The D. Lisner Company was founded in New York City in 1904, enjoying a long run until operation ceased circa 1985. Before WWII it imported Schiaparelli jewelry -- marketing it in the United States. Of particular interest are the firm's resin leaf jewelry and glitzy rhinestone sets. The Lisner mark was used from about 1938 to 1985. One of it's earliest stamps is found on the earrings of the Art Moderne set presented. In heavy burnished gold tone metal with bold, exuberant swirls and slashes, the late '30s-'40s brooch and earrings demi is set with princess or square cut pink rhinestones, accented with columns and crescents of clear chaton rhinestones. The set's design exudes the zenith of Art Moderne style. Early signed Lisner at it's best.
The brooch measures about 1 7/8 inches x 1 3/8 inches at it's widest point with a generous 5/8 inch profile or height. Clip earrings are approximately 1 inch x 3/4 inch. Princess or square cut pink stones are about 4 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is approximately 36 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Pink stones retain color and sparkle. No discolored or "off" stones. White rhinestones uniformly clear and brilliant. Burnished gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Minimal wear. All pieces retain shape and loft with no dents, improper bends or collapse. All soldering secure. Pin mechanism and earring clips strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed in block caps: "LISNER" no copyright symbol. The brooch is not signed but is a definite part of the demi. The set dates circa 1938-1940s.
The essence of Art Moderne. Captured by Lisner. At Cody's.
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