Vintage famous Castlecliff Mayan warrior/god necklace is being offered for your consideration. The necklace is in excellent vintage condition. If you ever have the chance to hear Larry Vrba speak and tell the story of how he discovered these wonderful figures for this famous line of jewelry don't miss it, he is a wonderful speaker, as well as, jewelry designer... the figures are Mayan in origin and are from his time as head designer at CastleCliff.
This pendant is signed on the back in a rectangular cartouche, Castlecliff. The chain portion has a simple properly functioning spring ring closure and the necklace measures 18 inches long with an additional 4 1/2 inch long by 3 inch wide pendant drop ( including the dangles ). These displays desirable age appropriate mellowing with light wear to the finish, nothing in my opinion which detracts from its 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 piece or pieces, they will receive a gentle professional hand cleaning, if needed, but no attempt will be made to cover up their vintage previous 50 beautiful years of life. Your questions about a specific item for sale in my shop are always welcome. A fabulous addition to any wardrobe accessories collection for wear or display with your finest!
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 ever picked up makes us realize this to be true. 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. has ever produced. Wonderful designers too; a name many of you will recognize, like Larry Vrba, had his historical design beginnings there as a head designer. Fascinating, beautiful and innovative pieces like this one remain in excellent condition after all these years and they are always on our hunt list. (L7144)
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