Founded in New York City by Joseph Chorbajian and joined by Jack Hazard and Archie Chorbajian in the late '30s, the Hollywood Jewelry Manufacturing Company first used the "Hollycraft" stamp on it's jewelry in the late '40s. The company also made jewelry for Kramer, Pakula and Weiss. Known for it's pastel stone pieces and Christmas tree jewelry, Hollycraft was sold in the late '70s.
Presented is a wonderful '60s vintage shield style brooch in rhodium plate. Artfully arranged marquise, pear, chaton and baguette rhinestones pop in shades of ice, Montana, Bermuda and aurora borealis blues. Colors were a forte of Hollycraft -- beautifully combined and coordinated.
The brooch measures approximately 2 inches x 1 3/4 inches with a maximum 3/4 inch profile or height. Largest chatons are about 8 millimeters; marquises, 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; largest pears, 12 millimeters x 7 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is approximately 24 grams.
Condition is excellent, near pristine vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining colors and brilliance. All ab finish intact. No discolored or off stones. No chips, cracks or breaks to stones. All metal components free from dents or improper bends. All soldering secure. All rhodium plate intact. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Near pristine vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed within a rectangular cartouche: "HOLLYCRAFT" no copyright symbol or date. Circa 1965.
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