Vintage Castlecliff hand-blown swirling purple baroque glass earrings with tiny dark purple elements accented with rhinestone rhondel, all hand wired onto gilded brass, ala early Haskell style, every bit as lovely and in excellent vintage condition.
This magnificent display of glass and gilded brass from the gilded age is every bit the quality in construction and components as a Haskell, a Eugene or De Mario and they are in wonderful condition too! They are approximately 1 inches in diameter and slightly more than 1/2 inch proud. Each is signed, Castle Cliff, on their properly functioning clip backs. These are vintage displaying desirable age appropriate mellowing with light wear to the finish, nothing in my opinion that detracts from their stunning appeal (some might consider small signs of vintage use undesirable), I revel in a find like this as proof that affirms the age and authenticity of the pieces, they will receive a gentle professional hand cleaning, if needed, but no attempt will be made to cover up their vintage previous 50 to 80 beautiful years of life. Your questions about a specific item for sale in my shop are always welcome. A gorgeous, classic and striking stand-alone addition to any accessories collection; the perfect touch for so many occasions, seasons, events and ensembles now and for many seasons and ensembles to come!
Castlecliff's ad motto starting in 1945 until their end in 1970 was "The Talked about Jewelry" and almost every piece of their jewelry we have picked up makes us realize why. The company began life in 1937 as Castlemark and signed its creations briefly by the same name from 1941 until the name change to Castlecliff in 1945; finding some of those early scarce signed pieces can truly be a FIND! Their beautiful designs, use of fine components, excellent construction and execution; rank them among the finest jewelry companies the U.S.A. ever produced. Wonderful designers too; a name many of you will recognize, Larry Vrba, had his historical design beginnings there as a head designer. Fascinatingly beautiful and innovative pieces like this one remain in excellent condition after all these years due to their comment to quality; they are always on our hunt list for you! (K7436a)
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