This Pennino brooch has both a gold plate and rhodium silver tone setting that is just beautiful! The flowers are in the gold tone; in the center of each grouping of petals we have lovely light blue beautifully faceted crystals surrounding a central clear stone. The branches and leaves are rhodium plated. The branches are embedded with clear baguettes, and there is a little blue bouquet spray off to the side which shows the design genius of Pennino! The brooch measures 3 1/4" long by 1 1/4" wide. It is marked Pennino and has a stone setter's mark of 1092. It is in perfect condition.
The Pennino Brothers used only the highest quality stones and materials, and their workmanship is always superb. Pennino jewelry first began in 1908, but the brothers formally begin the Pennino Brothers company in 1926, in New York. Their factory was located on East 49th St. and sales office on 47th Street. Otto was the jewelry designer, with Frank the jeweler and master craftsman. Jack was the salesman and handled all relationships with their major accounts with many high end department and jewelry stores. They closed their business in 1966 due to ailing health of the brothers. At that time, they destroyed all of their jewelry molds, wishing their reputation to remain pure. Pennino jewelry is some of the finest costume jewelry made and is extremely collectible.
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