SPECTACULAR SCHREINER NEW YORK
Sprawling Jeweled Branch Faceted Glass Heart Brooch
featuring a large open-back multi-faceted Pale Pink Glass Heart set in the center, surrounded by jeweled (rhinestone) branches
The rhinestones consist of navette and chaton shaped stones in shades of pinks, blues, some with aurora borealis coating. I had a lot of trouble photographing the multi-triangular facets in the heart stone, which is best seen in the main photo and side view photos.
There are a couple important factors to point out about this beauty that point to this being a special and rare find… First, Schreiner was said to have made very few pieces with Hearts, and second, this piece is from the Victorian influenced designs, with the flexible jeweled branches.
Carole Tanenbaum’s Schreiner book (pg 66) speaks of these wired branch designs:
“These sprawling wire designs show creative influence from pieces created during the Victorian era. Often featuring en tremblant or articulated components, today they are remarkably rare finds. Note: the jeweled branches can be carefully manipulated to change the shape of the design, c. 1950-60s"
You will be hard-pressed to find another like this one. Wonderful condition, with no issues to report.
Unsigned but Verified in Schreiner Files/100% Guaranteed (Schreiner Files show a signed variant color combo of this brooch)
Measures 3” x 3"
Rare SCHREINER NY Victorian Rhinestone Jeweled Branch Glass Heart Brooch Pin