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Stephen Barlow vintage costume jewelry

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Stephen Barlow vintage costume jewelry

Lighthouse vintage oval brooch. 4 cm. Gold tone, polymer, handpainted. Stephen Barlow vintage costume jewelry

Stephen Barlow vintage costume jewelry
The history of Providence company Barlow Designs, Inc. began in 1978. Initially, it was a small design studio that created exquisite collections of jewelry. Also, gifts and accessories depicting Barlow’s engravings made in the scrimshaw technique. Especially popular and desirable among Americans are gifts for men. Among them stylish money clips, tie pins and sets of cufflinks, pocket knives, key rings, and much more.
Barlow brand includes high quality and original design jewelry on various themes: sports, marine, floral or retro and so on. Artfully tinted by hand, each drawing or pattern emphasizes the beauty of engraving.
His oval-shaped brooches on ivory-colored polymer base include beautiful hand-painted motifs inspired by nature – landscapes, birds and flowers.
Collectors and lovers of vintage jewelry especially appreciate made in 1980s-1990s pieces that have a special poetic and extraordinary beauty.

Stephen Barlow vintage costume jewelry

Flying geese oval pin

American artist and an outstanding master engraver Barlow has been creating works of art for over 40 years. He works in the style of realism, with exceptional detail and classical composition. Many of these original works decorate the galleries and museums, as well as private collections.

Marked Barlow solid brass

Maker’s mark

Stephen Barlow vintage costume jewelry

Pheasant Bird money clip

Pheasant Bird money clip

Scrimshaw technique – a drawing on a bone with a tint, an unusual and very rare art of creating beautiful works. A unique way of “drawing” on the bone appeared in 1745-1759 in the American whalers, who put pictures on mammoth tusks, walrus tusks or whale teeth. In fact, this technique is very complex and painstaking. However, the end of the whale era, by and large, marked the end of the art of Scrimshaw.

Little birds vintage oval pin. 4 cm

Little birds vintage oval pin. 4 cm

In the early 1900s, Scrimshaw became a lost art, although a highly educated part of the public began to show interest in this natural antiques. Due to the rich maritime history of the east coast of America, it became the place of purchase and sale of works with a maritime theme.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, scrimshaw art gained worldwide recognition thanks to the large collection of US President John F. Kennedy.

Nowadays, a product made in the Scrimshaw technique is certainly a rare and original gift, because very few people around the world own this art. According to sources, not more than a hundred people belong to a limited circle of craftsmen working in scrimshaw technique.

Stephen Barlow vintage costume jewelry

Teapot oval handpainted vintage pin. 4 cm

Teapot oval handpainted vintage pin. 4 cm

Rose pin

Rose pin

Basket of flowers brooch. 24 K gold plated. 4 cm. 1980s

Basket of flowers brooch. 24 K gold plated. 4 cm. 1980s

Anchor tie pin

Anchor tie clip pin

Black Labrador moneyclip

Black Labrador moneyclip

Butterfly on grass oval pin. 3.5 cm

Butterfly on grass oval pin. 3.5 cm

Flower oval pendant

Flower oval pendant

Buffalo brass buckle

Buffalo brass buckle

Vintage broochg Basket. 3.5 cm

Basket brooch. 3.5 cm

Cat gold plated brooch. 4 cm. 1980s

Cat gold plated brooch. 4 cm. 1980s

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark