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American jewelry company Silson Inc of New York

American jewelry company Silson Inc of New York

Key brooch with figural charms, Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal. 7cm. American jewelry company Silson Inc of New York

American jewelry company Silson Inc of New York
The history of Silson jewellery spans a short period – a little more than a decade.
Founded in 1937 by two brothers Victor and Jack Silberfeld, British citizens, who later changed their name to Silson. The main designer, whose name we meet most frequently, was Victor Silson. However, among other designers who worked for Silson were Samuel Rubin and George Stangl. Also, three more jewelry designers – Howard Chandler Christy, Sue Harrison and Sally Stark worked for the company.
Traditionally, Silson designers used gold-plated metal, enamel, lucite and rhinestones.
Noteworthy, Silson became famous for their line of patriotic and military jewelry produced during the WWII. In particular, brooches depicting American Eagle, Flag, Air Forces, British and American Ambulance Corps, or The Young Women’s Christian Association.
According to various sources, Silson Inc. of New York ceased to exist in the late 1940s. And the designers of Victor Silson’s company later for worked the Mexican company Spratling Co., which specialized in sterling silver jewelry.

American jewelry company Silson Inc. of New York

Harlequin and Columbine, 1941. Designer Victor Silson. Pair of gold-plated metal brooches, green, white, black, red and pink enamel. Harlequin 6x5cm, Columbine 6×4.5cm. American jewelry company Silson Inc. of New York

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Children brooch of gold tone. 7 cm. Based on the drawings of the famous German artist Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel (1909 – 1946)

Children brooch of gold tone. 7 cm. Based on the drawings of the famous German artist Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel (1909 – 1946)

Magician gold plated enameled brooch. 10 cm. 1940s

Magician gold plated enameled brooch. 10 cm. 1940s

Question brooch with dangling locket. 24 K gold plated. 12 cm. 1940s

Question brooch with dangling locket. 24 K gold plated. 12 cm. 1940s

Scottish folk musicians paired brooches. Metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 6.5 cm. 1940s

Scottish folk musicians paired brooches. Metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 6.5 cm. 1940s

American jewelry company Silson Inc of New York

American Eagle, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal brooch, red, white and blue enamel, depicting the American on an olive branch which is ribbon that symbolizes the flag. 5.5x7.8cm

American Eagle, 1940. Gold-plated metal brooch, red, enamel. 7.8 cm

‘French Cockade’. Designer Victor Silson. Freedom equality Brotherhood. 1940 brooch. Gold plated Metal, enamel. 7.5 cm

‘French Cockade’. Freedom equality Brotherhood. 1940 brooch. Gold plated Metal, enamel. 7.5 cm

American Cockade, Manufacturer Silson Inc., New York. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal pin clip with red, white and blue enamel, with the colors and stars of the American flag. 6x4cm. 1940

American Cockade clip. Gold-plated metal, white and blue enamel. 6 cm. 1940

Black woman’s head. 1941. Gold-plated metal pin clip with black, red, green, yellow and golden enamel, 7.5x4.5cm. Marked Silson Patented

Black woman’s head. 1941. Gold-plated metal pin clip with black, red, green, yellow and golden enamel, 7.5 cm

Boston tea party, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal pin clip, with black, white and red enamel, depicting the head of a staring Mohawk redskin, 7.8x4.3cm

Boston tea party, 1940. Gold-plated metal pin clip. Black, white and red enamel, depicting the head of a staring Mohawk redskin, 7.8 cm

Boy Blowing Horn Girl with Drum Figural brooch from the 'Hummel' collection, created in the 1940s. Based on drawings by the famous artist - nuns Maria Hummel

Boy Blowing Horn Girl with Drum Figural brooch from the ‘Hummel’ collection. Based on the drawings of the famous German artist Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel (1909 – 1946)

British and American Ambulance Corps, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated pin clip and earrings, white, blue and red enamel

British and American Ambulance Corps, 1940. Gold-plated pin clip and earrings, white, blue and red enamel

Drunk Tiger, 1940. Designer Samuel Rubin. Manufacturer Silson, Inc. Gold-plated metal pin clip, with black enamel and rhinestones. 7.5x6.5cm

Drunk Tiger, 1940. Designer Samuel Rubin. Gold-plated metal pin clip, with black enamel and rhinestones. 7.5 cm

Euzone, 1940 brooch. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal pin clip, white blue, red and sky-blue enamel, depicts a ‘euzone’ in front of two Greek flags. 5x3.5cm

Euzone, 1940 brooch. Gold-plated metal enamel pin clip. 5 cm

Girl counting loops, Vintage brooch 1940s. jewelry alloy, tin. Size 6.5 cm., Width - 5 cm

Girl counting loops brooch, 1940s. Jewelry alloy, tin. 6.5 cm

Long Live Belgium, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal pin clip and earrings, red, yellow and black enamel (Belgian flag). The brooch depicts a lion, the symbol of Belgium. Brooch 9.3x4cm

Long Live Belgium, 1940. Gold-plated metal enamel pin clip and earrings. Brooch 9.3 cm

Mr. and Mrs. Gorilla. 1940. Gold plated metal pin clips, brown, green black and red enamel of two gorilla heads kissing male and female

Mr. and Mrs. Gorilla. 1940. Gold plated metal pin clips, enamel

Owl brooch, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Pot metal brooch with light blue lucite cabochons in the shape of an owl. 7.2x4.5cm

Owl brooch, 1940. Pot metal brooch, lucite cabochons. 7.2 cm

Panoplia, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold plated metal brooch with black, red and brown enamel including a sword, a gun and a sash. 6.5x5cm

Panoplia, 1940. Gold plated metal brooch with black, red and brown enamel. 6.5 cm

Propeller, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold plated metal brooch with black and red enamel. 9.8x3.3cm

Propeller, 1940. Gold plated metal brooch with black and red enamel. 9.8 cm

Question Mark, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Base metal brooch with blue and enamel, shaped like a question mark, in which the dot can be opened and used as a locket. 10x4.5cm

Question Mark, 1940 metal brooch with blue and enamel, the dot is a locket. 10 cm

RAF Pin, 1941. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal brooch, white, red and blue enamel, with the R.A.F. emblem over a circle that is a target, with the colors of the British flag. 4x4cm

RAF Pin, 1941. Gold-plated metal brooch, white, red and blue enamel. 4cm

Running Unicorn, 1938. Manufacturer Silson Co. Designer Vally Wieselthier. Pot metal brooch with light blue lucite cabochons in the shape of an owl. 7.2x4.5cm

Running Unicorn, 1938. Designer V. Wieselthier. Pot metal brooch with light blue lucite cabochons. 7.2 cm

Tricorn Hat with Gun and Powder Horn, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal brooch with brown and blue enamel. 10x5.5cm

Tricorn Hat with Gun and Powder Horn, 1940. Gold-plated metal brooch with brown and blue enamel. 10 cm

Winged Foot, 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal brooch with rhinestones of Mercury’s winged foot. 4.5x8.5cm

Winged Foot, 1940. Gold-plated metal brooch with rhinestones. 5cm

Young Women’s Christian Association . 1940. Designer Victor Silson. Gold-plated metal brooch, white and blue enamel. 4.5x4.8cm

Young Women’s Christian Association. 1940. Gold-plated metal brooch, white and blue enamel. 8cm

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