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Funny cat, large brooch. Gold plated silver, artificial turquoise, rock crystal. 1940. 10 cm. £ 200-265. Fred A. Block inc vintage costume jewellery

Funny cat, large brooch. Gold plated silver, artificial turquoise, rock crystal. 1940. 10 cm. £ 200-265. Fred A. Block inc vintage costume jewellery

Fred A. Block inc vintage costume jewellery
Bright contrasting colors like gold and turquoise in this brooch are characteristic of many works by Fred A. Block Inc.
Based in Chicago, American company “Fred A. Block Inc.” produced bijouterie in the 1930s-1950s as accessories advertising their clothing lines. Produced in small quantities, most of their jewelry decorations are very rare, expensive and popular among collectors. In particular, bizarre figures – brooches of high-quality gilded silver with bright enamel and large crystals of rock crystal or beads. For example, this funny cat 10 cm brooch, made in 1940 from gold plated silver, artificial turquoise and rock crystal.
Chicago based clothing manufacturer “Fred A. Block” started their business in the 1920s, and they produced costume jewelry from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Exquisite flower brooch, metal, rhinestones

Exquisite flower brooch, metal, rhinestones. Fred A. Block inc

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Fred A. Block inc vintage costume jewellery

1940s necklace, colored stones

1940s necklace, colored stones

Cat catching aquarium fish

Awesome brooch depicting a cat catching aquarium fish

Flower vintage brooch, labeled Fred A. Block, 1940 - 1949. Gold-plated sterling silver, colored crystals

Flower vintage brooch, labeled Fred A. Block, 1940 – 1949. Gold-plated sterling silver, colored crystals

Fred A. Block 1930’s Blue & Yellow Sterling Vermeil Brooches & Earrings

Rare vintage Heart shaped blue & yellow sterling Vermeil brooch & earrings, 1930s

Realistic insect brooch. Faux red ruby, gol tone metal

Realistic insect brooch. Faux red ruby, gol tone metal

Pond Lily. 1941. Manufacturer Sandor Goldberger for Fred A.Block Inc. Gold plated metal, lucite, enamel

Pond Lily. 1941. Manufacturer Sandor Goldberger for Fred A.Block Inc. Gold plated metal, lucite, enamel

Snowman. 1941. Manufacturer Sandor Goldberger for Fred A.Block Inc. Gold plated metal, lucite, ceramics, enamel, yellow cabochons and rhinestones. 7.5 cm

Snowman. 1941. Manufacturer Sandor Goldberger for Fred A.Block Inc. Gold plated metal, lucite, ceramics, enamel, yellow cabochons and rhinestones. 7.5 cm

Gold plated aquamarine stone brooch

Gold plated aquamarine stone brooch

1946 ad

1946 ad

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