Signed vintage Joseff of Hollywood Brooch c.1950
This highly sought after vintage brooch by features a patriotic theme with clear rhinestone accents in a carved gold-tone setting.Matte' antiqued Russian gold-plated base metal. All in iconic antiqued gold finish. Nice patina.
Materials: Mixed Metal, Russian Antique Gold Plating
Style: Clip-On Earrings
Era: c. 1940s - U.S.A Vintage
Condition: Good vintage. Comes with original packaging
Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections.
Joseph of Hollywood Jewelry made its reputation by providing the vast majority of jewellery used in Hollywood movies during the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's (although he did not make jewellery from 1942-1944). Owner and designer Eugene Joseffcreated jewellery as glamorous as the era and place in which he worked. "Gone With The Wind" and "Around the World in Eighty Days" are just two of many movies enhanced by Joseff jewellery.
He wanted the jewellery used in period movies to have a basis in historical fact, and the combination of the requirements of the movie industry and his own creative genius resulted in some of the most fabulous jewellery of ever made.
Joseff died in 1948, and his wife, Joan Castle Joseff has spearheaded Joseff jewellery since that time. Joan branched out into providing Joseff jewellery for TV stars from the Fifties on, as well as expanding
market until her death in 2010. Some vintage findings are still being assembled on a limited basis for finished pieces today, according to Joanne Ball, who wrote Jewelry of the Stars, where many of these pieces are described and pictured.