A beautiful early Weiss demi-parure consisting of a big flower brooch with matching earrings. Bevel cut teardrop shaped white milk glass petals swirl around turquoise art glass round cabochon center. Every stone is prong set. The brooch depicts a multi-layered flower blossom on a graceful gold tone stem. The earrings mimic the blossom.
Each earring is signed, “WEISS”. The brooch is unmarked. Back mark dates the set to the 1940s.
Brooch measures 4 inches long x 1-3/4 inches wide. The earrings are 1 inch across.
Very good condition. All stones are original and secure. No chips, cracks or restoration. Rolling lock pin clasp is secure. Earring clip back findings clasp securely.
A classic set of early Weiss, made with impeccable craftsmanship.
HISTORIQUE: Albert Weiss designed jewelry from the 1940s into the 1960s. He founded his company in 1942 on Fifth Avenue in N.Y., after having worked for Coro and Marvella Jewelry. Weiss Jewelry closed its doors in 1971.
Weiss Jewelry was not as big a company as some of the other jewelry retailers. The company created some very high end and beautiful jewelry and accessories, paying great attention to detail. Vintage Weiss jewelry is highly sought after by collectors.
The first mark used was "WEISS" in block letters, then "Weiss" in script. Also "Albert Weiss" and A W Co. This last mark was started sometime in 1951.
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