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Harry Klitzner vintage costume jewelry

Harry Klitzner vintage costume jewelry

Scottish bagpiper brooch of gold tone, rhinestones. 6.5 cm. 1950s. Harry Klitzner vintage costume jewelry

Harry Klitzner vintage costume jewelry
The history of Providence based family company “Klitzner Industries” began at the turn of the century, in 1907. Its founder, fourteen-year-old Harry Klitzner worked as a plater’s helper in someone else’s jewelry shop. When he went home, he made fraternal emblematic jewelry in the back of his mother’s candy store on Bernon Street in
Providence. The first success was an elk’s tooth carved from Alaskan walrus for members of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks. In fact, Harry’s dream to own a successful company, was helped along by family members during those early years. His first recruit was his sister, Lillian, who had worked for Klitzner Industries for about 60 years. Then followed his 15-year-old niece Ruth Goldman. Robert A. Klitzner, Harry’s son joined the company after service in World War II. Another son, William, and Harry’s grandchildren, Aland and Carl also became the part of the company.
By 1980s, Klitzner Industries consisted of four divisions: Harry Klitzner Company, fraternal jewelry; Providence Emblem, industrial and premium jewelry; Historic Providence Mint, consumer collectibles; and K.I. Special Sales, private label manufacturing.
A family company with more than 110 years of experience, has registered more than a dozen trademarks and is still active.

Deer brooch. Antiqued bronze tone metal, red rhinestones eyes. 1970s

Deer brooch. Antiqued bronze tone metal, red rhinestones eyes. 1960s

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Harry Klitzner vintage costume jewelry

Black enamel gold tone tie clip

Black enamel gold tone tie clip

Caravan of the Wise Men pointing to the Star in the Easts, religious design belt buckle of brass tone. 1970s

Caravan of the Wise Men pointing to the Star in the Easts, religious design belt buckle of brass tone. 1970s

Gold plated enameled Tie bar clip

Gold plated enameled Tie bar clip

Masonic symbols belt buckle. Bronze tone metal, blue enamel. 1980s

Masonic symbols belt buckle. Bronze tone metal, blue enamel. 1980s

Praying hands round shaped filigree design pendant. Gold plated brass tone metal, rhinestones. 1960s

Praying hands round shaped filigree design pendant. Gold plated brass tone metal, rhinestones. 1960s

Round shaped Masonic brooch pendant. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones. 1980s

Round shaped Masonic brooch pendant. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones. 1980s

Tie clasp of gold tone, enamel

Tie clasp of gold tone, enamel

Turkish warrior brooch. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, enamel. 4.5 sm. 1960s

Turkish warrior brooch. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, enamel. 4.5 sm. 1960s

Turkish warrior on camel vintage brooch. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, enamel. 4.5 sm. 1970s

Turkish warrior on camel vintage brooch. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, enamel. 4.5 sm. 1970s

Turtle lapel pin. Antique gold tone, green rhinestones

Turtle lapel pin. Antique gold tone, green rhinestones. 1940s

United Commercial Travelers UCT tie bar. Gold tone metal, enamel

United Commercial Travelers UCT tie bar. Gold tone metal, enamel

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