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Signed Bartek vintage costume jewelry

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Signed Bartek vintage costume jewelry

Grape leaf silver tone brooch and clip on earrings. Signed Bartek vintage costume jewelry

Signed Bartek vintage costume jewelry
The history of the Bartek jewelry brand began in Connecticut in the early 1940s and lasted no more than two decades. It was the family business of Stephen R Bartek Jr (1912-1995) and his wife Frances (1911-1999). Living in Wallingford, New Haven County, the Bartek family had six sons – John, Robert, Steven, William, James and Richard. The founder of the company himself, Bartek Jr was the son of a blacksmith and learned the craft from his father, having decided to become a jeweler at a young age.
Noteworthy, in the late 1930s he already worked for the famous Napier jewelry company, which is confirmed by archival documents. According to them, Bartek was on the list of hired silversmiths. Thus, Bartek gained valuable experience in jewelry making, which allowed him to start his own business.
He set up his own workshop and opened a jewelry store in the early 1940s. Bartek led the company at least until the 1960s. One of the confirmation of this is the document of the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut in 1955, where Bartek was the defendant as the owner of the company.
Handcrafted, high quality, stylish and rare, Bartek jewelry is collectible.

Ball ribbon modernist gold filled clip on earrings

Ball ribbon modernist gold filled clip on earrings

Signature

Signature

Signed Bartek vintage costume jewelry (1940s-1960s)

Black onyx gold plated medallion pendant. 1940s

Black onyx gold plated medallion pendant. 1940s

Circle design gold tone brooch pin

Circle design gold tone brooch pin

Clamper bracelet of gold tone. 1960s

Clamper bracelet of gold tone. 1960s

Double looped oval gold tone clip earrings. 1960s

Double looped oval gold tone clip earrings. 1960s

Filigree flower silver tone clip on earrings

Filigree flower silver tone clip on earrings

Gold tone faux pearls rhinestones. 3.4 cm. 1960s

Gold tone faux pearls rhinestones. 3.4 cm. 1960s

Half circle fanned textured smooth gold tone clip earrings

Half circle fanned textured smooth gold tone clip earrings

Autumn Leaf gold tone textured metal clip on earrings

Autumn Leaf gold tone textured metal clip on earrings

Leaf openwork design gold tone clip on earrings. 2.5 cm. 1950s

Leaf openwork design gold tone clip on earrings. 2.5 cm. 1950s

Modernist gold tone clip earrings. 1960s

Modernist gold tone clip earrings. 1960s

Oak leaf esign gold plated clip on earrings. 1950s

Oak leaf esign gold plated clip on earrings. 1950s

Ribbon support gold tone brooch

Ribbon support gold tone brooch

Silver tone curved bars and ball design clip on earrings

Silver tone curved bars and ball design clip on earrings

Teardrop shaped filigree design gold tone clip on earrings

Teardrop shaped filigree design gold tone clip on earrings

Vintage set of bracelet, necklace and clip on earrings of gold tone

Vintage set of bracelet, necklace and clip on earrings of gold tone

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark