Locations: Los Angeles
Dates of Operation: 1941 - 1947
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay



Vintage 1940's Ceramic Elzac Eskimo Smiling Face Brooch or Lapel Pin (no fur)
Current Price: $39.95
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ELZAC Victims of Fashion Brooch Face RARE Asian Open Eyes-Signed & Original Tag
Current Price: $91.26
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Vintage Elzac ? Victims of Fashion Head Good condition
Current Price: $9.95
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Elzac Style Pin Brooch
Current Price: $22.99
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Vintage jewelry Fish Brooch Pin Elzac Copper & Ceramic 3 inch collectible
Current Price: $24.99
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Vintage Elzac Male Monkey Brooch Pin Cigar
Current Price: $50.00
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Vintage Elzac Monkey Brooch Pin Victim of Fashion
Current Price: $110.00
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1940's ELZAC Carved BULL Wooden Brooch With Green Lucite Horns LARGE 3"x 5" ORIG
Current Price: $110.00
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VINTAGE ELZAC COPPER & CERAMIC TRIBAL MASK BROOCH PIN
Current Price: $24.99
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Vintage Elzac Cermaic Lucite Bird Brooch Pin Parrot TLC
Current Price: $30.00
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Rare c1942 Elzac Angel Face California Pottery & Lucite Large Brooch Pin, Vtg
Current Price: $195.00
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Rare 1940's Vintage Ceramic Eskimo Brooch Pin With Real Fur Attributed Elzac
Current Price: $60.00
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Vintage jewelry large Fish Brooch Pin Elzac Style Copper & Ceramic 3 inch Nice
Current Price: $29.99
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Unsigned Pine Green Ceramic Earrings set in Copper - Tribal Face by Elzac
Current Price: $44.88
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There are a couple of things that are interesting about the Elzac company, which produced various cute ceramic items similar to Rio Hondo and Copa de Oro in the 1940s. The first is that according to Chipman’s Encylcopedia and various sources on the internet, Zachary Zemby, one of the founders of Elzac went on to form the Mattel company. Elzac was formed by Elliott Handler and Zachary Zemby. Mattel was formed by Matt Matson and Elliott Handler. One company faded away before the 50s while the other became the powerhouse of the toy world that brought us Barbie - funny how those things happen.

The second interesting thing about Elzac is that while their specialty was ceramic figurines, pins, costume jewelry and giftware, they incorporated Lucite into their designs. While this isn’t a guarantee that a piece is Elzac, it’s often a good bet that if the ears or other appendages of a figurine are made of plastic, it might be an Elzac production. They also occasionally used other material in their figures, like feathers and paper.

Since I don’t collect these pieces at all, I’m going to point people to a really good gallery of Elzac and other related items. I believe that much of the time, Elzac items either sported paper / foil labels or they were unmarked.

There is quite a bit of crossover regarding the collectibility of these items - the jewelry crowd seems to have a good interest in the company’s items because they made quite a few pins and brooches. Their desirability is somewhat increased by the rather short time that the company was in operation. It appears that they folded after only six years of production. I don’t have an exact address for the location of the company, but they are said to have operated out of Los Angeles. If there are any Elzac collectors out there who could contribute a photo or two of their favorite pieces, I’d appreciate it since we do not collect them but I’d like for them to be represented here.

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