A very elegant pair of vintage gold tone mounted rhinestone blue coloured curvy earrings. Both signed and patent number stamped on each. As the signature is in script they are post 1949!
The company used pot-metal, sterling silver and gold plated backings. Elsa Schiaparelli retired in 1954 with the Schiaparelli line discontinued around 1955. She sold the rights to her name and business in 1973, therefore, American manufacturers continued producing her designs up to 1974. Lydo Coppola (married name Toppo), in Paris, designed pieces for Schiaparelli early in her career. Schiaparelli early 1930s pieces were unsigned and are rarely ever seen today. In the late 1930s, jewelry pieces were signed "schiaparelli" in lower case block letters up until 1949 and "Schiaparelli" in script after 1949, and "Designed in Paris--Created in America" 1949. Elsa died in Paris in 1973. Her jewelry is highly sought after and very collectible.
EACH earring has been photographed up close !
Size : 3.8 cm. ( 1 1/2" ) x 1.7 cm. ( 0 43/64" ).
The pair weighs : 12 g.
Condition : excellent.
Pair of Schiaparelli vintage costume earrings, 1950s.