The Albert Weiss Company was in business from circa 1942-1971, producing a most prolific portfolio of myriad styles and designs appealing to all tastes and price points. Weiss would, at times, sell it's unsigned jewelry to large retail stores who would then remark or retag the jewelry with it's own name. This may be the case with the crown presented. Identical crown brooches (albeit with different stone combinations) have been documented bearing the "WEISS" name. It is every bit as impressive as it's signed counterpart.
Three oval, iridescent, foiled, flatback cabochons in ruby red and emerald green are focal points in this '50s vintage gold tone crown fit for a king or queen. Rhinestones in regal gold and purple flank and accent while clear rhinestones line at bottom as a single brilliant tops. Faux pearls surround and dot throughout. Sumptuous and luxurious. A royal affair.
The crown measures about 2 inches x 1 5/8 inches with a 5/8 profile or height. Large green cab is approximately 14 millimeters x 9 millimeters; red ovals, about 10 millimeters x 8 millimeters; large clear rhinestone, approximately 6 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is about 22 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant. Golds and purples retain color. "White" rhinestones uniformly clear and brilliant -- no dark, cloudy, yellow or dead stones. Glass cabs retain foil backings with iridescent red and green glows. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. All faux pearls retain nacre and luster. No missing or damaged pearls. Gold tone finish intact, front and back. Pin mechanism secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The brooch is not signed. Similar brooches with alternate stone combinations have been documented with the "WEISS" name, normally placed on reverse beneath the center oval stone. Circa 1950s-1960s.
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