The Hollywood Jewelry Manufacturing Company, founded in 1938 by Joseph Chorbajian, his cousin (name unknown) and Jack Hazard flourished until about 1971. It's Hollycraft name was first used in 1948. The company also manufactured jewelry for Weiss, Kramer and Pakula. Well known for it's Christmas tree pins, Hollycraft's dated palette of pastel pieces are also of special note.
The gold tone brooch presented, dated 1953, utilizes the pastel palette to it's fullest -- wonderful mauve, pink, aqua blue, peridot and olivine green rhinestones in chaton, pear, emerald and marquises shapes dot the entire brooch, paying special tribute to the magnificent mauve dentelle faceted chaton.
The brooch measures approximately 1 3/4 inches x 1 1/8 inches at it's widest point with a 7/16 inch profile or height. Huge dentelle faceted chaton is about 15 millimeters; largest oval, about 8 millimeters x 5 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is approximately 16 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All stones appear original and are intact, retaining colors and sparkle. No dead stones. No chips, cracks or breaks to stones. All appear secure. All stones pronged except small cup set chatons. All gold tone finish intact, front and back. Pin mechanism secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Minimal wear. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the brooch is signed: "HOLLYCRAFT" "COPR. 1953".
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