American jeweler Fran Mar vintage brooches
Unusual vintage design of brooches, charms, lockets and pendants – work by US jeweler Fran Mar. She created a series of costume decorations titled Moppets. In addition to jewelry, she created dishes, figurines, kitchen textiles – all with the image of children. The design is special and recognizable no matter signed or not. Some items have stamps Fran Mar and the year of production, while others go with tags and boxes.
The tags have the inscription “Moppets symbolic of love, friendship, sincerity, and happiness”. Traditionally, brooches are mini-sculptures with the smallest detail, made of metal, plastic resin, jewelry alloy and colored enamels. Noteworthy, the date of manufacture of all these decorations cover a short period from 1970 to 1973.
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