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Patriotic Jewelry



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PATRIOTIC JEWELRY


Say "patriotic" in the vintage
jewelry world and what first pops to mind is the wonderful jewelry from
the 1940’s…. the World War II era. It includes flags, stars, mottos,
military motifs and sentimental souvenirs, as well as anything
red-white-and-blue. Bakelite and wood jewelry were popular in part
because they were relatively inexpensive materials. Jewelry was often
made of sterling or sterling vermeil because other metals were needed
for the war effort. And Lucite was an unusual, attractive new material
invented around this time and also used in jewelry.



PATRIOTIC MOTIFS





FLAG
BROOCH
red, white and blue enameling and rhinestones on pot
metal, 3-1/2", circa 1940.
View
#Y13880


EAGLE
brooch with red enameling and blue and clear rhinestones (patent number
122,220), circa 1940. Shown in Brunialti’s "Tribute to America" on page 49.
Some of the red enameling is missing.
View
#Y4380

STARET torch
brooch, an iconic piece with red and clear rhinestones and blue, red pink
enamel, circa 1940, 4-1/8". Seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry", 2nd
Ed, page 191 and in Brunialti’s "Tribute to America" on page 55
and in Brunialti’s "American Costume
Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 242
.

View


View
#S16458






BOUCHER

unsigned hand holding torch of liberty pink faceted glass crystal set in
gold- and silver-tone fur clip, patent 131,798, circa 1942, 3".
View
Patent #Y19518


JEWELED
wings fur brooch, gold tone with red, blue and clear rhinestones, 2-7/8″, unsigned but possibly
a DeRosa, circa 1940.
View #Y21209

DEROSA gold tone hand holding
torch fur clip with clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 3".
View #d28488





EAGLE
clear rhinestone pave eagle brooch with some stones graying, one claw holds
the olive branches of peace, the other the arrows of war, 3-3/4".
View
#Y27760


RED,
clear and blue rhinestone flag brooch with red bead dangles, 3". Looks very
much
like a Chanel piece, but is unmarked. Shown in Brunialti’s "Tribute to
America" on page 65
and in Brunialti’s "American Costume
Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 244 and attributed to Chanel
there
. View
#Y26466

TRIFARI
sterling enameled and clear rhinestone star, shield and wings patriotic pin, circa 1940,
1-1/2" wide.
View
#T20228



FLAG
brooch in a large size to show your patriotic feelings! This
big brooch is 5-5/8" by 3-1/3" and the red, clear and blue rhinestones
are set in gold tone metal.

View


View
#Y66303

DEROSA blue cabochon with
red and clear rhinestones dress clip, circa 1940, 2".
View #D34905




STERLING LGB marked
Army Air
Corps wings pin, 2".
View
#X61295


McCLELLAND BARCLAY
by Rice-Weiner gold and silver tone
wings brooch, a big 4-3/4" wide, circa 1941. This is pictured
on pages 62 & 63 in Brunialti’s " A Tribute to America Jewelry"
and in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry Art & Industry" on page 244. There
was also an advertisement for it in Mademoiselle Magazine, September
1941, as a "McClelland Barclay" piece, and it was made in more than one
size.
View #X27637

STERLING airplane brooch with
hollow back,
2-5/8". View
#N61314




STERLING silver pilots
wings tiny pin, WWII, 7/8".
View #N27711

STERLING pilot’s wings
from World War II, stud backs, 3".
View #N28417

CORO sterling WWII
pilots wings sweetheart bracelet, 6-1/2".
View
View #C27626




STERLING LGB marked Sterling
Army Air
Corps wings pin, 2".
View
#X61295

STERLING silver WWII
pilots wing symbol on a tiny spoon patriotic pin, engraved "Remmie", circa 1945, 2-1/2".
View #N32316

STERLING airplane brooch with
hollow back,
2-5/8". View
#N61314




"REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR" enamel
on gold plated rhodium brooch depicting the attack on Pearl Harbor, circa 1942, 2-1/2"
by 2-1/3". Shown in "Tribute to America" by Brunialti on page 56
and in Brunialti’s American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 243,
where it indicates that "the brooch was
promoted by the Honolulu Community Chest in order to raise funds".

