1953 Hattie Carnegie Bakelite Rooster Pin
Rare whimsical 1953 Hattie Carnegie figural rooster in antique gold-tone base metal with molded and carved red, black and yellow lucite insets for head, tail feathers, and body feathers. Signed Hattie Carnegie on an applied oval plaque on reverse. [See "20th Century Fashionable Plastic Jewelry, 2003 Edition" by Lillian Baker, p. 93.] [Ms. Baker describes the insets as Bakelite. No matter how much testing I do, I cannot justify calling them Bakelite and so have described them as lucite. This is an authentic original piece.] width: 2-3/4", height: 3-1/8".