The reason I love these old love birds is because they have been worn and loved!
I would never restore this piece by touching up the enamels, because these enamels were precision air brushed, or spray painted in peachy pink, pearl, and silver blue, all bleeding together. For an old brooch such as this, it is nicer to show the true age and endurance of the birds.
This large bird pin is light weight metal. It is not pot metal, but rather old type of machine stamped metal from a mold. There are many specks where the enamel is chipped and worn mainly on the birds wings and on the large birds head and chest. The branches are also a little worn in the middle areas from handling.
This is a nice large pin measuring 2 1/2" tall x 2" wide. The back has the original bar and hinge, and the bar has some light rust. The pin does not have a safety clasp or closure and it never did - it is just how this pin was made. The back is finished in matt white enamel that has wear as well.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.