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Jewelry Design Art




Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry

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JEWEL CHAT

Costume Jewelry Magazine



Jewelry
Design Art



Some jewelry designers first developed their ideas on
paper, thereby using material that was meant to be temporary. Because of that, we
are fortunate to have any of these miniature art works remaining. They
demonstrate the development from an original idea to the finished product, and lend
insight into the creative process.

The art work and designs on paper
shown below are from the DeRosa, Haskell and Barclay companies. The first rows show
actual jewelry made from each design, and the other rows show jewelry that
is similar or in the same style.





BARCLAY brooch
of green
enameled leaves, red enameled ladybug and clear rhinestone pave pods, 3-5/8"
by 3", Barclay by Rice-Weiner Alvin and Robert Rice, Louis Mark, circa
1950, Rhode Island. This brooch comes with the BARCLAY
original design art work for this brooch. It is interesting to see that the
original idea was for the pods to be green enamel, but in the finished
brooch leaves are green instead. The process of jewelry design is
documented here. To see more jewelry design art work, click
HERE.
View
#X23718


BARCLAY
original art work for a brooch design.
BARCLAY
unsigned blue and white enameled gold tone 2-7/8" fawn pin.
View #X23598

BARCLAY
original art work
for a fawn brooch.





DeROSA
bouquet of violets fur clip, 2-1/2 inches.
View
View View
#d18705

De Rosa original art work design for the clip shown at right… the note at the bottom
reads "violets", and the clip was indeed done in violets instead of
the forget-me-nots originally illustrated. #140

DeROSA sterling
cream and green enameled floral fur clip, 2-1/2".
View #d23488

De Rosa #103





The real but unsigned De Rosa
brooch made from the design at left. #d20435

The De Rosa original art work design
for the bird brooch shown at the right. #174

DeROSA arrowroot
floral clip.
View
#d21160

De Rosa Arrowroot design art work for the clip shown at left.
#146





BARCLAY art work
for a brooch design. It’s not the brooch at the right, but it is similar.

DeROSA sterling
vermeil bow fur clip with red and clear rhinestones and artificial pearls.
View #d23729

BARCLAY art work
for a brooch design. It’s not the brooch at the right, but it is similar.

DeROSA sterling vermeil 3" bow
fur clip. View
#d21837





BARCLAY
art work for a brooch design. It’s not the brooch at the right, but it is
similar.

FLOWER
3-1/3"
brooch in gold tone with green enameled leaves and glass ball stamen. View
#Y21843

BARCLAY art work for a
brooch design. It’s not the brooch at the right, but it is similar.

GOLD TONE leaf with silver
tone accents and clear and red rhinestone flowers, a large 4" brooch.
View #Y23339





BARCLAY
art work for a brooch, earrings and rings designs.

BARCLAY art work for a
necklace design.
NECKLACE
sterling vermeil clear and green rhinestones 15-1/3" necklace with 2-1/2"
drops. View
View #Y18972


BARCLAY
art work for a brooch design.





BARCLAY art work for a
brooch, earrings and rings designs.

UNSIGNED large purple and clear rhinestones brooch, 3-1/2".
View #Y22107

De Rosa design for a fur
clip.

De
Rosa
2-1/8" fur clip with aqua rhinestone center. View
View
#d19070





CORO
green emerald-cut and clear rhinestones fur clip in gold tone, 2".
View #C23602

BARCLAY art work
for a brooch design. This is similar to the art work at the left here.
DeROSA fur clip with
aqua and clear rhinestones set in sterling vermeil. View
#d19782


BARCLAY
art work for a brooch design.





Clip marked only "sterling".
Courtesy of Deborah Kosnett

BARCLAY art work
for a brooch design.
RETRO sterling
vermeil and purple rhinestones brooch, 2-1/2".
View #Y23610


BARCLAY
art work for a brooch design.





CLEAR
rhinestones 1-1/2" retro style pin set in silver tone. It also
has a loop on the back so that it can be worn as a pendant.
View #Y21751

BARCLAY art work
for a brooch design.
DeROSA sterling fur clip retro swirl
with clear rhinestones, 2-5/8". View
#d22405


BARCLAY
art work for a brooch design.






BARCLAY
art work for a brooch, earrings and rings designs.

RETRO
sterling vermeil brooch with purple rhinestone center, red rhinestones on
each ray tip, and clear rhinestone accents.
View #Y23610
BARCLAY art work
for a ring design.

BARCLAY art work for a ring
design.





De Rosa design for a fur
clip.

BARCLAY art work
for a ring design.

RETRO rose gold toned pin with pink and blue rhinestones, 2-1/4″. View
#Y22999

De Rosa design for a fur
clip.





BARCLAY art
work for a ring design.

RETRO
14k yellow gold ring with rubies and diamonds.
View
Courtesy of Ann Crandall
BARCLAY art
work for a ring design.

