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Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft

Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft

Falcon vintage brooch, pendant. 1950s. Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft

Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft
Founded in 1935 by Edgar Rodelheimer and Theodore Steinman, jewellery company Accessocraft produced decorations of very high quality. Although the company “Accessorcraft” produced thousands of brooches during World War II, but only years later it became known for its heavy, stylish jewelry and accessories. In the 1960s, Gothic designs, alloys of antique metals imitating gold and bronze with unusual stones were very popular. Accessocraft produced decorations in the style of the Renaissance, Victorian and Art Deco with the use of colored enamels, Czech glass, crystals, cabochons and artificial pearls of the highest quality.
Thanks to an impeccable reputation, famous design studios worked with this company, developing for them magnificent designs of ornaments. However, the company worked until 1998.

Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft. Patriotic Eagle vintage brooch

Patriotic Eagle vintage brooch. Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft

In addition to jewelry, the company produced accessories, in particular, belts, buckles for belts, tie clips, collar clips, theater binoculars and magnifiers.

During the Second World War, “Accessocraft” began to produce decorations with military themes. In the 1960s, Accessocraft reached the peak of its popularity precisely thanks to heraldic ornaments. Their brooches, necklaces and buckles with Maltese crosses, heraldic lions, coat of arms, shields and crowns, are becoming more popular than ever. Also, “Accessocraft” produced elegant bracelets, earrings and brooches, using Czech glass of various shades in antique-colored frames. In addition, in the 1970s, “Accessocraft” began to produce jewelry in ethnic style: massive necklaces using lucite, cabochons and semiprecious stones.

1950s Maltese cross

1950s Maltese cross

The ornaments produced by the company marked as follows: “Accessocraft N.Y.C.”, with the copyright sign “Accessocraft”, on the tag: capital A and the inscription “Accessocraft”. Noteworthy, in the 1940’s the company produced jewellery under the brand name “Plastigold”, and in 1945 plastic decorations came out under the brand name “Feathergold”.

Elegant, graceful carved gold Rose from Accessocraft, a miniature copy of a living rose. Made of gold alloy

Elegant, graceful carved gold Rose from Accessocraft, a miniature copy of a living rose. Made of gold alloy

The company ceased operations in 1998. The son of Theodore, Paul Steinman ran the company until its closure.

Today, the heraldic brooches, brooches in the form of figures and ornaments from the Christmas series became the most popular and expensive ornaments issued by this company.

Beautiful vintage brooch in the form of a flower

Beautiful vintage brooch in the form of a flower

Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft

Butterfly brooch

Butterfly brooch

Etruscan Revival Bib Neckpiece c. 1950

Etruscan Revival Bib Neckpiece c. 1950

Lion pendant-necklace. 1950s Accessocraft N.Y.C.

Lion pendant-necklace. 1950s Accessocraft N.Y.C.

Maltese cross. Original brooch with cabochons for red jade and a central crystal made from watermelon glass

Maltese cross. Original brooch with cabochons for red jade and a central crystal made from watermelon glass

Starfish original brooch with cabochons imitating pearls. Jewelry alloy of gold color and elegant shape

Starfish original brooch with cabochons imitating pearls. Jewelry alloy of gold color and elegant shape

Vintage brooch. Metal bronze tone, artificial pearls, cabochons of agate and carmine colors from art glass

Vintage brooch. Metal bronze tone, artificial pearls, cabochons of agate and carmine colors from art glass

Vintage brooch-pendant Accessocraft NYC, Maltese cross. 1960's. Labeled

Vintage brooch-pendant Accessocraft NYC, Maltese cross. 1960’s. Labeled

Violet brooch. Enamel and artificial pearl in gold tone

Violet brooch. Enamel and artificial pearl in gold tone

White Milk Glass and Gold Tone Large Flower Brooch Pin

White Milk Glass and Gold Tone Large Flower Brooch Pin

Black rose brooch. 1960s. Gold tone metal, enamel

Black rose brooch. 1960s. Gold tone metal, enamel

Crown brooch. 1950s

Crown brooch. 1950s

Marked 'Accessocraft N.Y.C.' Sun brooch, 1950s. 5,1 cm

Marked ‘Accessocraft N.Y.C.’ Sun brooch, 1950s. 5,1 cm

Necklace. Pearly brown plastic, transparent lucite with inclusions, transparent rock crystal. 1970. 40.5 cm. £ 50-55 ABIJ

Necklace. Pearly brown plastic, transparent lucite with inclusions, transparent rock crystal. 1970. 40.5 cm. £ 50-55 ABIJ

Spectacular brooch with crystals of sapphire color and glass cabochons, jewelry alloy of antique color. 4.5 x 5.2 cm. 1950-60's

Spectacular brooch with crystals of sapphire color and glass cabochons, jewelry alloy of antique color. 4.5 x 5.2 cm. 1950-60’s

The eagle on the globe, brooch. Metal for gold, red lucite. 1940's. length 7 cm. £30-50 BB

The eagle on the globe, brooch. Metal for gold, red lucite. 1940’s. length 7 cm. £30-50 BB

The Maltese cross brooch-pendant, a jewelry alloy of antique color, decorated with a large green-yellow crystal. Marked by Accessocraft N.Y.C., 1950s

The Maltese cross brooch-pendant, a jewelry alloy of antique color, decorated with a large green-yellow crystal. Marked by Accessocraft N.Y.C., 1950s

Miniature Violet from a jewelry alloy for gold, decorated with colored enamel and a small artificial pearl. 1950's. 2.6 cm x 2.5 cm

Miniature Violet from a jewelry alloy, decorated with colored enamel and a small artificial pearl. 1950’s. 2.6 cm x 2.5 cm

Violet clips. Jewelry alloy, colored enamel, small artificial pearls. 1950's. 2.2 cm x 1.5 cm

Violet clips. Jewelry alloy, colored enamel, small artificial pearls. 1950’s. 2.2 cm x 1.5 cm