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Estabell Sterling vintage costume jewelry

Estabell Sterling vintage costume jewelry

Medieval Woman playing the lute brooch. Silver, gold plated, faux baroque pearl. 7 cm. 1940s. Signed Estabell Sterling vintage costume jewelry

Estabell Sterling vintage costume jewelry
San Francisco, California based jewelry company which signed its products “Sterling Estabell” in the 1940s remains unknown. At least, there was no officially registered brand or company with this name in the 1930s-50s. Anyway, the mysterious company produced high quality costume jewelry, sold in boutiques and large stores, such as Neiman Marcus. According to some sources, Estabell comes from the name of its designer Esther Campbell or Bell.
Exquisitely handcrafted figurative brooches and earrings made by Estabell confirm the fact that jewelry is a wearable art. The museum worth designs included medieval women playing the lute, or Japanese figures of men and women with lanterns, warriors with shields, or mythological heroes.
Traditionally, the designer used silver and gold plating, as well as rich inserts of stones, mother-of-pearl, colorful rhinestones and baroque pearls. The marking on the back side of each piece includes “Estabell Sterling” without copyright sign.
Hard to find Estabell costume jewelry, the price of which will increase every year, is highly collectible now.

Exotic man with lantern brooch and clip on earrings. Silver, gold plated, rhinestone, faux baroque pearl. Brooch 7.2 cm, clips 2.5 cm. 1940s

Exotic man with lantern brooch and clip on earrings. Silver, gold plated, rhinestone, faux baroque pearl. Brooch 7.2 cm, clips 2.5 cm. 1940s

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Signed Estabell Sterling vintage costume jewelry

A man with lantern brooch. Sterling silver, enamel, art glass. 1940s. 7 cm

A man with lantern brooch. Sterling silver, enamel, art glass. 1940s. 7 cm

A woman with lantern brooch. Sterling silver, enamel, art glass. 7 cm. 1940s

A woman with lantern brooch. Sterling silver, enamel, art glass. 7 cm. 1940s

Mythological Diana Huntress gold plated rhinestones brooch

Mythological Diana Huntress with dog gold plated rhinestones brooch

Sterling silver faux pearls rhinestones oval shaped dangle earrings. 1940s

Sterling silver faux pearls rhinestones oval shaped dangle earrings. 1940s

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Medieval Warrior with Shield and Spear brooch. Sterling silver, art glass, baroque pearl. 1940s

Medieval Warrior with Shield and Spear brooch. Sterling silver, art glass, baroque pearl. 1940s

Warrior on horse sterling silver rhinestones gold plated brooch. 1940s

Warrior on horse sterling silver rhinestones gold plated brooch. 1940s

Indian motif Men on Elephant brooch. Sterling silver, enamel, faux pearls, art glass. 1940s

Indian motif Men on Elephant brooch. Sterling silver, enamel, faux pearls, art glass. 1940s

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