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Marjolein Bastin MB vintage costume jewelry

Marjolein Bastin MB vintage costume jewelry

Christmas theme bunny in the snow forest framed brooch with dangling bird, pinecone and holly leaf. Marjolein Bastin MB vintage costume jewelry

Marjolein Bastin MB vintage costume jewelry
The Dutch artist, writer and jewelry designer Marjolein Bastin (b. 1943) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (Arnhem, Netherlands). In 1974, the young artist began working with the Dutch women’s magazine Libelle, with which she continues to work until now. In parallel, she was engaged in writing.
Since the early 1990s, Marjolein began working with several American companies, including Hallmark, which produces postcards, stationery, calendars, souvenirs and jewelry. So, from the beginning of the 1990s, alongside with illustrations and drawings the artist began creating jewelry designs. These designs included an incredible amount of small details – flowers, insects, birds, butterflies and entire sets of the gardener. The ability to notice and carefully depict the smallest details of each plot is precisely the corporate identity of Bastin.
Hallmark artist Bastin created her jewelry pieces for 10 years, mostly in the 1990s. Now these decorations are vintage and highly collectible. Traditionally, they have two markings “Bastin” and the year of manufacture on the back side of decoration, and two letters MB, often on the front side.

Artist's Hat with bruches and bird brooch pin. Silver tone pewter

Artist’s Hat with bruches and bird brooch pin. Silver tone pewter

Signature

Signature

Marjolein Bastin MB vintage costume jewelry

Bee on Flower brooch pin. Pewter

Bee on Flower brooch pin. Pewter

Bird house brooch pin. Gold tone metal, pewter. 1999

Bird house brooch pin. Gold tone metal, pewter. 1999

Bird nest Duette clips, scarf pins

Bird nest Duette clips, scarf pins

Blue butterfly brooch pin. Silver tone metal, handpainted

Blue butterfly brooch pin. Silver tone metal, handpainted

Easter rabbit oval shaped brooch with charms. 1999

Easter rabbit oval shaped brooch with charms. 1999

Gardener vintage brooch with a shovel, dangling scissors, pot and hand shovel. Pewter

Gardener vintage brooch with a shovel, dangling scissors, pot and hand shovel. Pewter

Ladybug on Leaf pin. Pewter

Ladybug on Leaf pin. Pewter

Pencil with gold plated ladybug and dangle button, paper clip and envelope brooch pin. Silver tone pewter

Pencil with gold plated ladybug and dangle button, paper clip and envelope brooch pin. Silver tone pewter

Red Cardinal key ring pendant. Silver tone pewter, plastic, print. 1990s

Red Cardinal key ring pendant. Silver tone pewter, plastic, print. 1990s

Signed on the front Watering Can Lapel Pin

Signed on the front Watering Can Lapel Pin

Snowman in frame holding wreath brooch with dangling pine cone, a cardinal, and a holly leaf. Silvertone pewter, resin. 1999

Snowman in frame holding wreath brooch with dangling pine cone, a cardinal, and a holly leaf. Silvertone pewter, resin. 1999

Sparrows on a feeder vintage brooch. Pewter. 5,8 cm. 1990s

Sparrows on a feeder vintage brooch. Pewter. 5,8 cm. 1990s

Watering can with brush handles. Silver and gold tone pewter. 1999

Watering can with brush handles. Silver and gold tone pewter. 1999