Cute Art Deco marcasite and sterling silver cheeky monkey brooch. This monkey is playing tennis- but not very well as he is about to get a tennis ball in the head!
Marcasite was a jewellery trend that started in the 1920's in Germany, the stones were made from iron pyrite, faceted like gemstones, and, hand set into so many unique pieces.
The original marcasite pieces were extremely good quality. The motifs and subject matter of these jewels were often quirky and memorable. This was accessorising Art Deco style!
Like this cheeky monkey. So cute. Pin him on your favourite jacket or give him to someone special as a sweet, funny gift.
The marcasite monkey is around 5 cm long.
Art Deco Circa 1930; English in origin, in excellent condition!