Vintage Charles Horner faux marcasite brooch. Finished in chrome, these pressed metal brooches were produced in England by the famous Charles Horner company and were one of their fancy lines of costume jewellery in the late 1940's through the 1950's and into the 1960's. Becoming increasingly hard to find and costume jewellery collectors love them. They are light in weight so are incredibly easy to wear on any fabric. The Company produced birds, animals, ships, people, turtles, penguins and many other quirky designs.