From Asian to Thai, African, Egyptian and Noh masks, Selro / Selini wore many faces and hats. Arrays of face colors and painted highlights, jewelry and hats and turbans abound in Selro's many combinations. The company, founded by Paul Selenger produced jewelry from circa 1950s-1975.
The bolo / lariat necklace presented features a center gold tone shield slide with an attached black plastic face of a Thai princess. She is embellished with painted golden hair and bandeau. A gold tone metal turban and hoop earrings accessorize. At chin a single clear chaton rhinestone sparkles. A thick zipper chain passes through slide back, it's ends terminating in black Asian princess faces accented in gold paint.
The bolo style necklace is adjustable. We think it is most attractive between 15 and 16 inches with a bit of room on either side. The center shield slide is approximately 1 1/2 inches x 1 3/8 inches with a 5/8 profile or height. Chain dangle charms are about 1 1/8 inches (including bail) x 5/8 inch. Weight of the necklace is approximately 60 grams.
Condition is very good vintage. There is gold tone wear on necklace chain and fold over clasp, common in Selro pieces of this vintage. Slide functions properly. Fold over clasp secure. Some golden paint fade on faces and hair. Rhinestone remains clear and brilliant. Faces, headpiece and earrings securely attached. One of the charm dangle faces has a very small chip beneath braid bind. It is noted in images and reflected in price. Clean. Age commensurate wear. Chip issue as noted. No repairs. Very good vintage.
The necklace is not signed. It is a recognized and accepted Selro work. Circa 1950s.
Turn some heads with one of the many faces and Selro. Vintage visions. At Cody's.
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