Robert Levey, Davis Jaffe and Irving Landsman founded the Fashioncraft Jewelry Company in 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 company closed in 1979. The "Original by Robert" mark was used from 1942 - 1979, with a copyright symbol added after 1955.
This wonderful classic, old world style, bar brooch is composed of sculptured scrolls and delicate engraving with an antique gold-tone finish and is adorned in the center with a faux oval opal. The brooch measures 2 7/8" in length, 7/8" in width and has a safety clasp mechanism. It is stamped "Original by Robert" within an artist pallet-shaped cartouche with copyright symbol. Great vintage condition.