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Signed Charel vintage costume jewelry

Signed Charel vintage costume jewelry

Flying duck vintage brooch. Gold tone bijouterie alloy, glass rhinestones, colored glass, gilding. 1960s. 8.5 cm. Signed Charel vintage costume jewelry

Signed Charel vintage costume jewelry
This vintage collectible brooch signed Charel with copyright logo was made after 1955. In fact, all products bearing the Charel marking without a copyright sign refer to the period before 1955. According to history, in 1947 the US Congress expanded copyright laws to include product illustrations and art designs. Noteworthy, in 1955 a federal judge ruled that jewelry designs are “works of art” and therefore should be protected under US copyright law. Meanwhile, on the basis of this law, another famous Trifari company won a case against Charel in a lawsuit in 1955.
Unfortunately, there is little information about the history of Charel Jewelry co Inc. Founded in Brooklyn, NY, in 1945, the company ended its activity before 1980. The rare, hand-made Charel jewelry is an example of the high quality and craftsmanship of the jewelers. Traditionally, the craftsmen of this company used alloys of metals of gold and silver tones, lucite, artificial pearls, enamel, rhinestones and crystals. All costume decorations of this company are a rare collectible vintage, and undoubtedly, the price for them will increase every year.

Faux pearl silver tone metal, rhinestones clips. 1950s. 2.5 cm

Faux pearl silver tone metal, rhinestones clips. 1950s. 2.5 cm

Copyright sign which appeared in 1955

Copyright sign which appeared in 1955

Signature without copyright sign

Signature without copyright sign

Signed Charel vintage costume jewelry

Beautiful plant motif clips. Silver tone metal, Swarovski crystals, faux pearls. 1960s

Beautiful plant motif clips. Silver tone metal, Swarovski crystals, faux pearls. 1960s

Bow brooch pin. Matte gold tone textured metal, enamel. 8 cm

Bow brooch pin. Matte gold tone textured metal, enamel. 8 cm

Double leaf bud pin brooch. Gold tone textured metal

Double leaf bud pin brooch. Gold tone textured metal

Floral design clip on earrings. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones. Before 1955

Floral design clip on earrings. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones. Before 1955

Flower Leaf brooch pin. Gold tone metal, faux pearl

Flower Leaf brooch pin. Gold tone metal, faux pearl

Gorgeous lucite necklace of gold tone

Gorgeous lucite necklace of gold tone

Leaf clips. Lucite, silver tone metal, rhinestones. 3.5 cm. 1950s

Leaf clips. Lucite, silver tone metal, rhinestones. 3.5 cm. 1950s

Leaf shaped brooch pin. Gold tone textured metal, rhinestone

Leaf shaped brooch pin. Gold tone textured metal, rhinestone

Maple leaf brooch. Gold tone textured metal, cultured pearl

Maple leaf brooch. Gold tone textured metal, cultured pearl

Molded lucite necklace and clip on earrings. Silver tone metal. 1960s

Molded lucite necklace and clip on earrings. Silver tone metal. 1960s

Pansy flower gold tone faux pearl brooch

Pansy flower gold tone faux pearl brooch

Pearl and leaf wreath brooch pin. 1950s

Pearl and leaf wreath brooch pin. 1950s

Rhinestone Faux Pearl Clip On Earrings

Rhinestone Faux Pearl Clip On Earrings

Rose flower brooch of gold tone

Rose flower brooch of gold tone

Swirl clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, faux pearls

Swirl clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, faux pearls

Shell Brooch. Gold tone metal

Shell Brooch. Gold tone metal

Silver tone faux pearls, rhinestones clip on earrings. 1940s

Silver tone faux pearls, rhinestones clip on earrings. 1940s

Tulip flower pin brooch. Gold tone alloy, pink and light green enamel

Tulip flower pin brooch. Gold tone alloy, pink and light green enamel

White Daisy clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, lucite

White Daisy clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, lucite