William de Lillo was born in Belgian, and worked for Tiffany and Harry Winston in NY before joining up with Robert F. Clark (former head designer for Miriam Haskell) to form the de Lillo creative team in 1967. Their costume jewelry is of the highest quality and ingenious design, using the finest Swarovski crystal stones and beads. De Lillo and Clark moved to France in 1976 where they created costume jewelry for Nina Ricci, Schiaparelli, and high society European grandes dames. They are concentrating more on sculpture in recent years and have settled in Arizona
hallmark: DeNicola, C.
Dimensions: 2 9/16" x 1 1/2".
Marked: DeNicola C
Reference: Mark dates this to after 1955 - 1960s
Dimensions: 2" x 1 13/16"
This brooch is unsigned. The cartouche with the name is missing or never put on . DeNicola figural brooches often have the star which is the difining characteristic of the designer in this series of 12 brooches. I have seen this item listed as hight as $750.00
It is 7 1/2" long by 1 3/16" wide by 1/4" tall.
I can say with certainty that this is indeed a rare find. It is not signed. It is circa 1940.
Each full bloom rose has centers of white pave rhinestones on top.
There is no enamel loss, no missing rhinestones, and no dead rhinestones. It is just an incredibly fabulous bracelet.
Anything made by DeRosa is striking in design with high quality enamel work. The floral pieces are especially good, particularly those in the retro style of Hollywood precious jeweler Paul Flato.
Condition : Excellent. Like new condition.
Inside circumference: 7 3/8"
Diameter: 2" at widest