Stunning figural imagery design peacock pin, signed ART. Very 3D design with blue and orange enameling, and very sparkling Crystal clear faceted rhinestones, all over gold-tone metal findings. Great vintage condition (couple enameling dents discoloration/ minimal), all original, all looks authentic, its all intact, functional, clean and ready to wear. c.1950s. Approx. measurements: 1 3/4"w. Fabulous designer vintage gift! Highly collectible rare piece!
talkingfashion: ART trademark was used in business from the late 1940's to the late 1960s. They offered a broad range of designs that can be likened to Florenza and Hollycraft and often resembles the Victorian and Renaissance Revival jewelry. Their pieces are of quality and combine fine filigree or stamped metalwork with colored rhinestones. While flower, fruit, and leaf motifs are most prevalent, figural imagery_especially animal subjects_was also employed. Characteristic materials and techniques include fine filigree metalwork, enameling, carved or molded polychrome plastics, and rhinestones_ the latter often uniquely colored and pave-set in eye-catching clusters. Usually marked and displaying middle to high-end standards of craftsmanship, Art jewelry is increasingly sought-after and prices have been rising accordingly.