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American jeweler Fran Mar vintage brooches

American jeweler Fran Mar vintage brooches

1970 Vintage pendant. Work by American jeweler Fran Mar vintage brooches

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.

1970s brooch from the series 'Happy Childhood'. 1970. Jewelry alloy, enamel

1970s brooch from the series ‘Happy Childhood’. 1970. Jewelry alloy, enamel

American jeweler Fran Mar vintage brooches

A boy in a hoop vintage 1970s brooch pin

A boy in a hoop vintage 1970s brooch pin

A boy in a striped shirt pin

A boy in a striped shirt pin

A girl pin. Cast with enameled detailing

A Locket. Opens to hold a little keepsake or two photos. 1971

A Locket. Opens to hold a little keepsake or two photos. 1971

Back side of the oval brooch with markings

Back side of the oval brooch with markings

Clown Gold Tone Charm Pendant 1971-1972

Clown Gold Tone Charm Pendant 1971-1972

Charming round brooch with a girl. 4,5 cm. 1971

Charming round brooch with a girl. 4,5 cm. 1971

Children on a bench round brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, lacquer. 4,5 cm

Children on a bench round brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, lacquer. 4,5 cm

From the series 'Happy Childhood'. 1970s brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel. 1971. 4 cm

From the series ‘Happy Childhood’. 1970s brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel. 1971. 4 cm

Gold Tone Necklace Charms Pendants 1971-1972

Gold Tone Necklace Charms Pendants 1971-1972

Happy Childhood series of brooches. 1970s. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Happy Childhood series of brooches. 1970s. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Little girl with a kitten vintage brooch pin. 1971. 5 cm

Little girl with a kitten vintage brooch pin. 1971. 5 cm

Moppets Characters bangle bracelet with charm, gold tone

Moppets Characters bangle bracelet with charm, gold tone

Tag – Moppets symbolic of love, friendship, sincerity, and happiness

Oval brooch a boy and a girl. Gold tone metal. 5 cm

Oval brooch a boy and a girl. Gold tone metal. 5 cm

Pink striped boy enameled pendant

Pink striped boy enameled pendant

Signed Fran Mar 71

Signed Fran Mar 71