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English jewellery company Sphinx

Vintage brooch Pharaoh English jewellery company Sphinx

Stunningly beautiful Vintage brooch Pharaoh. Gold tone metal, crystals, enamel. English jewellery company Sphinx

English jewellery company Sphinx
Founded in 1948 in the UK, English jewellery company Sphinx has become famous for their exquisite costume jewellery of high quality. Beautifully designed ornaments looked like real jewels. The quality of jewelry was so high, that the company began to produce jewellery exclusively for such brands and stores as Kenneth Jay Lane, Butler & Wilson, Saks 5th Ave., Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s. Noteworthy, marked Sphinx products appeared only at the beginning of the 1960s. In fact, Sphinx costume jewellery is highly appreciated by the collectors of vintage jewellery, as the company ceased operations in the late 1990s.

Vintage brooch Schnauzer by Sphinx

Vintage brooch Schnauzer by English jewellery company Sphinx

According to sources, in 1950-60 s Sphinx produced jewelry for such brands as Ciner, Jomaz, and Boucher. Also, the company borrowed the most interesting designs of these brands. And sometimes even surpassed the artistic beauty of the original. For example, copies made on famous collection of birds by Boucher, such as the famous peacock and other birds of paradise.

Christmas brooch, Sphinx. Metal, gilding, green enamel, ruby and transparent rock crystal. 1960's. 5 cm £ 30-35 CRIS

Christmas brooch, Sphinx. Metal, gilding, green enamel, ruby and transparent rock crystal. 1960’s. 5 cm £ 30-35 CRIS

English jewellery company Sphinx

Peacock brooch. Enamel, rhinestones

Peacock brooch. Enamel, rhinestones

Heron brooch, vintage

Heron brooch, vintage. Jewelry alloy, blue plastic beads

Fabulous vintage Brooch ‘Aladdin’. Jewellery alloy, enamel, rock crystal

Fabulous vintage Brooch ‘Aladdin’. Jewellery alloy, enamel, rock crystal

Gold tone brooch with opal insert

Gold tone brooch with opal insert in the center

Flower Brooch

Flower Brooch. Jewellery ally, rock crystal

Colored rhinestones Vintage Brooch by the company Sphinx

Colored rhinestones Vintage Brooch by the company Sphinx

Clown with balloons brooch

Clown with balloons brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, enamel

‘Dachshund’ brooch

‘Dachshund’ brooch

Gorgeous enameled pink Flower brooch

Gorgeous enameled pink Flower brooch

‘Friendly Family parrots’ brooch

‘Friendly Family of parrots’ brooch

Turtle Brooch

Turtle Brooch

White Cat May brooch

White Cat May brooch

Classical Brooch 'Arabesque'

Classical Brooch ‘Arabesque’

Red and gold Apple brooch

Red and gold Apple brooch

Butterfly brooch, red rhinestones, jewelry alloy

Butterfly brooch, red rhinestones, jewelry alloy

'Cat' brooch

‘Cat’ brooch, retro costume jewelry

Elephant brooch. Goldtone metal, rhinestones, faux coral

Elephant brooch. Goldtone metal, rhinestones, faux coral

‘Egyptian Cat’ brooch, gold tone metal, rhinestones

‘Egyptian Cat’ brooch, gold tone metal, rhinestones

'Gold Spaniel' brooch

‘Gold Spaniel’ brooch

'Kitten' brooch

‘Kitten’ brooch

'Pharaoh' brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel

‘Pharaoh’ brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel

A very realistic enamel flower, with a bee sitting on it

A very realistic enamel flower, with a bee sitting on it

Green Christmas brooch, Sphinx. Green enamel, rock crystal. 1960's. 7 cm £ 35-40 CRIS

Green Christmas brooch, Sphinx. Green enamel, rock crystal. 1960’s. 7 cm £ 35-40 CRIS

sources:
Jewelry catalog, 2004
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