View #Y23877

PEARL HARBOR vintage and reproduction brooch, side by side. View #Y23877 and #Y23963

JAN CARLIN
reproduction enameled Pearl Harbor repro brooch by Jan Carlin, circa 1980. View
#Y23963




BAKELITE patriotic carved
red, cream and blue eagle brooch, WWII era, 2-3/4".
View #B29428
CORO
"Amigos Siempre" enameled flags brooch, 2-1/4" by 2-5/8", (patn 130836)
circa 1941. View
#C27762
CORO NORSELAND
4-1/3" sterling eagle brooch circa 1943.
View
View #C23918




DeROSA
unsigned 1-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones stars on a star fur clip.
View
#X20631

VRBA
patriotic red, white and blue rhinestone stars 13-15" bib necklace with a
5-1/2" front drop and 3-1/2" dangle earrings. #K20871

VRBA
patriotic rhinestone Christmas tree brooch, 5". View
#K21044




VRBA red white and blue patriotic
vase of flowers brooch, 4".
View
#K20995

LARRY VRBA
large flag, about 3-1/2" tall and made on September 11, 2001.
#K20371

LARRY VRBA
patriotic medium-sized flag about 2-1/3" tall.
#K20372




BAKELITE deep butterscotch
airplane brooch, 2-3/4", possibly a newer pin back.
View #B60011
GLITTER black metal WWII
airplane pin with poured glitter wings and tail, 1-1/4" by 2", set of 2.
View #Y51072

WENDY GELL airplane pin, pink rhinestones
set in gold tone, 2" .
View #X61004

PATRIOTIC COLORS
Red, White & Blue




CLIP in clear,
red and blue rhinestones, 2-1/8". Extremely well made and possibly a 1940’s MB Boucher,
but most of the mark is illegible.
View #Y22952

HOBE unsigned
red, clear and blue rhinestone 6-3/4" by 3/4" wide bracelet, circa 1940.
View
View
View
#H14969

SWAROVSKI
1990’s
shield pin, signed on the back "Limited Edition 300".
View
View
#K20119




TRIFARI
sterling vermeil faux moonstone, red rhinestone and blue cabochon fly pin.
View
#T13837

TRIFARI
montana blue and clear rhinestone star shaped 2-5/8″ fur clip, circa 1945.
View #T20944

TRIFARI bird
pin with red and blue cabs and pave, 2-1/3".
View
View
#T21901




MARVELLA blue
"marbles" red and clear rhinestones regal 3-1/8" brooch.
View
#X7118

TRIFARI red,
clear and blue rhinestone and enamel floral fur clip circa
1940. View
View #T17469

TRIFARI faux
moonstone with red and blue rhinestones earrings, 1-1/8". View
#T13816


STERLING
vermeil star brooch with red, clear and blue rhinestones.
View #Y25066

WAR MATERIALS


Bakelite and wood jewelry was popular in part
because it was relatively inexpensive. Jewelry was made of sterling or
sterling vermeil because other metals were needed for the war effort.
Lucite was an unusual, attractive new material for jewelry. too.






BAKELITE
red, cream and black laminated bangle. #B20230


BAKELITE
laminated bangles, circa 1940. These were originally patriotic red, white
and blue, and have oxidized over the years to these colors.



