Fashioncraft opened it's doors in New York City in 1942. Founded by Levey (Levy), Landsman and Jaffe, the name was changed to Robert Originals in 1960. Various forms of the name were used including Robert and Original by Robert until the company closed it's doors in 1979. Because of the similarity in design to Miriam Haskell's work many have associated the two, although most sources discredit corroboration. Each designer's talent is credited on it's own merits.
In the silver tone clip earrings presented, circa 1960s, one can see the Haskell likeness, from the delicate faux seed pearl rosettes centered with rose montee rhinestones to the wired filigree frameworks and cover plates. Traditional rhinestones, faux disk and leaf pearls complete the look.
The earrings measures approximately 1 1/4 inches x 1 inch with a maximum 1/2 inch profile or height. Imitation disk pearls are about 10 millimeters. Weight of the earrings pair is 18 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Faux pearls retain nacre and luster. Tiny bit of nacre wear on leaf tips, visible upon magnification. Rhinestones uniformly clear and brilliant. No dark, cloudy or dead stones. All wiring secure. Silver tone finish, as common in many Robert pieces, has acquired a patina to a pewter cast. Some silver tone wear to earring clips. Earring clips strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed in familiar script: "Robert". Circa 1960s.
Keep it original. By Robert. At Cody's.
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