RARE - Vintage Signed 'Polcini' Egyptian Motif Necklace - Originally owned by Ann Miller
Descirption: POLCINI Egyptian Motif Necklace – 1960
Motif Dimensions: width - 10cm, height - 6.5cm
Drop from back of neck - 31.5cm
Materials: Gold Plated Mixed Metals and Resin Detail.
This stunning Egyptian Motif Necklace 491838097. Signed ‘POLCINI’ NK 1960, came from the estate of Ann Miller. It was purchased from Butterfields Auction House in Los Angeles on September 19 2004 by Ellen Sinaiko of Los Angeles CA. The item of jewellery came from Lot #8127.
ABOUT POLCINI JEWELLERY, A Midcentury Retro Vintage Jewellery Designer.
POLCINI Jewellery is a highly sought after Vintage Jewellery Hallmark dating back to 1911. The brand is popular with collectors and enthusiasts. Italian born Ralph Polcini originally started the Polcini company as a manufacturing business in 1911 and it was based out of New York City. In the 1940s-50s the Polcini Jewellery brand used the hallmark “LEDO” on each piece and it wasn’t until the 1960s that the hallmark “Polcini” was used as their mark. In the 1960s, Ralph’s son Damon took over Polcini.
The brand stopped producing jewellery in the 70s or early 80s, their pieces are of very high quality and above average material. It was a very popular brand during the MidCentury and is now considered a collectible designer brand because of it’s high quality and respective price point on the Vintage Jewellery Market.
The Polcini Brand was known for it’s Art Deco style and high quality Rhinestones, gold plate and genuine jewellery pieces for the period. Their jewellery was crafted well, and renowned for quality craftsmanship on each piece – this was a higher-quality brand of costume jewellery and consumers loved their line that mixed beautiful costume piece look with fine jewellery quality craft.
ABOUT ANN MILLER
Johnnie Lucille Collier, known professionally as Ann Miller, was an American dancer, singer and actress. She is best remembered for her work in the Hollywood musical films of the 1940s and 1950s.
Born: April 12, 1923, Chireno, Texas, United States. Died: January 22, 2004.