In keeping with what was happening in the jewelry world in the mid to late 1960s, Ruth Roach created this "tongue in cheek" badge pin with a lithographed cameo and a small crown pin with crossed axe and gavel and the word "Mom" in red; brooch, itself, is sterling silver, approximately 3-1/8" x 3"; marked on reverse: "ROACH, STERLING;" fine condition.

Ruth Roach and Christian Schmidt were friends and parallels can sometimes be seen when comparing their work.  You may wish to read about Christian Schmidt's "Badge of Honor," in my book Form & Function, American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970  on page 76.

$950.00 (item #RR001)