Here is a lovely vintage brooch signed: "ORA".
The Oreste Agnini Company, Chicago, IL was founded in 1921 by Oreste Agnini. He emigrated to the U.S. from Italy in 1903. The company acquired the trademark ORA in the late 1940‘s, a name that was a combination of the company’s co-founders (OReste Agnini and Ralph Singer). The company was the first jewelry manufacturing operation in the city of Chicago. The company manufactured beautiful and very fine quality costume jewelry. The company supplied much of the jewelry (pins and brooches) for the Eisenberg dresses and clothing before the formation of the Eisenberg Jewelry Company. Agnini & Singer were also responsible for jewelry that was featured in the 1939 Chicago World's Fair symbol, as well as the crowns for the Mardi Gras queens. Much of the ORA jewelry seen today are fraternal pieces.
This lovely Art Deco pin features excellent quality black and white, or clear, rhinestones. It is a shield shaped piece and the setting is rhodium plated. The brooch has a secure roll over safety clasp and measures approximately 2-1/8"H x 2"W. It is in excellent vintage condition and very well made.
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