The Hollywood Jewelry Manufacturing Company of New York (circa 1938-1971) first used the Hollycraft name in 1948. The brand's design would soon become so distinctive that early pieces can be easily identified even without the flip. The company was noted for it's pastel stones, popular Christmas jewelry and from 1955 and on, heavy gilt settings laden with sparkling aurora borealis stones. Selected pieces were dated, an especially attractive inclusion for collectors and aficionados.

The brooch presented, circa 1955, is the perfect example of the substantial gilt metal setting and abundant aurora borealis rhinestone arrangement Hollycraft excelled at. Three stems support leaves and blossoms in this floral bouquet spray bound with a band of oblong ab rhinestones. As with many of it's botanical motifs, Hollycraft stylizes stems, leaves, buds and blossoms, creating an exuberant, exaggerated example. Blossoms are often suggested by huge aurora borealis chaton rhinestones while sweeping stems and flowing foliage fill in the blanks, set with oblong and smaller ab chaton rhinestones. Beautifully designed, set and constructed during Hollycraft's heydays.

The brooch measures a generous approximate 3 inches x 2 3/4 inches with a maximum 5/8 inch profile or height. Large chatons are 14 millimeters; oblongs, 6 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is 39.1 grams.

Condition is very good / excellent vintage. All components intact. All stones free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. All retain sparkle. The large rhinestones show signs of ab compromise -- a common occurrence in stones of this age. Finish has worn or thinned, yet stones continue to present wonderfully. No dents or improper bends to metal components. Gold tone finish intact, front and back. All soldering secure. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Age commensurate wear as stated. Very good to excellent vintage.

The brooch is signed on revere: "HOLLYCRAFT" underscored with "COPR. 1955".

From here to eternity. Hollycraft hosts. Meet your maker. At Cody's.

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ITEM ID
002267
CREATOR
Hollycraft
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Gold, Rainbow
STYLE
Mid-Century
MATERIAL
Metal, Glass
TYPE
Costume
STONE CUT
Round Cut
STONE
Rhinestone
ITEM SIZE
Jewelry

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Hollycraft 1955 Rhinestone Triple Blossom Bouquet Spray Brooch Pin

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