Signed Linc vintage costume jewelry
Signed Linc vintage costume jewelry (1940-50s)
The history of the American fine costume jewelry brand Linc covers a short period of the 1940s – 1950s. Linc’s jewelry design is a typical example of the jewelry fashion of the 40s and 50s of the last century. These are classic and art deco brooches in the form of flowers and bouquets intertwined with ribbons, floristic compositions made by hand from 12 carat yellow and rose gold, sterling silver and crystals. Noteworthy, the design of most brooches allows them to be worn both as brooches and as pendants.
Rare high-quality Linc jewelry has a high collector rating among fans of antique and vintage costume jewelry.
Significantly, Vogue editor Carol Woolton wrote the book “Floral Jewels” (2014), which includes Linc’s jewels among over 200 images of floral jewelry made by the most famous fashion houses in the last century.
The markings on the oval cartouche include the stylized word Linc, where the elongated base of the letter “L” seems to emphasize the word “inc”. Also, the marking indicates the purity of gold or silver – 1/20 12K or “sterling”.
P.S. A long and unsuccessful search for traces of the Linc company, patents or trademark registration led me to the conclusion that the brand’s name is ‘L. inc.”. Accordingly, the initial “L” can contain the name of the founder of the company or designer, and the word “inc” means “incorporated”.