Weiss Signed Exotic Black Japanned Art Glass Bead Vintage Brooch Pin
$68.00 Absolutely Stunning multi layered blue rhinestones and blue art glass beads on black brooch pin. Each rhinestone is prong set in a Japanned setting making it most unusual & extremely eye catching with the dangling glass beads for movement... these drop beads were also used by Schreiner.... D&E did make jewelry for Albert Weiss and Schreiner....The teardrop beads are glass not painted plastic...Measuring a substantial 1-3/8" in diameter, it is signed "Weiss" and I have one earring I will send for use if you lose a stone. Excellent Condition!
Before Albert Weiss founded his own costume-jewelry company in 1942, he learned the tricks of the trade as a designer for Coro in the 1930s. Weiss excelled at floral and figural brooches and earrings—the company also made numerous styles of bracelets and necklaces. Although Weiss would never get as big as Coro and ceased operations altogether in 1971, business was good enough in the 1950s and ’60s that the company had to contract with Hollycraft to fill its orders.
Weiss is perhaps best known for its use of smoky rhinestones. The company was also one of the first to use Swarovski’s poly chromatic aurora borealis crystals, which were created with Dior in the 1950s. Earrings and pins in its Skyline brand are comparable to those in the Eisenberg Ice line.
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