This melon brooch is pretty enough to eat - but don't. Approx. Size: 1.25" x 2.75";(3 x 7 cm) Condition: Very Good. No dead stones Mark/Label: Givenchy Paris New York One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.
A large slice of juicy melon in lucite acrylic.
Gold plated metal.
Sparkling diamante crystal seeds give this brooch a very witty style.
Hubert de Givenchy was one of the most important fashion designers of the 20th Century. He founded his fashion house in 1952 and dressed some of the most important women of the day. Audrey Hepburn was his most famous muse. He trained with the iconic designers Jacques Fath, Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, and Elsa Schiaparelli.
The House of Givenchy was split in 1981, with the perfume line going to Veuve Clicquot, while the fashion branch was acquired by LVMH in 1989. LVMH eventually acquired the perfume business as well. Givenchy retired in 1995 and passed in 2018 at age 91. Subsequent designers for the house include John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Riccardo Tisci and the current head of design Claire Waight Keller.
Reproduction of the brooch Kenneth Jay Lane (KJL) designed for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 1970s.
Marquis crystals in silver collets surround a massive emerald cut crystal.
Crystals are gold foiled and open set for maximum sparkle.
This version was made in the 1990s.
Kenneth Jay Lane is one of the most successful costume jewelers of all time. He got his start designing shoes for Delman and Christian Dior, using his free time to create jewelry. By the late 60s, he had opened his own design house. Lane has designed jewelry all across the price spectrum from unique designs for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Avon; from Bergdorf Goodman to QVC. His jewelry is known for it's high quality and incredible style range from classic pearls and gold metal door knocker earrings to ethnic tribal pieces and even over-the-top rococo and baroque designs. KJL has designed for many companies over the past 50 years and the age of his pieces can be determined by the mark. Every woman should have at least one piece of KJL in her collection.
Collector's item from a famed San Francisco jewelry designer.
Approx. Size: 2.25" x 1.25".
Condition: Very good.
Mark/Label: Sterling 929, HF.
Only one - Get it before it's gone.
Large surrealist brooch in the shape of an eye. Large pink tourmaline center, 18 old mine cut man-made rounds surround the center in a gild mount on sterling silver. Each stone has in a modernist gold setting. Small gold gilt balls at each corner of the round stones. Gilt rope braiding around center create an eyeliner look. Six more gilt balls at the top create an eyebrow. The design of this brooch reminds us of Dali.
Harry Fireside was a renown jewelry designer based in San Francisco. He started with jewelry as a hobby in the 1970s and by the 1980s was known for jade, pearls and tourmaline jewelry. His designs were influenced by his love of Asia, a love that developed, he was quoted because he grew up near Chinatown. Fireside pieces are truly one of a kind and are considered works of art as well as jewelry.
Highly detailed calla lily with rhinestone encrusted stamen.
Large statement size.
Gold metal stem with textured gold metal leaves.
Absolutely beautiful mid-century brooch.
This purchase benefits the Atlanta Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) https://ncjwatlanta.org.
Marcel Boucher started his one costume jewelry company in 1937 after stints at Cartier and Mazer Brothers. Born in Paris, he moved with Cartier to New York City. Boucher was known for his bold designs of animals, plants and people as well as his enamel work. He married late in life to his former assistant, Sandra, who ran the company after his death in 1964 through 1972. Boucher used many different marks which can help date the pieces. “MB Sterling” - 1942 and 1944. From 1944 and 1949 pieces may have a Phrygian cap above his initials. After 1944, pieces may have either of the following marks - “Marcel Boucher” or “Boucher.” If the piece has the copyright symbol it is after 1955. Serial number dating may be found here.
Interesting combination of pink and clear rhinestones on this vintage brooch. Approx. Size: 3" x 2.5" (7.5 x 4 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: None One of a Kind Vintage item. Get it before it’s gone
Stunning stork brooch loaded with round pink and blush rhinestones and large sparkling baguettes.
The elegant neck and legs sport round clear stones.
Wonderfully detailed design with a bird just landing pose. Silver pot metal back.
