of pin was reproduced by french design company Pierre Bex in the 60s-80s and one or two other makers from the 80s-90s. With this in mind I contacted Pierre Bex who have stated it is not one of theirs. Probably an 80s remake. This illustrates the importance of research and knowing that Pierre Bex used original mold to reproduce these pins. His pins are collectible due to their quality and the fact they used the originals.
This is their description via their website-Pierre Bex
|All PIERRE BEX items were made in France from 1969 until the end of the 80'. |
Each piece is handmade in France from original stampings,
the jewellery is then silverplated with an antic finish, nickel free warranty,
and is then enamelled and set with crystal rhinestones.
|Antique Art Deco, circa 1920's pin. Sarara Vintage|
|Trumpet closure. Sarara Vintage.|