Lovely c. 1947 Reja Black Americana or Blackamoor Ladies Dress Gold Plated Pin, Brooch with enamel face and hands, lots of rhinestones and heart shaped cabachon faux pearl. This is a very kitschy pin with elaborate details. The Black American woman has a pearl heart for her dress accented by rhinestones and is wearing a crown of sorts, on which she is carrying a basket of fruit (her crown and basket are also accented with stones.) Her sleeves are open metal work and her earrings actually dangle and move about. The pin is signed is REJA on the back. A great piece for the collector and a fun piece to wear. She has a male companion as well as the Africana Witch Doctor series of 1946 and the Reja Swordsman with similar pearl Heart.
CONDITION: The overall condition is great. There is no damage or repairs. There is one rhinestone missing on the bottom but I only noticed it with a l0x loop when I also noticed there is a little black enamel missing from his nose
SIZE: An overall height of 2 1/4 inches 1 1/2 inches wide.
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