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Polcini Ledo vintage costume jewelry

Ancient dancer (Egyptian motif) articulated legs vintage brooch. Gold and silver tone, enamel. Polcini Ledo vintage costume jewelry

Polcini Ledo vintage costume jewelry
The history of Polcini jewelry brand began in 1911 in Mamaroneck, not far from New York. Its founder, Ralph Polcini moved from Italy to America at the beginning of the last century and began producing fine jewelry.
In 1949 he renamed his company into a “Leading Jewelry Manufacturing Company” and changed the mark to Ledo. Thanks to these renames, one can quite accurately determine the age of a particular decoration. Thus, in 1949 his jewelry items included Ledo marks with capital letters. Decorations made from 1949 to 1962 had the name of the brand and the year of manufacture. Since the beginning of the 1960s, the marking included Polcini stamp.
Anyway, Polcini and Ledo marked pieces are genuine rarities.
Made by hand and with great skill and high quality, his jewelry surpassed many competitors. Traditionally, the craftsmen used high quality materials including silver, and gold plating, fine rhinestones, and natural stones.
Ralph Polcini died in 1954, and his son Damon took over the company. Proud of his family business, Damon returned the name Polcini to the company in 1960.
Incorporated in 1911, Polcini jewelry company ceased to exist in the early 1980s.

Polcini Ledo vintage costume jewelry

Elephant’s head brooch. 1960s. Gold tone, rhinestones

Signature Polcini

Maker’s mark

1950 ad

1950 ad

Polcini Ledo vintage costume jewelry

Ladybug on a leaf gold plated brooch. 5.5 cm. 1962

Ladybug on a leaf gold plated brooch. 5.5 cm. 1962

Crystal flower brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones, art glass. 4 cm. 1950s

Crystal flower brooch. Silver tone, rhinestones, art glass. 4 cm. 1950s

Leaf brooch. Gold tone textured metal, faux pearls, rhinestones. 1960s. 6 cm

Leaf brooch. Gold tone textured metal, faux pearls, rhinestones. 1960s. 6 cm

Art Deco flower bouquet brooch. Silver tone metal, crystals

Art Deco flower bouquet brooch. Silver tone, crystals

Ballerina pendant of silver tone metal

Ballerina pendant of silver tone metal

Blue glass, clear rhinestones leaf brooch

Blue glass, clear rhinestones leaf brooch

Butterfly brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Butterfly brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

'Diamons and gold' flowers brooch. Jewelry alloy, gold plated, crystals. 6 cm

‘Diamonds and gold’ flowers brooch. Gold plated, crystals. 6 cm

Exquisite set of brooch and earrings. Jewelry alloy, crystals, artificial sapphire. Brooch 6 cm, clips 5 cm. 1960s

Set of brooch and earrings. Silver tone, crystals, faux sapphire. Brooch 6 cm, clips 5 cm. 1960s

Fantasy brooch. Jewelry alloy of silver tone, faux ruby, rhinestones

Fantasy brooch. Silver tone, faux ruby, rhinestones

Fox brooch, mix of gold and silver tone metals, rhinestones, cabochons

Fox brooch, mix of gold and silver tone, rhinestones, cabochons

Golf player vintage Art Deco style brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals

Golf player Art Deco brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals

Green swirl round brooch. Enamel, rhinestones, jewelry alloy

Green swirl round brooch. Enamel, rhinestones, silver tone

Green-eyed gold tone crystals owl brooch

Green-eyed gold tone crystals owl brooch

Juicy pear brooch. Jewelry alloy, Swarovski crystals. 5.5 cm

Pear brooch. Gold tone, Swarovski crystals. 5.5 cm

Leaves and berries vintage brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, cabochons

Leaves and berries brooch. Gold tone, glass cabochons

Lion King brooch. Gold plated, jewelry alloy, crystals

Lion King brooch. Gold plated, crystals

Multicolor enameled clips

Multicolor enameled clips

Musician vintage brooch. Marked Polcini, 8 cm. Movable arm. Jewelry alloy of gold and silver tone, enamel

Musician vintage brooch. 8 cm. Movable arm. Gold and silver tone, enamel

Owl brooch. 1962. Gold tone, blue crystals

Owl brooch. 1962. Gold tone, blue crystals

Patriotic US flag earrings and brooch. Enamel, rhinestones, jewelry alloy

Patriotic US flag earrings and bow brooch. Enamel, rhinestones

Pearl flower silver tone brooch with rhinestones

Pearl flower silver tone brooch with rhinestones

Pierrot necklace of gold tone

Pierrot necklace of gold tone

Pink flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Pink flower brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Roses brooch. Metal, plastic. 5.5 cm

Roses brooch. Metal, milk tone plastic. 5.5 cm

Silver and gold set of earrings and brooch

Silver and gold set of earrings and brooch

Three leaf earrings. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Three leaf earrings. Gold tone, enamel

Tiger brooch. 1970s. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, enamel

Tiger brooch. 1970s. Gold tone, rhinestones, enamel

Toy soldier brooch pendant with movabale parts

Toy soldier brooch pendant with moveable parts

Turquoise color cabochon oval brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Turquoise color cabochon oval brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Wreath brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Wreath brooch

Signed Ledo 1961

Ledo 1961 mark