Although little is known about the Glamour Jewelry Company of New York, circa 1940s, much of it's work was done in heavy sterling silver, often with a gold wash. Large well cut art glass stones and accent rhinestones added color and sparkle. Brooches were popular, elegantly exaggerated in the voluminous Art Moderne stylized floral, foliage and ribbon motifs.
The brooch presented, circa 1940s, features a vermeil finish over sterling silver in sweeping curled ribbon slashes tipped with clear pave set rhinestones. Anchoring is a heavy prong set , faceted aquamarine blue colored rectangular art glass stone, unfoiled and open back set.
The brooch measures approximately 3 inches x 2 inches at it's widest point with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Art glass stone is about 24 millimeters x 18 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is a substantial 40 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and sparkly. Securely prong set blue art glass stone free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. No dents or bends to metal components. Brooch front retains much of it's gold wash finish. There is the expected age commensurate mellowing of finish and accompanying patina. No polishing has been done. Reverse of brooch is in sterling silver color, sans vermeil. Pin mechanism secure. Clean. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the brooch is signed within an oval cartouche: "STERLING BY GLAMOUR". Circa 1940s.
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