BAKELITE
red, cream and black laminated bangle. #B12968




SHULTZ bakelite red bangle
with cream and navy blue round dots, great patriotic colors, 2-1/2" by 1-1/2" by 1/3". #B61309

SHULTZ bakelite Victory
patriotic brooch with red, cream and blue bar and blue "V", inscribed on
the back "9-11-01", it is1-1/3" wide by 2-1/4" long.
View
View
#B60878

SHULTZ laminated 4-color
chunky bangle, red, cream, marbled gray and black, 2-1/2" by 1-7/8" by 1/3"
thick. #B61310



SHULTZ bakelite
cream bangle with red and blue dots, 2-1/2" by 1/4" wide. . This
patriotic piece has been in my collection since 2001 so the white is turning
a lovely cream color. #B20394



BAKELITE
red and cream laminated
bangle, 7/8" wide by 3/8" thick by 2-1/2". #B13194




KRONIMUS bakelite patriotic
red, cream and blue bar brooch with red heart, 2" by 2-1/4".
View #B60861
KRONIMUS bakelite patriotic
red, cream and blue bar brooch with red hearts and stars, 2" by 2-3/4".
View #B60874
KRONIMUS bakelite patriotic
red, cream and blue bar brooch with red heart, 2-1/8" by 2-1/3".
View #B60873





TRIFARI
sterling vermeil jelly belly frog pin with green cabochon
eyes, marked pat#135172 circa 1943, 2-3/4".
View
#T26076

JELLY
BELLY
double flower brooch with clear rhinestone accents, green
enameled touches, 4-1/2".
View
View #Y26065

NORMA
sterling vermeil jelly belly rabbit
pin, 2-1/4", circa 1945. View
#Y23081




WOOD sailor head pin with painted
face, felt collar 2 3/4".
View #w14773

BAKELITE
and wood brooch with carved and painted wood and a carved pair of
butterscotch pants, 2-5/8" by 1-1/3". This whimsical sailor hanging out his
wash, just has to make everyone smile! Circa 1940, this same brooch was in the book, "Warman’s Jewelry"
2nd Edition by Christie Romero on page 147.

View


View
#B13642


MILITARY MAN 2 1/2" pin, deeply
carved and painted… a wonderful vintage WWII piece.
View #w12977

WAR ERA SOUVENIRS

A related branch of jewelry
includes the souvenir pieces that soldiers brought home from overseas,
both hand made items that our military men made and jewelry from foreign
countries. From hand etched coin bracelets to European cameos and Asian
jewelry, soldier’s families treasure things brought back from "over
there".




THREE GRACES
cameo. The Greek goddesses Euphrosyne, Aglaia, and and Thalia,
representative of gentleness and refinement. A cameo in an 18 karat setting, this belonged to my husband’s grandmother, and
was purchased in Italy during WWII.
View
View #Ualma

Grandmother Alma wearing her three graces cameo.
View

VICTORIAN sterling
coins charm bracelet. The 1880’s coins were etched and decorated by hand
to create floral motifs and initials. Pieces like this are often called
"sweetheart jewelry", the idea being that sailors did these on board their
ships to bring back to their sweethearts.
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View
#V20197




CAMEO in 14 karat
twist setting… she has an anchor motif at her shoulder and a star in her
hair. My Grandfather bought it for Grandmother Agnes when he was
stationed in Italy during WWI.
#Uagnes2

STERLING
engraved cigarette case and cigarette holder. The case has inlaid enameled
edelweiss and a medallion which I believe is St. Barbara, all contained in
the original lavender velvet lined case. Engraving in German says
something like, "Soldier’s good luck to my best battery", and on the
back, "True comradeship against the Italian Battery 7FK9, 1915" with many
engraved autographs.
View
View #P20910

CAMEO A very special cameo. My Grandfather bought
it for Grandmother Agnes when he was stationed in Italy during WWI.
#Uagnes1



ORIENTAL set in original box:
2-1/2″ fan pin, 7″ bracelet, screw back 1″ earrings, all circa 1945.
View
View #N19774

SIAM Nielloware
sterling dancer 2-1/4" by 1-5/8" pin, 7" bracelet and 7/8" earrings, circa
1950. #N26259