The Hollywood Jewelry Manufacturing Company, founded in the late '30s in NYC, first used the Hollycraft name in the late 1940s. Hollycraft also produced jewelry for Weiss, Pakula and Kramer. It is noted for Christmas and dated pastel rhinestone jewelry, as well as enamel and rhinestone figural jewelry - exemplified by the brooch presented.
Two large domed berries or buds covered in amethyst colored chaton rhinestones, each capped with an arched channel of green rhinestones, are suspended from black enameled branches furled with a green enamel leaf spear. Dates circa 1960s.
The brooch measures approximately 2 3/4 inches x 1 3/4 inches at it's widest point with a maximum 1/2 inch profile or dome. Purple colored chaton rhinestones are about 3 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is 22 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining colors and sparkle. Enamel intact, front and back. Very minimal finish wear on reverse. No dents, improper bends, crush or collapse to metal components. Pin mechanism secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed within a rectangular cartouche: "HOLLYCRAFT" no copyright symbol. Circa 1960s.
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