Imbibe anywhere, anytime with Carnegie's '50s-'60s vintage grape cluster brooch. In brushed satin or Florentine finished gold tone, finely textured "high domed" grapes dangle from rhinestone encrusted silver tone finished stems / vines. A single leaf in blended green enamel with gold tone veins flutters top side. Hattie's done it again with her stellar combination of rhinestones, enamel and golden Florentine finish. Our shop's top "pick".
Carnegie began designing fashions in New York City in 1918. Coordinated jewelry was added in 1939. The company flourished until the early 1970s -- the death knoll decade for many costume jewelry makers. Perhaps best known for her figurals, particularly fish and animals, Carnegie's portfolio also includes Greek, Oriental and Hollywood themed jewels.
The brooch presented measures approximately 2 3/8 inches x 1 5/8 inches with a generous 9/16 inch profile or height. Weight of the brooch is about 22 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and uniformly clear and brilliant. No dark or dead stones. All enamel intact with as created blended green tones with rubbed gold tone veins. Silver tone and gold tone finishes intact, front and back. All shapes retained with no dents, improper bends or collapse. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed within an oval cartouche in familiar script: "Hattie Carnegie" copyright symbol in center. It dates circa 1950s-1960s.
Enjoy your crush on Carnegie all year long. At Cody's.
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