Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Signed AS vintage costume jewelry

Signed AS vintage costume jewelry

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.

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. Handcrafting holiday pins, a small team of jewelers used gold and silver tone metal alloys, pewter, glitter 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”. Sold on holiday cards, some pins have the designation of the place of manufacture – “Made in CA”.

Ball Christmas ornament pendant pin. Gold tone, enamel

Ball Christmas ornament pendant pin of gold tone, enamel

Maker's mark 1

Maker’s mark

A S mfg Co., Inc

Another A S Mfg Company which operated in Rhode Island

Signed AS vintage costume jewelry

Angel Christmas silver tone brooch

Angel silver tone brooch

Basket Weave Silver Tone Christmas stocking with gifts pin

Basket Weave Silver Tone stocking with gifts pin

Box Christmas pin. Gold tone, enamel

Box pin of gold tone, enamel

Christmas tree brooch pin. Yellow gold tone metal, crystals. 1990s

Christmas tree brooch pin. Yellow gold tone metal, crystals. 1990s

Dove Peace brooch with ball charm. Pewter, enamel. 1990s

Dove Peace brooch with ball charm. Pewter, enamel. 1990s

Dragonfly on flower gold tone enameled brooch

Dragonfly on flower gold tone enameled brooch

Gold tone enameled Christmas wreath brooch with crystals. 1990s

Gold tone enameled wreath brooch with crystals. 1990s

Green enamel gold tone Austrian crystals Christmas tree brooch pin. 1990s

Green enamel gold tone Austrian crystals Christmas tree brooch pin. 1990s

Halloween Ghost and bat pewter brooch with rhinestones

Halloween Ghost and bat pewter brooch with rhinestones

Ladybug brooch. Gold tone, Swarovski crystals. 1980s

Ladybug brooch of gold tone, Swarovski crystals. 1980s

Poinsettia Christmas pin brooch. Gold tone, glitter enamel, crystals. 1990s

Poinsettia pin brooch of gold tone, glitter enamel, crystals. 1990s

Red bow Christmas pin brooch. Pewter, enamel, crystals. 1990s

Red bow pin brooch. Pewter, enamel, crystals. 1990s

Silver plated enameled Christmas tree brooch with crystals. 1990s

Silver plated enameled brooch with crystals. 1990s

Smiling bunny gold tone pin brooch

Smiling bunny gold tone pin brooch

Snowflake Christmas brooch pin. Pewter, Aurora Borealis crystals

Snowflake brooch pin. Pewter, Aurora Borealis crystals

Snowman and Angel pewter enamel rhinestone brooch

Snowman and Angel pewter enamel rhinestone brooch

Vintage Christmas Bell brooch. Gold and silver tone, crystals

Christmas Bell brooch. Gold and silver tone, crystals

Witch Hat Halloween brooch pin with charms. Silver tone, enamel, rhinestones

Witch Hat Halloween brooch pin with charms. Silver tone, enamel, rhinestones

Wreath Christmas brooch pin. Pewter, enamel, rhinestones. 1990s

Wreath brooch pin. Pewter, enamel, rhinestones. 1990s

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Trademark 1974 - 1998 by Anthony C. Standard

Trademark 1974 – 1998 by Anthony C. Standard, California