Enormous Maltese cross brooch features large, imitation pearl accents on a striking, gold plated setting. It is signed on the reverse as shown, on the typical-palette shaped cartouche.
The imitation pearls are bezel-set and the nacre is in great shape. Overall condition is fine with no issues. This measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter and is very dramatic in person.
A note about the company: Fashioncraft Jewelry Company was founded in NYC by Robert Levy, David Jaffe, and Irving Landsman. The company was noted for their excellent enameling. Sometime around 1960, the name was changed to Robert Originals, Inc. The company was in business from 1942-1979; the name was changed to Ellen Designs for Robert Originals and then in 1984, the company became Ellen Originals. (Ellen is the daughter of Dave Jaffee and joined the company in 1979).