Classic Ledo. A raised trio of interlocking pave set rhinestone crescents is encircled by sparkling baguettes in this diminutive platinum toned rhodium plated brooch, circa 1950s. Ledo was well designed and crafted, using top quality rhinestones. Examples are rare.
Italian immigrant Ralph Polcini founded the Leading Jewelry Manufacturing Company in 1911. The Ledo trademark was in use from about 1948 to 1963. Although a name change to Polcini was introduced in 1960, the Ledo mark has been noted as late as 1963.
The brooch measures approximately 1 3/8 inches across with a 3/8 inch profile or dome. Baguette rhinestones are about 5 millimeters x 2 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is 14 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant. No dark, cloudy or dead stones. All rhodium plate intact, front and back. No dents, improper bends, crush or collapse. Pin mechanism secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed in script: "Ledo" no copyright symbol. Circa 1950s.
Presence without pretense. The Ledo touch. At Cody's.
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