DE ROSA 2-1/3"
fur clip with a large oval faceted red rhinestone center and clear
rhinestone accents. This clip also came in another color,
VIEW here.
View #d19834




DEROSA retro
purple rhinestone and artificial pearl brooch, 2" by 2-3/4".
View #d23931

DeRosa design art work.
Marked in pencil "Done 3-13-44" #230

RETRO
aqua-blue rhinestone clip, 2-1/8".
View
View #Y8143



Jewelry
Advertising Art



Jewelry makers also used artists’ renderings of finished
jewelry as advertisements in stores and magazines. The Miriam Haskell
original watercolors shown here were hung in shops and distributed to buyers
at department stores. Most of these are thought to have been painted by
Larry Austin, an illustrator about whom little is known other than this
wonderful work.






HASKELL Hess
chartreuse, burnt sienna and tan glass beads and gold tone leaves expansion
bracelet, 3-1/4" front, and matching clip. See Gordon &
Pamfiloff’s "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 130. #H26051
HASKELL Larry Austin
original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell bracelet and clip,
numbered "815" on back in pencil, 8" by 10".
View #H26053
HASKELL early
unsigned Frank Hess design from circa 1940. This 4" dress clip is made up of
chartreuse, coral and tan
glass beads. View
#H23939
And this
HASKELL is a
brooch, not a clip.
View #H21112




HASKELL early unsigned aqua glass bead and
artificial pearl dress clips, set of 2. (See "Miriam Haskell Jewelry"
by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 160.) View
#Y23940

HASKELL
Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell
bracelet and clips/necklace, lady in furs, written in pencil on the
back #1160. #H27270

HASKELL early unsigned
aqua glass bead and artificial pearls on fabric metal coil bracelet, circa
1940, 1/2" thick each, side motif 2-1/2". (See "Miriam
Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 160.)
View #H26809




HASKELL Larry Austin original
watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell bracelet and
clip/necklace of pastel blue glass leaves and beads, marked in pencil on
the back "930A" and "left", 8" x 10". #H27268

Entire group of
HASKELL blue glass bracelets and clips.
View
See Gordon & Pamfiloff’s "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 31.

HASKELL
Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell
pink glass beads and leaves bracelet and clip, foil "Miriam
Haskell" sticker, 8" by 10", written in pencil on the back
#615. #H24366


MIRIAM HASKELL
jewelry designed by Frank Hess in this Larry
Austin art work advertisement illustrating a coil bracelet and lariat
necklace made of artificial pearls, glass beads and gold tone leaves, circa
1940. The lovely lady is wearing a coral colored dress and fur hat. Marked
"#1227A" on the back of the 8" by 10" illustration board, there is also
glitter on the front to highlight the jewelry. #H37723

HASKELL
Hess dress clips with glass pearls, aqua and cranberry transparent glass beads
set in antiqued silver tone flowers with clear rhinestone accents, set of two
pieces circa 1940, 2-1/2" each. More pieces of this set and the art work that
illustrates it can be seen in Cera’s book "Jewels of Miriam Haskell" on page
90-91. These can also be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff,
page 137 and the advertising art work for it on page 94.
View
View
#H36493




JEWELRY
DESIGN

In November 2004, Brenda, a long-time jewelry dealer and collector, wrote:
My husband and I are just back from at trip to New York City. We had the
opportunity to see two fabulous jewelry shows in progress at the
American Folk Art Museum. Both are of fine jewelry.

The first show we saw was "Seaman Schepps – A Century of New York
Jewelry Design."
Much of this jewelry was designed from the early
1930s to the late 1950s. He catered to a celebrity clientele from
Hollywood to royalty. The jewelry was often pictured in glamorous photos
in old Vogue magazines.
Over and over, I saw how fine jewelry was the direct inspiration for our
vintage costume jewelry, particularly in Trifari, Coro and even K.J.L
.
I had to keep reminding myself that what I was looking at was REAL, as I
have almost line for line copies in vintage costume jewelry. I realized
that my beloved Lucite jelly bellies were copied from figurals
originally done in gold and rock crystal.
One example is the
Trifari jelly belly bird brooch, shown at right.



TRIFARI
“jelly belly” bird brooch in brushed gold tone with
rhinestones.
View #T6116

The same
is true of pearl bellies, tuttie fruity (which we call fruit salad), and
invisibly set stones. Many of K.J.L.’s (Kenneth J Lane’s) designs look
very similar to Schepp’s jeweled menagerie. Even the stylized Hattie
Carnegie figurals done with orange and green lucite saw their
origination from the designs by Seaman Schepps

The second show (right across the street) was "Masterpieces of
American Jewelry"
. These fine jewels were by the best of the best –
Tiffany, Cartier, etc. Tiffany did a series of enamel and diamond
orchid brooches in the 1890s, and Coro mimicked them in the enamel and
rhinestone orchid pins done in the 1940s, like the one shown at left.

CORO sterling vermeil orchid
brooch with purple and yellow enamel and clear rhinestones, circa 1945.
View #C21466
These lovely designs were
shared with us courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover of "Milky Way Jewels". Which
company or designer created them is still a mystery.