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C 1940 Joseff of Hollywood Celtic Crystal Large Brooch

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Designer: Pre 1950: Item # 1288550
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Gorgeous large signed Joseff brooch in Victorian Celtic style with brilliant openback unfoiled faceted glass stones in bezel settings. Marked JOSEFF. Circa 1940. Joseff jewelry was designed and made for costuming in top Hollywood movies in the 30s through the 60s, and also sold to consumers in exclusive stores such as Nieman Marcus. A key signature of Joseff jewelry was the matte metal finish which was intended to reduce glare under studio lights during filming, and was used in the retail pieces as well. This piece has that matte finish, and also has fine engraved detailing and a variegated color finish. 2 3/4 inches in diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.