A large stunning art deco styled brooch depicting an elaborate feather by Kenneth Lane. One of his more difficult to find pieces as it is from the late 1970's to early 1980's and features dazzling clear crystal rhinestones. Most of the production pieces after the 80's used colored stones.
Back signed on oval cartouche, “KJL”. Second mark is “NR”.
The brooch is 3-1/4 inches long x 2 inches wide.
It is in pristine condition. All stones are brilliant. Clasp works perfectly. No sign of wear. (The second ‘NR’ mark does not denote designer initials as often attributed, but rather was an internal company manufacturing code reference.)
Beautifully designed and of the finest craftsmanship.
“Elegance, luxury and good taste never go out of style”, Kenneth Jay Lane.
HISTORIQUE: Kenneth Jay Lane launched his first line of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces in 1963 after designing for Hattie Carnegie and Christian Dior. His jewelry has been said to be the choice of the choice. Clients included Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and Audrey Hepburn. More recently Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker are seen wearing his jewelry.
Kenneth Lane is rightfully viewed as one of the finest costume jewelry designers of the 20th century – "Jeweler to the World's Most Admired Women".