Proceeds from this sale benefit the work of the National Jewish Women's Council, Approx. Size: 2" x 1" . (5 x 2.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Catherine Popesco One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
Add a bit of romance to your day with this pretty brooch by Catherine Popesco. Large bow in glittery burgundy enamel framed in gold metal and rhinestone. Art Nouveau style. Silver metal back. Proceeds from this sale benefit the work of the National Jewish Women's Council, http://www.ncjw.org/ . #CNJ-JB
Catherine Popesco is a native of Paris, France, the city which inspires her jewelry collection to this day. She uses original molds, stampings, tools and dies designed by artisans of Frances golden era, Le Bella Epoch, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras. With her vivid imagination and the City of lights as her inspiration, Catherine has been instrumental in bringing these historical designs from the dusty basements of Paris to the light of the modern world. Earlier pieces such as this one were made in France. Her current collection is designed and manufactured in France, and assembled in the USA.
Classic mid-century design from Napier. Approx. Size: Brooch 2" diameter (5 cm); clip earrings 1" diameter (2.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Napier Patent Pending on earrings. One of a kind vintage - Get it before it's gone.
Vintage 1950s brooch and earrings set from Napier.
Large gold metal and faux pearl brooch with matching ear clips.
The caged pearl design a classic mid-century design at it's best.
The patent pending mark indicates that these were made before 1959.
This swirl design is a classic style from Bergere Approx. Size: Brooch 2" diameter (5 cm); clip earrings 1.75" diameter (4.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Bergere on earrings One of a kind vintage - Get it before it's gone.
Vintage 1950s brooch and earrings set from Bergere.
Large gold metal and faux pearl brooch with matching clip earrings.
This swirl design is a classic Bergere design.
Mid-century sophistication at it's best.
Bergère was founded in 1940 by Herbert Pohs in New York City. The company was active until 1979. Known for quality costume jewelry that looked “real”.
A rare and lovely De Mario brooch in seed pearls and antique gold. Approx. Size: Diameter 3" (7.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: De Mario NY Vintage item - Get it before it’s gone
Intricate seed pearl and rhinestone brooch by De Mario. Upper corner features a decorated antique gold metal butterfly. Opposite bottom is a lovely flower in pink and blue pearls. Brooch is further adorned with antique gold leaves of various sizes each topped with a sparkling clear rhinestone. The this piece is a great example of the designs that for which DeMario was known - Seed pearls and intricate leaves.
De Mario was started by Robert Demario in 1945 in New York. Many sources claim he worked for Miriam Haskell but this is not documented. The intricacy of his work is definitely similar to Haskell pieces. Rebert De Mario retired and closed his business in 1965.
Is he landing on the brick wall or is he just about to take off?
Approx. Size: 2" x 3.75" (5 x 9.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: None One of a kind - Get it before it's gone
Only you can decide with this fun and blingy cat brooch. Vintage cat brooch with round prong-set rhinestones. Shiny silver metal setting. Tail is articulated for movement. Nice size for maximum impact.
This authentic 1930s art deco brooch is absolutely stunning. Approx. Size: 2.5" x 1.5" (6.25 x 3.81 cm) Condition: Very Good. No dead stones Mark/Label: Star in a Circle, Made in USA. These marks are attributed to Fred Gray One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.
Rectangular brooch loaded with sparkling rhinestones in a floral and leaf pattern.
Backing pot metal.
Nice size for dresses, jackets, coats or even handbags.
We have not found much information on this company. We do know that Gray was a designer for Coro before starting his own company in the 1930s.
This Victorian revival brooch from Coco is breathtaking in its detail. Approx. Size: 2" x 1.75" (5 x 4.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Coro, design patent # 121349 One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
Oval black glass vintage cameo from Coro set in a gold metal rectangular "picture frame" setting.
Small ring of pearl beading around the outside of the cameo.
Wear as a brooch or hang from your favorite strand of pearls.
Beautiful open-work design. Approx. Size: 3" long x 2.5" (7.5 x 6.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Crown symbol. Researching mark. Possibly Premiere Designs. One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
Stunning black and white brooch in the style of a Victorian mourning brooch.
Large oval brooch hangs from a highly detailed bar pin with a coordinating flower cameo.
Highly detailed openwork antique gold metal setting.