Classical lyre figural earrings by Karu are the ancient Greek string harp instruments as they were depicted in mythical lore, covered with layers of flowers, ivy and clusters of grapes and then preserved with shiny rhodium plating being offered for your consideration. The earrings are in very good to excellent vintage condition.
Karu, Karu Fifth Ave, Karu Arke Inc were the trademark names given to the imaginative and high quality crafted lines of jewelry produced by Kaufman & Ruderman of New York. They were in business from 1940 into the 1970’s with the Karu Arke Inc. line name used starting in approximately 1954. As a side note famed comedian Andy Kaufman was the son of founder Mark Kaufman. Pieces of it are fairly scarce in the market place today and always a joy to find and offer to you!
These earrings are extremely detailed and formed of layers of separate components giving them areas for more shadows, creating more depth that could not otherwise be achieved. Their very shiny surface and the shadows play with the intricate detailing of the earrings to make it all very visually appealing! These measure 1 1/4 inches long, 13/16 inch wide and 1/4 inch proud. The clip backs are both signed, Karu in script, on their properly functioning clips. The rhodium plate was buffed on both clips to allow stamping of the signature leaving the area around the signature not as shiny as the rest of clip; this has no effect on the function or outward visual appearance of the earrings. The earrings are additional stamped on the back side on each clip, Pat.1967965 for design of the clip by Eugene Morehouse issued on July 24, 1934. There is also a duller circular area where it appears a previous owner's earring comfort pad on the base had been placed and removed ( where the clip would contact the base ), none is visible while being worn. The earrings were comfortable for me to wear without a pad, but personal preferences may be different and fresh pads are available at your local drug or cosmetic counter. Other than the above mentioned areas these display only desirable age appropriate mellowing and light wear to the finish nothing that detracts from their stunning appeal only that that affirms their age and authenticity. These are stunning when worn and can be worn with almost anything in your wardrobe, so keep them handy they are destined to become a staple! (H048b)
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Note: Ladies who have pierced ears should consider yourselves blessed, for you may wear all styles of earrings; clip, screw back and pierced!
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