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The Museum Company vintage costume jewelry

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The Museum Company vintage costume jewelry

Japanese Rabbit 24K gold plated brooch pin. Adapted from a 19th century Japanese motif, Rabbit is one of the twelve Zodiac symbols. Also, the symbol of virtue and cunning, according to Oriental folklore. The Museum Company vintage costume jewelry

The Museum Company vintage costume jewelry

The history of jewelry trademark “The Museum Company” began in 1997 in Denver, Colorado. The president of this private company is Jon Fetzer. According to sources, the company has become the world’s largest retailer of fine art reproductions from the world’s greatest museums. Noteworthy, in addition to buying directly from famous museums, the company manufactures its own costume jewelry inspired by museum collections.
These brooches, pins and earrings are truly wearable art. Traditionally sold in a branded box with the name of the company, each museum reproduction jewelry is accompanied by a paper notice with a short history of the original. Also, some decorations have the TMC marking on the back. The company’s craftsmen work by hand using high quality materials, including gold plating, bronze, Austrian crystals and marcasites.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has an extensive network of stores in many major US cities.

Heart dangle earrings. 925 sterling silver, marcasite, garnet

Heart dangle earrings. 925 sterling silver, marcasite, garnet

Queen Victoria’s love of jewelry with hearts and garnets inspired the fashion trends for most of the 19th century. According to belief, garnets are talismans of faithfulness, hope and true friendship.

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The Museum Company vintage costume jewelry

Brand's jewelry box

Brand’s jewelry box

Butterfly brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 7 cm. 1990s

Butterfly brooch based on 18th century illustration by English naturalist Edward Donovan. Gold plated bronze, enamel, Austrian crystals. 7 cm. 1990s

Carousel Pig brooch, enameled brass

Carousel Pig brooch, enameled brass

Doves of Venus brooch. Gold tone alloy, faux pearl, rhinestones, acrylic. 7 cm. 1990s

Doves of Venus brooch. Gold tone alloy, faux pearl, rhinestones, acrylic. 7 cm. 1990s

Elephant brooch. 925 silver, marcasite

Elephant brooch. 925 silver, marcasite

Eucalyptus brooch. Gold plated pewter

Eucalyptus brooch. Gold plated pewter

Stag sterling silver pin

Stag sterling silver pin reproduced from a diptych designed for King Richard’s private worship

Victorian Thimble brooch. Gold tone, faux pearl, art glass. 5.5 cm. 1990s

Thimble brooch. Gold tone, faux pearl, art glass. 5.5 cm. 1990s. Victorian suitors gave their tie tacks as gifts. Their ladies would then have them made into keepsake jewelry. Adapted from the 19th century sewing accessories in the National Museum of American history

Winterthur parrot brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel

Winterthur parrot brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. Hand-painted Chinese wallpaper decorated with gayly plumage parrots. Circa 1770