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Art Deco 89 vintage costume jewelry

Art Deco 89 vintage costume jewelry

Charleston dancer brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel. 7.5 cm, 1989. Art Deco 89 vintage costume jewelry

Art Deco 89 vintage costume jewelry
The prototype of this brooch is the figurines of one of the most famous ivory carvers of the early 20th century, Ferdinand Preiss. It was he who first began to combine ivory with bronze casting. His female figurines were very popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and their popularity only grew over time.
There are jewelry companies that have been in business for decades and are destined to remain unknown. However, others, like stars in the sky, flash brightly and burn out, leaving a trail. Such a bright star was Rhode Island based Art Deco 89 company, which produced costume jewelry for only one year, but their jewelry has become highly collectible. According to the company name, they were active in 1989. Its founder, Larry Joseph received permission to replicate famous designs from the Art Deco period. Noteworthy, in 1960-70s Larry Joseph owned the famous Hattie Carnegie jewelry company.
Traditionally, the designer used gold plating, enamel, lucite and rhinestones, and labeled the pieces “Art Deco 89” and number. The stunning design and high quality of these decorations allowed the company to sell jewelry in the most famous boutiques and shops, for example in Neiman Marcus. In addition, the products of this company were in the collection of jewelry lover Elizabeth Taylor.

Tribal face enameled brooch

Tribal face enameled brooch

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Art Deco 89 vintage costume jewelry

Black enamel gold geometric round earrings

Black enamel gold geometric design round shaped earrings

Bonsai tree brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel, lucite, rhinestones, glass. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Bonsai tree brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel, lucite, rhinestones, glass. 5.5 cm. 1989

Brown Lucite Rhinestone enamel necklace

Brown Lucite, rhinestone, enamel necklace

Cherub Angel Stork gold tone brooch

Cherub Angel Stork gold tone brooch

Dancer brooch. Gold tone alloy, enamel. 7.5 cm. 1970s

Dancer brooch. Gold tone alloy, enamel. 7.5 cm. 1989

Deer gold plated oval shaped brooch

Deer gold plated oval shaped brooch

Gold Face Head Hair Pin

Female Face Head Hair Pin

Howling Fox Brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Howling Fox Brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Poinsettia brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Poinsettia brooch. Gold tone metal, red enamel, rhinestones

Reproduction Raymond Templier Earrings

Reproduction of Raymond Templier (French designer of Art Deco era) earrings

Silver plated enameled football shaped brooch

Football shaped brooch. Silver plated alloy, enamel, rhinestones

Silver Tone Black Enamel Rhinestone Clip Earrings

Silver plated black enamel rhinestone clip on earrings