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Frederick Mosell vintage costume jewelry

Daisy brooch from the collection 'Summer'. Czech beads, faceted beads, swarovski crystals, Japanese beads, crystal ribbon, strass chain. 7cmFrederick Mosell vintage costume jewelry

A night at the opera. A couple in a theater stall brooch. Book piece. 1940s. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones. Frederick Mosell vintage costume jewelry

Frederick Mosell vintage costume jewelry
The history of the American jewelry brand Mosell began in 1940, when the French emigrant Frederick Mosell came to New York. Founding Frederick Mosell Jewelry Co. NY, he began producing costume jewelry in exquisite designs. Handcrafted, especially interesting are his plot brooches. These brooches, unlike all the others, in addition to aesthetic pleasure, carry some other emotional message. They create a special mood and become more interesting as a decoration. Basically, these story brooches date from the 1940s – 1950s. In the 1960s, there are already much less of them, due to the influence of time and fashion.
Catwalk and the so-called Egyptian revival style replaced plot decorations. Handmade in limited numbers, large gold-plated necklaces, brooches and earrings with large crystals and cabochons were suitable for wearing with an evening dress.
Also, animal and plant designs were very popular – birds, insects, starfish, ferns, leaves, etc.
Rare in the vintage jewelry market, Mosell jewelry, referenced in jewelry guides, is collectible. After four decades of successful work, Mosell ceased to exist in 1980.

Passionate dance brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 1940s

Passionate dance brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 1940s

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Frederick Mosell vintage costume jewelry

A pair of goldtone textured clip earrings in the Egyptian Revival style

A pair of goldtone textured clip earrings in the Egyptian Revival style

Baroque Italian style Dolphin Earrings of silver tone, rhinestones

Baroque Italian style Dolphin Earrings of silver tone, rhinestones

Bee brooch pin. Textured gold tone metal, blue rhinestones

Bee brooch pin. Textured gold tone metal, blue rhinestones

Bumble bee set brooch and earrings. Yellow gold tone textured metal, orange rhinestones

Bumble bee set brooch and earrings. Yellow gold tone textured metal, orange rhinestones

Chrysanthemum brooch. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, glass. 1950s. 12 cm

Chrysanthemum brooch. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, glass. 1950s. 12 cm

Coral design set of bracelet and earrings. Gold plated, rhinestone, enamel, pearl

Coral design set of bracelet and earrings. Gold plated, rhinestone, enamel, pearl

Dancer in a mask brooch. Gold tone metal, silver tone mesh, enamel

Dancer in a mask brooch. Gold tone metal, silver tone mesh, enamel

Ear brooch. 925 Sterling silver, aurora borealis. 1940s

Ear brooch. 925 Sterling silver, aurora borealis. 1940s

Egyptian man brooch pin of textured gold tone metal

Egyptian man brooch pin of textured gold tone metal

Egyptian revival Haute Couture necklace, bracelet and earrings. Yellow gold tone metal,glass cabochons of emerald green, sapphire blue and ruby red color

Egyptian revival Haute Couture necklace, bracelet and earrings. Yellow gold tone metal,glass cabochons of emerald green, sapphire blue and ruby red color

Fifth Avenue NY inspired brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Fifth Avenue NY inspired brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Green tone textured metal alloy faux pearl bracelet and earrings

Green tone textured metal alloy faux pearl bracelet and earrings

Hummingbird brooch. Sterling silver, gold tone metal, rhinestone

Hummingbird brooch. Sterling silver, gold tone metal, rhinestone

Ladybug brooch pin. Gold plated, red enamel, rhinestones

Ladybug brooch pin. Gold plated, red enamel, rhinestones

Leaf link gold tone statement necklace

Leaf link gold tone statement necklace

Parrot brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 1940s

Parrot brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 1940s

Pharaoh Egyptian revival style brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones

Pharaoh Egyptian revival style brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones

Poodle pair brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel of chocolate and milky color. 1940s. 12 cm

Poodle pair brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel of chocolate and milky color. 1940s. 12 cm

Square shaped gold tone earrings

Starfish brooch pin of gold tone, faux pearls

Starfish brooch pin of gold tone, faux pearls

Starfish pin brooch. Gold tone textured metal, art glass

Starfish pin brooch. Gold tone textured metal, art glass

Statement runway clip on earrings

Statement runway clip on earrings

Street sign 5th Ave 50th St brooch pin of gold tone. 1950s

Street sign 5th Ave 50th St brooch pin of gold tone. 1950s

Textured gold tone enameled earrings. 1950s

Textured gold tone enameled earrings. 1950s

Trademark charm

Trademark charm