This fluttering Robért butterfly brooch is outstanding in every way: design, materials and workmanship.
The wings of the butterfly are made from iridescent shell - grey, pink and green on top, and with orange on the underside. The shell is held in fancy, decorated bezels; a smaller wing is textured and pierced. The metal used throughout is a warm, antiqued gold colour. Prong-set clear rhinestones and a faux pearl accent the body of the butterfly. This app. 2.5 x 1.5 inch pin is marked Original by Robért, with a copyright symbol, on a palette-shaped plaque. This brooch is in excellent vintage condition.
Robert Levy, one of the three founders of The Fashioncraft Jewelry Co. in 1942, is the Robert referred to in the company's later name, Robert Originals Inc. According to Judith Miller, the trademark "Original by Robért" was used from 1942-1979, when the company ceased operations. Robert jewellery has many of the same qualities found in Miriam Haskell designs, and it is a very collectible name.
You will receive this lovely brooch in a gift box.