It is ALWAYS a delight to find sterling silver Pennino pieces, and this circa 1940’s to early 1950’s set has the superb quality the company was known for. Swirling bow shapes are studded with clear rhinestones and accented with aqua & clear flowers. Gorgeous!
Condition: Excellent, with minor tarnishing
Measurements: Brooch, 2.25 by 2.25 (5.7 by 5.7 cm); earrings, 1 by .75 inches (2.5 by 2 cm)
Marks: Brooch, Pennino Sterling; Earrings, Sterling Pennino Pat. Pend.
References: Julia C. Carroll says, in her wonderful Costume Jewelry 101 (p. 225, 2004, Collector Books), “Pennino jewelry is scarce today…Any good condition Pennino piece is a solid investment….” She adds, “Especially look for jewelry marked ‘Pennino sterling,’ because the sterling designs command a higher price than other Pennino jewelry.”
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Pennino Sterling Rhinestone Brooch & Earrings