Thanks to Kathy Flood's Warman's guide book (page 214, Fine & Costume Jewelry, 4th Edition), I now know this beauty is an unsigned Gem-Craft piece, designed by Gudrun! The exact same tree is in her book, valued at $50-$100.
The three-dimensional, narrow cone shape is enameled in bright green with an abstract design overlay of horizontally textured silver plate. The silver plated star is purposely uneven, jaunty and edgy. The forked tree trunk is textured like the modernist design topper. Six Swarovski crystals are multi-hued ornaments that adorn the body of this holiday arbor. A single clear crystal is in the center of the star.
This very unique and chic tree measures 3" inches tall X 1.25" inches at its widest point. Construction, quality and weight validate this is a designer piece of fine craftsmanship. It is in excellent condition, with only a small amount of silver plate loss on the pin back. Wow! A collector's dream!
Item ID: RL-3997
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