Offered today for your collecting pleasure is an incredibly rare pair of signed Walter Lampl gold-filled pin/pendants fro the 1940's. These 1 1/2" wide flower shaped brooches or pendants, have brightly sparkling bezel-set faceted glass petals in pink and blue, and centers of tiny clear rhinestones. On the back, they are marked as gold-filled with the Lampl hallmark, and have both pin backs and hooks for hanging a chain. One is attached to a 15" long gold-filled chain, and the other is not, so perhaps the original owner wore one as a pendant and the other as a brooch. They are both in excellent condition with no wear or damage.
Walter Lampl's company had a motto-"Creators of the Unusual, As Usual", and these pins sure qualify! Walter Lampl was born in 1895 in New York City. In 1921, he opened his wholesale jewelry company and named it Walter Lampl. He became a very prominent jeweler. His early pieces are coveted by collectors due to their rarity. Lampl died suddenly at age 50, in 1945. The family continued the business until 1959.