Selro, named in honor of owner Paul Selenger's mother, Rose, was founded in the late 1940s, existing until the mid '70s. It's sister company, Selini, was christened a bit later. Much has been written about Selro's lines, including it's variously called Asian / African princess and Noh devil face / mask jewelry, as well as it's confetti and carved floral designs and bolo or lariat style necklaces. The Eastern / Asian / Oriental inspired set presented, unsigned, yet undeniably Selro, features carved floral and foliage panels of faux coral in a red shade, set in Selro's distinctive silver tone metal. Many of you will recognize the signature Selro design, materials and construction, all characteristic of this artistic company's work. Notice the bilateral herringbone chains, teardrop charmed extension chain, back braced panels, telltale connections -- Selro at it's finest. All original and correct in pristine vintage condition.
The set includes the five carved thermoset panel necklace, adjustable to about 17 1/2 inches. Decorative center spans approximately 8 inches x 1 inch with a 1/4 inch thickness. Screw back earrings complete the demi, at about 2 1/2 inches long x 3/4 inch wide. Earrings' lobe portions are set with faux coral cabochons. Carved, imitation coral panels are approximately 34 millimeters x 15 millimeters. Weight of the necklace and earrings set is about 74 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All carved simulated coral panels are free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Sharp, well defined molding / carving. All retain an even coral red shade and lustrous sheen. Please realize that our color analysis is subjective. You and/or your monitor may interpret / display the color differently. We're taken photos with slightly different lighting to reflect some of the possible color gradations. All panels are securely set. No warping or wobble. All settings tight and secure. No dents, improper bends, kinks, or verdigris to metal. Silver tone finish intact, front and back, displaying gorgeous patina. Earrings' screw backs retain shape and remain strong and secure. Necklace retains original extension charm and hook closure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs / no issues. Pristine vintage.
The set is not signed. We are confident of it's Selro provenance. It dates circa 1950s.
Pre wearable art. The wonder of Selro. Move forward with vintage. At Cody's.
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