Vintage Eskimo Inuit Fish Jelly Belly Brooch Pin Silver Tone Cabochon
Native Fisherman Fishing
Arctic Alaska
Traditional Parka
Dimensional Figural
Souvenir Tourist
Shiny Silvertone Metal
Blue Stone Center Insert
 
This is a vintage Eskimo Jelly Belly brooch or pin. It was most likely made as a souvenir brooch for visitors to Alaska. The man or woman is dressed in a parka and is holding a fish. It has a stone oval cabochon in green and blue that reminds me of the world map. I don’t know what the stone is made of. The stone cabochon is framed with a silvertone metal. The fish has a clear rhinestone eye. This is not signed and I’m not sure when it was made. It measures approximately 1 ½ inches tall and just over 1 inch wide.
 
This brooch is in great vintage condition as you can see by the enlarged photographs. There is a very tiny spot of glue on the brooch from when the cabochon was placed into the brooch. I did not try to remove it as I don’t want to damage the brooch. You don’t see it when wearing the brooch and it only really shows with magnification but I wanted to point it out, it looks to have always been there. The roll over clasp closure works fine. The pin portion does have a little wobble where the pin is attached because the opening is a little wider than the pin itself. Please look at the photos as they are part of the description and show the details better than I can describe.
 
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