Vintage De Mario floral brooch with gilded brass chain fringe and rhinestones in excellent vintage condition. A big and bold presence in a relatively moderate size package makes this one a very versatile brooch; one which lends itself well to use as a pendant on a chain too, with the use of a chain converter if your so inclined!
The chain fringe line by De Mario was some of his most popular and is still some of his most collectible! The piece is signed, De Mario N.Y,, on the back and the ' C ' clasp closure function properly it measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter, very versatile. A timeless addition to your accessories wardrobe which will add a striking stand-alone statement with lasting appeal!
Robert De Mario, the designer of this brooch is referred to as a disciple of Miriam Haskell in many reference books and although Haskell Jewelry denies that he ever worked for them, her influence on his construction & designs is undeniable. DeMario Jewelry (1945 – 1960) has never been plentiful in the market place and it is becoming more & more difficult to find pieces by this magnificent designer in good condition; it is always a coveted find for the collector and lover of fine quality costume jewelry alike!
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