For some 40 years Hattie Carnegie's signed jewelry graced the faces and figures of fans. While Oriental figures and figural fish and animals are of particular note, more traditional jewelry designs featuring rhinestones and beads were widely available. Although the diminutive doyenne of fashion died in 1956, her larger than life legacy lives on.
The brooch presented, sometimes referred to as a comma or swoosh design, incorporates sweeping scroll or fret work with a roped border in a gold tone metal. A domed inverted comma is pave set with clear chaton rhinestones.
The brooch measures approximately 2 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches with a 3/8 inch profile or dome. Rhinestones section is about 1 3/8 inches x 5/8 inch. Weight of the brooch is about 16 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant. No dark or dead stones. Metal components free from dents, improper bends, crush or collapse. Soldering secure. Gold tone finish intact, front and back. Pin mechanism secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the brooch is signed within an oval cartouche in familiar script: "Hattie Carnegie". Circa 1960s.
Keep it clear with a comma. All the punctuation you need. From Carnegie. At Cody's.
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