Fabulous brooch signed JoPol STERLING. This brooch is quite large measuring 3" at its widest and sports a huge oval crystal stone. Amazing example of Joan Polsdorfer's fine skills as a silversmith. Brooch is in excellent condition with the exception of a small chip to the edge of the crystal where it is held in place by the curving swirl of sterling coming over it. The crystal is able to slide a little in its "Cage" but is very secure and is not coming out at all. I suppose if it were in too tight with too much pressure in would mortally damage the crystal. Quite symbolic actually if you think about it! Highly collectible!! Impressive one of a kind piece!!
JoPol is the mark of Joan Polsdorfer. Joan was the first person to for Georg Jensen USA NY1940s. In order to make ends meet as a stay at home mother she began to design jewelry. Her husband was an unemployed alcoholic and they eventually divorced.
Please note... In a sincere effort to keep my prices as low as possible (which is so important these days) I am only gift boxing on request due to the high cost of the boxes and the added weight which increases mailing costs. Your item will be packaged professionally and securely as always, so no worries there. So please let me know if this is a gift & I will box & bow your item at no extra charge in one of my gift boxes with a slide off bow which allows you to easily view the item and then just slip the bow back on before you present it! I have received many compliments on my gift boxes! The ladies just love them!
Please keep in mind my pictures are highly magnified and show imperfections which are not visible to the naked eye. Please read my customer testimonials re: how much better the pieces look in person (mostly due to the fact that I am not a professional photographer and the extremely high level of magnification today's cameras provide.
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