The fur is real and no, I don't wear it. It belonged to my mother and besides, how else could I use that incredibly fabulous Art Deco clip? It's actually a dress clip but let's not quibble. Here's a clip close-up:There is a pin in the Warman's book that, other than having 4 flowers on the top row instead of 2, is exactly like this, other than being a pin. The clip mechanism on the back has some beautiful engraved scrollwork and the metal is very obviously pot metal. The pin in the book: valued at $165.
I saw the pin last weekend but went back and bought it this weekend. Here are a few other estate sale goodies:
Handpainted porcelain lemon dish signed "N. Tolbert"--can't find anything regarding this Tolbert person, think he/she may have been the former resident of the "estate".
Set of four thickly gold-encrusted tumblers with carrier. I think the outer holders are for napkins?Porcelain cake plate marked "Decor Meissner Streublumen". This is a beautiful piece.