small antique wild bear pin made of syroco wood with textured body.
wood is a form of molded wood developed by Adolph Hostein of the Syracuse Ornamental Company that was developed in the 1890's'
the molds were carved by artisans.
The material is a combination of wood and casting compounds
which were then poured into a mold, giving the finished piece the look of being hand carved.
This an old pin with a lot of charm, relatively rare and a great collectible.
Condition: Excellent Vintage
1 1/2" x 1"
Cost: $35 -- Includes S/H