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Signed Metzke vintage costume jewelry

Signed Metzke vintage costume jewelry

Snail brooch pin. Pewter. Signed Metzke vintage costume jewelry

Signed Metzke vintage costume jewelry

Located in Tallahassee, Florida, American jewelry company Metzke Inc. was founded in 1963. In fact, it was a family business, where the main designers were Dr. Fred W. Metzke and his wife Mary. Thanks to the talent of Dr. Metzke as the artist, and the creativity of his wife Mary, the small family company has grown to one of the largest pewterware manufacturers in the world. Metzke’s clients included such icons as Disney, Smithsonian, Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s. Also, large catalogs of gifts and thousands of small gift shops and boutiques sold their works.

In 1972, their son Stephen joined the family business having become the president of the company. However, in 1997 the company closed its doors, after three decades of successful work. Accordingly, all items marked “Metzke” are vintage and, thanks to their high quality and craftsmanship, are collectible. The price of these products will increase every year.

Butterfly brooch pin. Pewter. 1975

Butterfly brooch pin. Pewter. 1975

Noteworthy, another family owned company W.T.Wilson of Providence, Rhode Island, which manufactures pewter items, purchased rich heritage of Metzke Inc. In particular, over 3,000 designs in several hundred categories.

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Signed Metzke vintage costume jewelry

Cat brooch. Pewter

Cat brooch. Pewter

Cowboy Boots Pin. 1992

Cowboy Boots Pin. 1992

Daisy pewter pendant. 1973

Daisy pewter pendant. 1973

Elephant vintage pewter brooch

Elephant vintage pewter brooch

Flower brooch pin. Pewter, 1970s

Flower brooch pin. Pewter, 1970s

Hog Pin. Pewter. 1970s

Hog Pin. Pewter. 1970s

Indian tribal man, Wolf silver pewter brooch pins

Indian tribal man, Wolf silver pewter brooch pins

Lion pin

Lion pin

Moose Pin

Moose Pin

Mushroom pin of brass tone

Mushroom pin of brass tone

Owl brooch textured pewter

Owl brooch textured pewter

Pewter Mushroom Pin Brooch

Pewter Mushroom Pin Brooch

Pineapple gold tone pin brooch. Pewter, gilding

Pineapple gold tone pin brooch. Pewter, gilding

Ram pin

Ram pin

Roman woman with olive branch pin

Roman woman with olive branch pin

Rooster brooch. Gilding over pewter. 1970s

Rooster brooch. Gilding over pewter. 1970s

St. Valentine's heart lapel pin brooch. 1989

St. Valentine’s heart lapel pin brooch. 1989

Standing men couple, pewter

Standing men couple, pewter

Starfish brooch pin

Starfish brooch pin

Strawberry pewter pin

Strawberry pewter pin

Sun Face pewter brooch pin

Sun Face pewter brooch pin

Sun Face Pewter Cufflinks

Sun Face Pewter Cufflinks

Sunflower pewter brooch pin

Sunflower pewter brooch pin

Tree of life brooch pin. Pewter

Tree of life brooch pin. Pewter

Wagon silver pewter brooch pin

Wagon silver pewter brooch pin