Rocks of ages with Kramer of New York. This company (considered by some to be among the "big four" in the vintage costume jewelry business) produced from circa 1942-1980. We remember it's aggressive campaign for the "Diamond Look" as well as collaborations with Frank Hess of Haskell and Amourelle fame and Christian Dior, the crowned king of the New Look.
The spectacular modified crescent shaped brooch presented, circa 1950s-1960, plated in lustrous platinum toned rhodium features huge headlight chaton rhinestones (augmented with a couple of dentelle faceted rounds) large marquises and a massive single rectangular cut rhinestone. Fillers include variously sized chatons. Every available space in Kramer's classic mid century masterpiece is shimmering with sparkle.
The brooch measures a generous approximate 2 3/4 inches x 1 3/4 inches at it's widest point with a maximum 5/8 inch profile or height. Rectangular rhinestone is about 18 millimeters x 13 millimeters; largest chaton, 15 millimeters; dentelles, 12 millimeters and marquises, 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is 28 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact retaining superb brilliance with no chips, nicks, cracks of beaks. No dark, cloudy or dead stones. All secure within pronged settings. No dents or improper bends to metal components. All soldering secure. All rhodium plate intact, front and back. Pin mechanism secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The brooch is signed on reverse within an oval cartouche: "KRAMER". Circa 1950s-1960s.
Remember your rocks. Make the cut with Kramer. At Cody's.
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Kramer Crescent Cluster Rhinestone Brooch Pin Rhodium Plate