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Colco vintage costume jewelry

Colco vintage costume jewelry

Buddhist motif Gods of Fortune retro brooch. Metal alloy, gold plating, polymer resin. 7.6 cm. 1950s. Colco vintage costume jewelry

Colco vintage costume jewelry
Currently rare, Colco was a line of jewelry produced by the famous New York City company, Selro Corporation. The owner of the company, the Russian-born emigrant Paul Selenger (15 August 1911 – 16 December 1990). The uniqueness of Selenger’s jewelry is not only in artisan performance, but also in non-trivial design inspired by Chinese philosophy. For example, this large hand crafted brooch “Asian Gods of Fortune”, created in the late 1940s – early 1950s. The images of the eastern gods, in shape and color, resemble netsuke figurines, carved from ivory. Traditionally, they were talismans that brought good luck and prosperity to their owner. Very delicate work and artisan execution evoke the most positive emotions. The frame of the brooch is made in the form of bamboo branches, and covered with gilding. Also, applied to the figurines polymer resin allowed the designer to draw the smallest details.
Noteworthy, the brooch is unmarked, like most of the early jewelry of Selro Corporation. The company began labeling its products around the mid-1950s.
Produced in 1940-1960s, Colco jewelry has become a book piece rarity mentioned in vintage costume jewelry catalogs.

Pink flowers vintage signed clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones, faux coral

Pink flowers vintage signed clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones, faux coral (art glass)

Signature

Signature. Noteworthy, the company began labeling its products around the mid-1950s.

Colco vintage costume jewelry

Asian Gods of Fortune clip on earrings. Metal alloy, enamel

Asian Gods of Fortune clip on earrings. Metal alloy, enamel

Collectable Gods of Fortune gold plated clip on earrings

Collectable Gods of Fortune gold plated clip on earrings

Faux Turquoise Chinese Gods of Fortune Panel Bracelet. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel

Faux Turquoise Chinese Gods of Fortune Panel Bracelet. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel

Figural Gods of Fortune Immortals bracelet. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel

Figural Gods of Fortune Immortals bracelet. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel

Detail of Gods of Fortune bracelet

Detail of Gods of Fortune vintage bracelet

Rare collectable Gods of Fortune gold plated necklace

Rare collectable Gods of Fortune gold plated necklace

Silver tone chain red enamel Gods of fortune pendant. 1950s

Silver tone chain red enamel Gods of fortune pendant. 1950s

Signature

Signature