Harry Iskin 40's Gold Filled Floral Pin
This is an interesting floral gold filled pin with a center aquamarine quartz stone. The coloring is yellow gold with rose gold accents. Signed on the back in a round cartouche with "H" and and "I" on it and marked 1/20 10K.
1.70" x 2.18"; weighing 11.6 grams
Harry Iskin was born in London, England on September 30, 1886. He immigrated to the United States and became a U.S. citizen in 1908 at the age of twenty two. In 1930 his occupation was a manufacturer of wholesale jewelry.
In 1936 he moved to more spacious quarters in Philadelphia to accommodate his growing business. In 1938 he rented additional "business quarters" on the west side of Manhattan (NYC) as Iskin Manufacturing Company. The December 28, 1953 issue of the New York Times classifieds listed an auction notice. It was for a "Receiver's Sale in Bankruptcy in the matter of Iskin Manufacturing, Company, Inc. All stock, supplies, machinery, and equipment were auctioned on the company's premises in Philadelphia on January 6, 1954.
In summary, Mr. Iskin's jewelry talents were employed as early as 1917 and he was a jewelry manufacturer for at least 23 years, from 1930 through 1953. He was based in Philadelphia, with an additional location in New York for a time.
Most of the Iskin jewelry available is gold filled, sterling, or vermeil. Yellow gold was used on the entirety of a piece, with rose gold used as a contrasting accent. A common brooch theme is a floral design, with limited use of glass stones, embellished with any or all of the following: bars or pleats, curlicues, ribbons, and leaves. Stone colors seem to cover the rainbow and include topaz, pink, red, lime, green, shades of blue, purple.
CARE: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or the gift box.
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