Jan Carlin NEW/OLD Bakelite Brooch, Crib Toy
New York Designer Jan Carlin was one of the foremost artists making jewelry from original 1930s Bakelite pieces. She made many lovely bracelets from Mah Jong pieces as well as brooches and other statement pieces.
Bakelite Crib Toys were very popular in the 1930s and 40s, and they became very collectable and wearable as pendants and brooches. Read more about them here on Decolish.com.
This quirky, colourful crib toy brooch is signed Jan Carlin on the back. It dates from around the 1990s.