Schoffel, circa 1930-1960s is widely regarded as the premier maker of Austrian rhinestone and art glass jewelry. Top shelf design, materials and workmanship. Stones are particularly superb with the best Austria has to offer. Schoffel earns it's crown.
The brooch and earrings set presented, circa 1950s-1960s, showcases large pink mottled glass cabochons surrounded by glittering chaton rhinestones in rose, pink, and violet shades. Cabs are dog tooth or fancy prong set into gold tone metal. The high domed brooch features four rows of built up rhinestones topped with a large oval cab; the oval clip earrings, a single row of rhinestones framing the mottled glass cabochon.
The brooch measures approximately 1 3/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches with generous 13/16 inch profile or dome. Glass cab is about 28 millimeters x 22 millimeters. Chatons rhinestones are approximately 3-4 millimeters. Earrings are about 1 1/8 inches x 1 inch with a 7/16 inch dome. Glass cabs are approximately 21 millimeters x 16 millimeters; chaton rhinestones about 4 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is 40 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones intact and uniformly brilliant, retaining colors. Mottled, opaque pink glass cabochons free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Matching colors and stone treatments. No dents, improper bends, crush or collapse. All soldering secure. All gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Straight shaft. Earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Pristine vintage.
Each earring solder bar signed: "AUSTRIA". Brooch vertical stabilizer bars signed: "AUSTRIA" and the crown logo of the Schoffel company. Circa 1950s-1960s.
Schoffel. The crown jewels of Austria. At Cody's.
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