Robert Levey, David Jaffe and Irving Landsman founded the Fashioncraft Jewelry Company, New York City, in 1942. The company changed its name to Robert Originals, Inc about 1960. Their designs have natural and floral motifs with the use of faux pearls, colored glass, crystal beads and high quality imported rhinestones. The mark used was "Original by Robert" 1942 - 1979 with a copyright symbol added after 1955.
This Fantastic brooch has a very classic motif of interspersed hand-wired faux round and seed pearls and gold beads mixed among various sized prong-set pear and round diamond rhinestones; all mounted on elegant gold-tone filigree wreath and fan shaped findings. The brooch measures 3" in length, 2" in width and has a safety clasp mechanism. . Marked "Original by Robert" on artist pallet shaped cartouche. In excellent near mint condition. Lovely piece, reminiscent of early Haskell creations.
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