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Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Vintage poster “Fashion Jewels’. Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces
Originally, talented designers brother and sister Bruno Coppola and Lyda Toppo created the Coppola e Toppo company in the late 1940s in Milan, Italy. Interestingly, they produced their early works under the name of their favorite dog Mickey. Meanwhile, Parisian fashion houses Dior and Balenciaga used the company’s jewelry work in model shows and retail sales. This, of course, ensured the continued success of Coppola e Toppo in the next decade. In addition, the power of attorney received from Elsa Shiaparelli for the production of an artificial coral line called “Bijou Voyagers” made it possible for designers to show high professionalism. And large orders from such Italian couturiers as Gucci and Valentino, allowed to increase the number of works produced by the company under its own brand: “Made in Italy” Coppola e Toppo”.

Italian company Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Italian company Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Some interesting facts about the jewelry company Coppola e Toppo (Late 1940’s – 1986)

The end of the 1940s, Bruno Coppola and his sister Lyda Toppo founded the Coppola e Toppo company in Milan. In addition to production under their own names, the brother and sister also worked under the brands Dior, Balenciaga and Chiaparelli.

1960’s The company’s original jewelry, especially beads, are becoming very popular, and difficult to find. “Coppola e Toppo” also works on the leading Italian designers – Pucci and Valentino.
1972 Absorbed by a large Italian company, which continued the production of jewelry from the Coppolo e Toppo.
1986 Production level drops.

Made for Valentino Necklace with pendant and earrings, blue and transparent Swarovski crystals, framed in gilded metal. 1970 £ 1800-2000

Made for Valentino Necklace with pendant and earrings, blue and transparent Swarovski crystals, framed in gilded metal. 1970 £ 1800-2000

The fame and success of the Coppola e Toppo was sustained by a constantly changing fashion, the export of which was coming from Paris. Accordingly, the company’s designers began using crystals, Murano glass and plastic beads in ornaments. Many collectors prepared to pay huge money for the work of Coppola e Tope.

Shades of Blue Mermaid Necklace and Matching Earrings

Shades of Blue Mermaid Necklace and Matching Earrings

Most of the Coppola e Toppo jewelry works made for Italian and French couturiers can be forgotten, but some jewelry created by the company’s founders deserve the attention of collectors.

Company's Mark

Company’s Mark

“Coppola e Toppo” produced many ornaments in which used gilded metal, silver, and artificial pearls. However, used them only for contrast in extravagant compositions, in which bright colored beads dominated. It does not matter if it was Venetian glass or plastic, the beads combined in such amazing combinations that they acquired the brilliance and spirit of the late 1950s and 1960s and the Dolce Vita style.

Crystal Cuff Bracelet

Crystal Cuff Bracelet

Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Cognac Crystal & Brass Cuff Bracelet

Cognac Crystal & Brass Cuff Bracelet

Earrings and necklace of colored glass beads

Earrings and necklace of colored glass beads

Four strand necklace and earrings, 1959. Approx. $1800

Four strand necklace and earrings, 1959. Approx. $1800

Multicolored crystal bead necklace. 1950s, approx. $980

Multicolored crystal bead necklace. 1950s, approx. $980

Necklace - blue, green and turquoise glass. Early 1960's. circumference 72.5 cm £ 1400-1500

Necklace – blue, green and turquoise glass. Early 1960’s. circumference 72.5 cm £ 1400-1500

Pearl and crystal bow necklace

Pearl and crystal bow necklace

Pearl Smoky Brown Murano Glass Bypass Necklace. 1960s

Pearl Smoky Brown Murano Glass Bypass Necklace. 1960s

Plastic and citrine of green color. 1960s $ 500

Plastic and citrine of green color. 1960s $ 500

Plastic beads necklace, right - necklace of amber, topaz and citrine. 1960's

Plastic beads necklace, right – necklace of amber, topaz and citrine. 1960’s

Right - necklace, volcanic stone, gilded metal, artificial pearls. 1960's. 49.5 cm £ 700-800. Left - necklace, glass, gilded, 1960s

Right – necklace, volcanic stone, gilded metal, artificial pearls. 1960’s. 49.5 cm £ 700-800. Left – necklace, glass, gilded, 1960s

Ruby Red and Smoky Gray Crystal Beaded Cuff Bracelet

Ruby Red and Smoky Gray Crystal Beaded Cuff Bracelet

Stunning Necklace

Stunning Necklace

Two necklaces - artificial pearls, clear glass and colored Bohemian glass. 1950s

Two necklaces – artificial pearls, clear glass and colored Bohemian glass. 1950s

Beautiful necklace-collar of golden leaves of glass beads

Beautiful necklace-collar of golden leaves of glass beads

Bracelet, glass, baroque pearls, 1960s

Bracelet, glass, baroque pearls, 1960s

Chocker Necklace, 1960s

Chocker Necklace, 1960s

Exquisite Coppola e Toppo necklace and earrings for Valentino

Exquisite Coppola e Toppo necklace and earrings for Valentino

Ivana Bastianello in Coppola e Toppo jewelry, Vogue Italia, March 1969. Photo Gian Paolo Barbieri

Ivana Bastianello in Coppola e Toppo jewelry, Vogue Italia, March 1969. Photo Gian Paolo Barbieri

Leaf necklace of beads, 1960s

Leaf necklace of beads, 1960s

Vogue 1969. Italian model Mirella Petteni, photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri. Necklace and clips by Coppola e Toppo

Vogue 1969. Italian model Mirella Petteni, photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri. Necklace and clips by Coppola e Toppo

sources of images
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Directory of jewelry collector by Judith Miller. 2004