Featured on numerous pages in Chapter 13 of Katerina Musetti's "The Art of Juliana Jewelry", D & E's Easter Egg Series is one of the most recognized and respected designs in this illustrious company's portfolio. It's pieces are iconic of much of what defines Juliana jewelry. From gorgeous multi colored stippled Easter Egg art glass cabs and myriad stone cuts and color combinations to generous size and telltale construction, the demi offered, though not signed, is Delizza and Elster, guaranteed. The goldtone set features the brooch, set with a trio of Easter Egg glass cabochons in Tuscan orange, peach, green and gold and variously sized chaton and marquise rhinestones (some unfoiled and open back set) in hyacinth, topaz, olivine and aurora borealis. Clip earrings complete the demi, each with a single Easter Egg cab surrounded with complimenting rhinestones. Amazingly, the striking colors and sparkle that peaked our interest in the 1960s remain as fresh and clean as when created.
The brooch measures about 2 1/4 inches across with a 5/8 inch profile. The Easter Egg cabs are approximately 17 millimeters x 12 millimeters. Matching clip earrings are about 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch. Weight of the demi is approximately 54 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All Easter Egg cabochons free from chips, nicks, cracks, or breaks. Wonderful color, texture and sheen. All rhinestones intact and extremely brilliant with excellent color retention. All goldtone finishes intact, front and back. Earring clips and pin mechanism strong and secure. Minimal wear. Beautifully preserved. Near mint.
As expected, the set is not signed but is, of course, one of D & E's most recognized designs. It needs no "paperwork" but has the signature stones and cabs associated with Delizza & Elster, along with typical construction and soldering techniques. It's origin is clear.
D & E's Easter Egg Parade. Marching to the beat of a different drum.
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