Vintage sterling silver vermeil Jolle brooch forms a stunning lily with amethyst colored rhinestones in ovals as stamen and as chatons sprinkled on the flowing petals. A cluster of flowers in an overlay decorates the stem.
Measuring a huge 4.25 inches by 2.5 inches. Also marked with a faint hand etched number 16, very likely the mark for the stone setter.
Designer signed Jolle and marked sterling on the back of one of the leaves. Jolle is the mark of the Hess Appel Inc. company located in New York City, and in business from 1940s to 1970s.
Circa 1940's, excellent craftmanship, and one of the most beautiful sterling flower designs from that decade.