The centerpiece of both the brooch and the earrings is a large pink and white swirled art glass tear drop which is surrounded by rhinestones in a gold plated setting. The earrings are clearly marked Schreiner of New York but the matching brooch is unsigned. Not that unusual for every piece in a set not to be signed. The brooch has all the rest of the characteristics of Schreiner such as open backs, cupcake settings and multi layers. The art glass stone is the first I have seen in a Schreiner piece but I have always been a big fan of the Regency pieces that use the same type of glass teardrop.
Size: Brooch: 2.25 x 1.75 inches; Earrings: 1.25 inches; Condition: Very Good; Circa: 1960s
Evolving from a blacksmith to buckle fabricator and then finally to costume jeweler, Henry Schreiner is responsible for designing some of the most intricate and uniquely colorful costume pieces. His work often appeared on the cover of Vogue in the 1950s. The Schreiner of New York brand continued after Henry's death in 1954 with his daughter and son-in-law until the late 1970s. Schreiner pieces are coveted by collectors.
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