Vintage Hattie Carnegie figural rooster designed by Kenneth Jay Lane. This is one special piece being both a necklace pendant and brooch. This item has the hallmark and design that date it to the mid to late 1950s and early 1960s when Kenneth Jay Lane was working with Hattie Carnegie. This rooster is a K.J.L. design made with a chain of gold tone metal which has two cylinder shaped baroque faux pearls on each side. The chain loops through the pendant bail attached to a spectacular center pendant. This rooster brooch pendant is made up of a gold tone metal foundation which is accented by a white plastic piece for the rooster crown. The head is made up of white enamel for the face and a small round green glass inlay for the rooster's eye. The center body is made up of a baroque faux pearl as well as the perch the rooster stands on. The tail feathers are large and made up of white enamel with green glass inlay accents. From the perch dangles a large tear shaped baroque faux pearl and the back has a pendant bail for the necklace chain as well as a pin and locking "C" clasp. The backside is also signed "Hattie Carnegie" within an oval cartouche and the entire piece measures around 14" when worn. The chain measures 19" long and the rooster pendant/brooch is 4 1/2" long by 2 1/4" wide. This piece has no damage having no enamel wear or missing parts at all. A fabulous enameled baroque faux pearl rooster pendant and brooch with chain.
Item ID: 2189- H.C. Rooster Necklace