A gold electroplated brooch made by Dan Kasoff the founder of Florenza jewelry. The pin is in the shape of a hobo or tramp with his worldly goods suspended from a stick over his shoulder.
The gold work is heavily textured and his clothing is patched with rectangles of jewel-toned enamel or cloisonné. He has a muffler slung around his neck and a top hat. His face is an emerald green glass cabochon and his pack is a sapphire blue faceted teardrop glass stone.
The pin is 2.5 tall by 1.7 inches and in excellent condition. It has a safety clasp on the back. The safety clasp appears to be loose but holds when fastened and was secure when I fastened it to my shirt.
Dan Kasoff began designing and producing jewelry in the early 1930s using the name Kaywin Novelty. He was based in New York City. In the late 1940s he changed the company name to Florenza named for his wife. Beginning around 1949-50 jewelry was marked only Florenza. In 1955 the copyright mark was added after Florenza. This brooch has the copyright mark meaning it was made between 1955 and 1981 when the company ceased operations.
All Florenza jewelry is ornately designed. The attention to detail in this brooch is amazing. Each part of the gold work has a different texture. The stones are prong set and the enameling is neatly framed.