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Walter Lampl vintage costume jewelry

Walter Lampl vintage costume jewelry

Chinese Maid fur clip. Gold plated metal alloy, enamel. 1940s. Walter Lampl vintage costume jewelry

Walter Lampl vintage costume jewelry
The history of the American jewelry brand “Walter Lampl” began after the Second World War, in 1945. Its founder, Walter Lampl Sr. was born in 1895 to a poor family in New York. Since childhood, he had to work, selling newspapers on the streets and dreaming of a better life. His ambition, coupled with his talent, paid off. First, he bought long chains and shortened them to fit a watch. Thus, he earned his first money to start hiw own business. Gradually, he took a more serious interest in the jewelry business. Already in 1921, at the age of 26, he founded a wholesale jewelry company of the same name, with an office and showroom at New York’s 47th Street. In fact, it was a family business of Walter, his wife and their growing son.
Traditionally, the designer created quality jewelry using gold filling, sterling silver, moonstone and rhinestones. Known for the quality and exceptional designs, Walter’s jewelry was very popular. Realistic hand-made insect brooches and pins, as well as unique figurative brooches, are now rare and highly collectible. Until 1945, jewelry markings on the back of items included “Sterling” and the initials “WL” in script in a shield.
Unfortunately, Walter passed away in 1945 at the age of 50. His wife and son continued his business, but in 1959 the company ceased to exist.

12 K gold filled rose brooch. 1960s

12 K gold filled rose brooch. 1960s

Walter Lampl vintage costume jewelry

14 K gold plated sterling silver crystal leaf brooch

14 K gold plated sterling silver crystal leaf brooch

Ballerina with basket of flowers sterling silver brooch. 1940s

Ballerina with basket of flowers sterling silver brooch. 1940s

Bee brooch. 14 K gold filled metal alloy, rhinestones

Bee brooch. 14 K gold filled metal alloy, rhinestones

Blooming dahlia sterling silver brooch

Blooming dahlia sterling silver brooch

Bow brooch. 925 sterling silver, amethyst glass

Bow brooch. 925 sterling silver, amethyst glass

Carnelian flower 14 K gold filled brooch

Carnelian flower 14 K gold filled brooch

Carved amethyst scarabs floral design sterling silver brooch

Carved amethyst scarabs floral design sterling silver brooch

Chinese woman and man paired pins. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones, enamel. 1940s

Chinese woman and man paired pins. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones, enamel. 1940s

Clown juggling rings 1940s brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Clown juggling rings 1940s brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Daisy flower sterling silver brooch. 1940s

Daisy flower sterling silver brooch. 1940s

Double flower gold filled brooch. 1920s

Double flower gold filled brooch. 1920s

Floral design sterling silver pin brooch

Floral design sterling silver pin brooch

Flower pin. 12 gold filled. 1950s

Flower pin. 12 gold filled. 1950s

Gorgeous heart leaf design brooch and earrings. Sterling silver

Gorgeous heart leaf design brooch and earrings. Sterling silver

Heart sterling silver enamel pendant

Heart sterling silver enamel pendant

Insect sterling silver brooch

Insect sterling silver brooch

Initials WL signature

Initials WL signature

Leaf branch sterling silver brooch

Leaf branch sterling silver brooch

Leaves and bow 12 K gold filled brooch

Leaves and bow 12 K gold filled brooch

Love birds sterling silver moonstone brooch pin

Love birds sterling silver moonstone brooch pin

Modernist design sterling silver yellow rhinestone earrings. 1940s

Modernist design sterling silver yellow rhinestone earrings. 1940s

Oak leaves and acorns brooch. 925 Sterling silver

Oak leaves and acorns brooch. 925 Sterling silver

Orchid flower 12k Gold Filled brooch

Orchid flower 12k Gold Filled brooch

Pansy flower watch pendant. Sterling silver, enamel

Pansy flower watch pendant. Sterling silver, enamel

Poinsettia and holly perfume brooch. Sterling silver, enamel, marcasite. 1920s

Poinsettia and holly perfume brooch. Sterling silver, enamel, marcasite. 1920s

Rose heart charm pendant. Sterling silver, enamel

Rose heart charm pendant. Sterling silver, enamel

Signature

Signature

Tied with a silver ribbon bow flowers brooch. Sterling silver

Tied with a silver ribbon bow flowers brooch. Sterling silver

Signature

Signature