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Signed Halbe vintage costume jewelry

Signed Halbe vintage costume jewelry

Fabulous flower brooch. Gold tone, rhodium plated, rhinestone pave. 5 cm. 1950s. Signed Halbe vintage costume jewelry

Halbe vintage costume jewelry (1930-50s)
Rare and highly collectible, each piece of jewelry marked “Halbe” is a wearable art, because its creator and designer was a professional artist.
Born in Poland on April 10, 1881, Rudolph Halbe studied art in Germany and became a renowned landscape painter. In Germany, he married Erna, the famous ethnic dancer. The couple enjoyed traveling and in 1919 they emigrated to California, USA.
Rudolph and Erna started their family business with opening jewelry stores in Oakland and Piedmont, California, in the early 1930s. The business was developing successfully, and jewelry lovers liked the exquisite and inexpensive Halbe jewelry made in the Art Deco style. Notably, Halbe-branded jewelry was sold in boutiques on 5th Avenue in New York and in Toronto, Canada. Meanwhile, the artist Halbe continued to paint and participate in art exhibitions, while Erna continued to perform ethnic dances.
Landscape painter, designer, jeweler and businessman, Rudolph Halbe died in Emeryville, California on September 4, 1967, at the age of 86. He left a great legacy in the form of paintings and jewelry, the price of which will rise every year.

Hissing cat brooch. Gold plated alloy, rhinestones

Hissing cat brooch. Gold plated alloy, rhinestones. 1950s

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Signed Halbe vintage costume jewelry (1930-1950s)

Art Deco swirl design clip earrings. Silver tone, faux pearls, crystals

Art Deco swirl design clip earrings. Silver tone, faux pearls, crystals. 1940s

Daisy flower vintage brooch. Rhinestone pave, silver and gold tone

Daisy flower vintage brooch. Rhinestone pave, silver and gold tone. 1940s

Diamante 18 K gold earrings

Diamante 18 K gold earrings. 1940s

Flower brooch. Rhinestone pave, blue enamel, rhodium plated, silver tone

Flower brooch. Rhinestone pave, blue enamel, rhodium plated, silver tone

Gold tone rhinestones flower earrings. 1950s

Gold tone rhinestones flower earrings. 1940s

Shell design silver tone rhinestones clip on earrings. 1940s

Shell design silver tone rhinestones clip on earrings. 1940s

Silver tone rhinestone pave blue enamel flower brooch pin

Silver tone rhinestone pave blue enamel flower brooch pin

Snowflake gold tone rhinestones brooch pin

Snowflake gold tone rhinestones brooch pin. 1950s

Star flower gold tone rhinestone brooch and earrings

Star flower gold tone rhinestone brooch and earrings. 1940s

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Retro poster. 1951

Retro poster. 1951