1940s Joseff of Hollywood Cancer Crab Zodiac Brooch
1940s Joseff of Hollywood Cancer Crab Zodiac Brooch
1940s Joseff of Hollywood Cancer Crab Zodiac Brooch
1940s Joseff of Hollywood Cancer Crab Zodiac Brooch
1940s Joseff of Hollywood Cancer Crab Zodiac Brooch
1940s Joseff of Hollywood Cancer Crab Zodiac Brooch
$225.00

Joseff of Hollywood

1940s Joseff of Hollywood Cancer Crab Zodiac Brooch

Very collectible Cancer (June 22 - July 22) zodiac sign brooch made by Joseff of Hollywood in the 1940s. It features a crab (the symbol for Cancer) rendered in 3D. It measures 2 1/8" in diameter and is signed, 'Joseff' on the back. The brooch is in good vintage condition with a patina wear to the finish indicative of its age. 

Joseff of Hollywood made a lot of the jewelry that was used in the Hollywood films of the 1930s and 1940s. The company was famous for developing a unique, coppery gold-colored matte metallic finish known as Russian gold. Russian gold minimized the problem of over -reflectivity when filming metallic jewelry under powerful, bright studio lights.