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Marslieu vintage costume jewelry

Clown with a ball brooch. Gold plated sterling silver, art glass, plastic, rhinestones. 6.9 cm. 1947. Book piece. Designer Frederick J.Pearsall. Marslieu vintage costume jewelry

Marslieu vintage costume jewelry
Traditionally, while expanding their business, many large jewelry companies registered several jewelry trademarks. And the Imperial Pearl Company, later the Imperial Pearl Syndicate, is no exception. For more than a hundred years of operation, Imperial Pearl has registered several trademarks. Specifically, the first brand was Marslieu (1928 – 1948), followed by Imperial (1943 – 1986). Also, Sculpted Pearls (1952 – 1992), Chicago Syndicate(1976 – 1982), Chandelle(1977 – 1983), Sabre (1976 – 1983), and Attachments (1993 – 2001).
The first products labeled Marslieu appeared in 1928. These were handcrafted figural costume decorations made with the use of sterling silver, gold plating, rhinestones and luminous faux pearls. The marking on the back side of each item included the word “Marslieu” in writing letters and “Sterling Silver Pat Pend” on oval base. Frederick J.Pearsall was the main designer of the company. Located at 7 Beverly St. Providence 3, Rhode Island, Marslieu was active for two decades, from 1928 to 1948.

Antique harp brooch. Sterling silver gold plated pave rhinestones

Antique harp brooch. Sterling silver gold plated pave rhinestones. 1940s

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Marslieu vintage costume jewelry

Amur Arrow brooch. Gold filled sterling silver, crystals, pearls. 6.7 cm. 1947

Amur Arrow brooch. Gold filled sterling silver, crystals, pearls. 6.7 cm. 1947

Hand holding ball vintage brooch. Sterling silver, faux pearl, pave rhinestones

Hand holding ball vintage brooch. Sterling silver, faux pearl, pave rhinestones

Nautilus shell brooch and earrings. Gold plated sterling silver, cultural pearl

Nautilus shell brooch and earrings. Gold plated sterling silver, cultural pearl

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Bird brooch. Gold plated sterling silver, faux pearl, pave rhinestones. 1940s

Bird brooch. Gold plated sterling silver, faux pearl, pave rhinestones. 1940s

Cornucopia brooch. Gold plated sterling silver, cultured pearls, rhinestones. 1940s

Cornucopia brooch. Gold plated sterling silver, cultured pearls, rhinestones. 1940s

Flower brooch. Moonglow stone, pave and baguette rhinestones, sterling silver, gold plated. 1940s

Flower brooch. Moonglow stone, pave and baguette rhinestones, sterling silver, gold plated. 1940s

Fruit basket brooch. Gold plated sterling silver, rhinestones, faux pearls. 1930s

Fruit basket brooch. Gold plated sterling silver, rhinestones, faux pearls. 1930s

Owl brooch. Sterling silver, gold plated, rhinestones, faux pearl. 1940s

Owl brooch. Sterling silver, gold plated, rhinestones, faux pearl. 1940s

Seashell sterling silver brooch and earrings. 1930s

Seashell sterling silver brooch and earrings. 1930s

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