This is the abstract enamel comedy theater mask brooch you never imagined you would find! It is a meeting of design between abstract modernism and arts and crafts construction. No doubt, when this piece was first created, there was a companion piece to represent tragedy. Since only one has survived, it’s my pleasure to offer you the gift of laughter!
Sock and Buskin theater masks are the ancient symbols of comedy and tragedy. In Greek theater, actors in tragic roles wore a boot called a buskin as a sign of their higher status; Comedic actors wore a thin-soled shoe called a sock.
This abstract enamel comedy mask is white enamel on a solid copper silhouette. The blue enamel accents had to be fired separately before being added to the pin in a second firing. The design measures 30 mm from top to bottom and 25 mm across the cheek bones. That translates to approximately 1.25 inches tall by 1 inch wide. It weighs 6 grams overall. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many sock and buskin designs available in my shop! If you feel more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this modernist mask is listed in my shop there as well.