Delicate and Feminine, Leo Glass necklace and bracelet, circ 1940's. Necklace is 14" in circumference,, with a centerpiece 3" x 1", Signed on the clasp. Bracelet is 7" x 1" with a secure push in clasp and safety chain. Bracelet is not signed. Excellent Condition
Leo Glass founded the company bearing his name in 1928 after working for Lisner for 10 years. His business, which both manufactured and imported costume jewelry, introduced its first collections in 1929.
Along with Ann Glass and Beatrice Glass, the founder of the company also designed jewelry for the firm. David Mir, more well known for designing several remarkable Trifari pieces, also sketched for Leo Glass in 1941. Mir’s seahorse brooch for Leo Glass is considered to be a masterpiece among costume jewelry enthusiasts.
From the first production through the early 1940s, the jewelry made by this company was of very high quality and unique in styling. These are the pieces that command the highest prices today. Most of these were marked Leo Glass in script lettering.