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Phyllis vintage costume jewelry

Phyllis vintage costume jewelry

Flower vintage brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones. 1950s. Phyllis vintage costume jewelry

Phyllis vintage costume jewelry
Founded Providence, Rhode Island in 1946, the American company Phyllis, or Phyllis Original, was active in the costume jewelry market for no more than two decades. In early 1960s the company ceased to exist. Unfortunately, there is very little information about the history of this company and its founders. The company made costume jewelry of silver, sterling silver or with 12 K gold plating on a metal base. Basically, the designers of this company adhered to the Art Deco style, with an abundance of diamond style stones, crystals and rhinestones. Traditionally, all products of this company have the marking – 1 / 20-12 K GF and Phyllis on the back of the products. However, initially the products had marking “Sterling Phyllis” in cursive (before 1948). Noteworthy, products signed with Italian name “Scitarelli” also belong to Phyllis.
According to sources, since 1946 Providence based company M. & S. Manufacturing Co., Inc. began distributing the Phyllis designer line, the division of which Phyllis soon became.
Rare quality costume jewelry and luxurious accessory of this brand has already moved into the category of antique, and is highly collectible.

Ballerina brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones. 1940s

Ballerina brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones. 1940s

Phyllis vintage costume jewelry

Art Deco brooch. 12 K gold filled, amethyst and clear rhinestones. M&S for Phyllis

Art Deco brooch. 12 K gold filled, amethyst and clear rhinestones

Blue Rhinestone Earrings

Blue Rhinestone Earrings

Bow and flower design brooch. 12 K gold filled, purple and clear rhinestones. 1940s

Bow and flower design brooch. 12 K gold filled, purple and clear rhinestones. 1940s

Buckle motif brooch. 14 K gold, seed pearl

Buckle motif brooch. 14 K gold, seed pearl

Butterfly brooch pin. 12 K Gold filled, before 1940

Butterfly brooch pin. 12 K Gold filled, before 1940

Clear Rhinestones Screw Back Earrings. 1970s

Clear Rhinestones Screw Back Earrings. 1970s

Cross style art Deco pendant. Sterling silver, cabochons

Cross style art Deco pendant. Sterling silver, cabochons

Emerald green and clear rhinestone earrings. 12K Gold Filled

Emerald green and clear rhinestone earrings. 12K Gold Filled

Heart shaped sterling silver rhinestone earrings

Heart shaped sterling silver rhinestone earrings

Round shaped floral design brooch pin. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Round shaped floral design brooch pin. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Star flower brooch. Gold tone, crystals. 1940s

Star flower brooch. Gold tone, crystals. 1940s

Three leaf flower brooch pendant. 12K Gold filled, blue rhinestone

Three leaf flower brooch pendant. 12K Gold filled, blue rhinestone

Wreath and flowers sterling silver champagne crystals brooch

Wreath and flowers sterling silver champagne crystals brooch

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