Glitter enamel rhinestones gold tone Christmas tree brooch. Signed AS vintage costume jewelry
Signed AS vintage costume jewelry (1974-1998)
Many traditional costume jewelry companies launched additional holiday jewelry lines or trademarks during the 1970-80s, with Christmas tree pins being a big seller. The trend continued into the early 1990s.
Searching for the history of the jewelry brand “A.S.” took a lot of time and effort, but it is worth it. Terrific and beautiful holiday brooches with traditional motifs – Christmas trees, snowmen, balls, Santa Clauses, deer, bells, snowflakes and wreaths traditionally attract vintage jewelry collectors.
A jewelry workshop for the production of costume jewelry, and in particular with a Christmas and Halloween theme, existed in California from 1974 until late 1990s. A small team of jewelers handcrafted Christmas pins using gold and silver tone metal alloys, pewter, glitter and multicolor enamels, rhinestones and Aurora Borealis crystals.
About the maker’s mark. There is a slight confusion with the marking. Some mistakenly read it as “ASO”. Actually, the marking on oval cartouche includes the initials “A.S.” and a copyright sign, or a stylized notation for the word “company”. Noteworthy, some Christmas pins were sold on holiday cards and with the designation of the place of manufacture – “Made in CA”.
Ball Christmas ornament pendant pin. Gold tone, enamel
Signed AS vintage costume jewelry
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Trademark 1974 – 1998 by Anthony C. Standard, California