Maybe this is the original 'Pin Ball Wizard'?! It's certainly a fabulous and highly unusual brooch from well-known US makers 'JJ' * Made in solid pewter, it depicts a fantastically-detailed wizard/mystical man holding aloft a crystal ball and looking skywards.
It's for sale through my shop on Etsy.
Please feel free to browse:www.etsy.com/uk/listing/207097…
Although vintage, the brooch is once again from "new old stock" meaning it has been stored and is therefore totally UNWORN and unused.
The brooch measures approx. 3 1/2" at the widest point and has a straight, strong secure working clasp on the back, where it also has the famous 'JJ' mark.
This really is a stunning, unusual and superb brooch - ideal for the collector and avid brooch wearer alike!
Thanks for looking!
* "JJ" is a registered trademark that stands for "Jonette Jewelry Company." Jonette Jewelry was a family-owned business that made collectible costume jewelry for over 60 years. JONETTE JEWELRY was founded by Abraham Lisker in East Providence, Rhode Island and was originally called the "Providence Jewelry Company."
The company changed its name to "Lisker & Lisker" when Abraham's brother Nathan joined him in the business. Production ceased temporarily during World War II. After the war, the company re-emerged as "Jonette Jewelry" in honor of Abraham and Nathan's parents -- "John" and "Etta."
In 1970, the company began marking its jewelry with the distinctive "JJ" trademark on all pieces. In 1986 they registered the popular "Artifacts" mark. Additionally, the company marketed a pewter line of animals of the American west under the "Santa Fe" mark.