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



Vintage 1940's Elzac Copper with Turquoise Color Ceramic Face Earrings
Current Price: $18.95
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ELZAC "VICTIM OF FASHION" LADYHEAD BROOCH circa WW11
Current Price: $49.00
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Elzac Tribal Face Mask Pin Ceramic Lucite Turban
Current Price: $50.00
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BIG COLLECTION of VINTAGE WOOD - WOODEN ELZAC BAKELITE PINS NECKLACE & BRACELETS
Current Price: $250.00
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Vintage ELZAC Donkey Ceramic Lucite Brooch, 1940s Huge Animal Figural Pin
Current Price: $95.00
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Wonderful Elzac (?) Ceramic African Woman w/Turban ca 1940s Deco
Current Price: $9.99
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Unique VTG Elzac Style ARTISAN CLAY CERAMIC Enamel Woman's Face Brooch KK405e
Current Price: $48.99
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VINTAGE ELZAC DONALD DORMOUSE CERAMIC & 22K YELLOW GOLD PERFUME PIN BROOCH
Current Price: $69.99
Current Bids: 0
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ELZAC "VICTIM OF FASHION" LADYHEAD BROOCH circa WW11
Current Price: $49.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 11h 18m



Rare c1942 Elzac Angel Face California Pottery & Lucite Large Brooch Pin, Vtg
Current Price: $225.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 12h 16m



Vintage Mexico Sterling Elzac style tribal mask screw back earrings - onyx?
Current Price: $20.00
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ELZAC VICTIM OF FASHION Porcelain Face Red Lucite Headdress Vintage Pin
Current Price: $11.00
Current Bids: 2
Ends in: 5d 14h 39m



RARE ELZAC OF CALIFORNIA CERAMIC AND LUCITE RABBIT PIN 40s
Current Price: $45.00
Current Bids: 0
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VINTAGE 1940s ELZAC LADY HEAD woman FACE brooch pin Ceramic Victim of fashion
Current Price: $92.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 7d 5h 14m


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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