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Carl Art vintage costume jewelry

Carl Art vintage costume jewelry

Basket of flowers vintage brooch. Sterling silver, crystals, rhinestones. 6.5 cm. 1940s. Carl Art vintage costume jewelry

Carl Art vintage costume jewelry
Providence, Rhode Island based jewelry company Carl Art Inc. was founded by two partners – Carl Schraysshuen and Arthur Loercher. Founded in 1936, the company ceased to exist in 1976. A native of Germany, Carl was a hero of the First World War, and was seriously injured. He was a very honest, reliable and pedantic person. It was Carl who invented the very popular twist-o-flex technology for bracelets that is still used today. However, the patent for the invention belongs to Speidel company, where he worked after moving to the United States. Not receiving a penny for the invention, he and his American friend Arthur opened their own jewelry workshop, moreover, next to the Speidel building.
The German emigrant Carl was very tall and large, and the American businessman Arthur was short, but there was complete harmony and mutual understanding between them. Traditionally, they handcrafted floral design jewelry from gold, silver with gold plating, and also used semi-precious stones. Making jewelry under their own brand, they marked them with an arrow through CA, and 1/20 12K G.F., or sterling. Noteworthy, Carl Art Inc. created jewelry for other companies as well.
After Carl’s death in 1953, Arthur sold half of the company.
Characterized by integrity and purity of design, timeless and rare, Carl-Art jewelry is highly collectible.

Smokey Topaz 12 K gold filled flower brooch

Smokey Topaz 12 K gold filled flower brooch

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Carl Art vintage costume jewelry

12K Gold Filled enameled pansy flower brooch pin with rhinestones

12K Gold Filled enameled pansy flower brooch pin with rhinestones

Blue crystal flower sterling silver brooch

Blue crystal flower sterling silver brooch

Butterfly brooch. 12 K gold filled, crystals

Butterfly brooch. 12 K gold filled, crystals

Circles and flowers sterling silver brooch

Circles and flowers sterling silver brooch

Clear rhinestone blue enamel sterling silver flower pin

Clear rhinestone blue enamel sterling silver flower pin

Crystal flower sterling silver brooch

Crystal flower sterling silver brooch

Double leaf brooch. 12 K gold filled, faux pearl

Double leaf brooch. 12 K gold filled, faux pearl

Filigree flower brooch pendant. 925 Sterling silver, rhinestones. 5.6 cm

Filigree flower brooch pendant. 925 Sterling silver, rhinestones. 5.6 cm

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Grape leaves brooch. 925 Sterling silver, rhinestones

Grape leaves brooch. 925 Sterling silver, rhinestones

Green enamel gold filled leaf brooch

Green enamel gold filled leaf brooch

Heart flowers brooch. 12 K gold filled textured silver, faux pearls

Heart flowers brooch. 12 K gold filled textured silver, faux pearls

Leaf brooch. Textured gold filled metal, crystals. 3.8 cm. 1950s

Leaf brooch. Textured gold filled metal, crystals. 3.8 cm. 1950s

Lily pendant. 10 K gold, faux pearls

Lily pendant. 10 K gold, faux pearls

Lupin flower brooch. 12 K gold filled, pearl

Lupin flower brooch. 12 K gold filled, pearl

Oak leaves circle pin. Green agate, 12 K gold filled

Oak leaves circle pin. Green agate, 12 K gold filled

Onyx 925 sterling silver flower brooch

Onyx 925 sterling silver flower brooch

Pansy flower brooch. 12 K gold filled, pearl, enamel

Pansy flower brooch. 12 K gold filled, pearl, enamel

Racing Horse sterling silver brooch

Racing Horse sterling silver brooch

Red Cabochons 12 K gold filled bell flower brooch. 1930s

Red Cabochons 12 K gold filled bell flower brooch. 1930s

Rhinestone heart sterling silver brooch. 1960s

Rhinestone heart sterling silver brooch. 1960s

Three hearts brooch pin. 925 sterling silver, cubic zirconia

Three hearts brooch pin. 925 sterling silver, cubic zirconia

Two Bell flowers 12 K gold filled sterling silver brooch pendant. 6.3 cm. 1930s

Two Bell flowers 12 K gold filled sterling silver brooch pendant. 6.3 cm. 1930s

Vintage flower bouquet brooch. 925 Sterling silver

Vintage flower bouquet brooch. 925 Sterling silver

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