The detailed modeling is in the Russian gold finish they made famous for its photographic effect. The crab sits on a scallop shell and holds a large and lustrous simulated pearl. It is hallmarked Joseff signature on an applied plaque. It is 2" x 2 1/4".
Joseff was the jeweler for the Hollywood movie moguls form 1930-1948.
Reference: Jewelry of the Stars by Ball, Joannne Dubbs, p. 144
Costume Jewelry, Identification and Price Guide by Harrice S. MIller, p. 182
Condition: Very Good.
Material: Silvertone metal and rhinestones.
Maker: Kramer of NY
Dimensions: 7 1/8" x 3/4"
Date: Circa, 1950s
Clasp : push-in with safety chain
Kramer Jewelry Creations was in business in New York from 1943 to the late 1970's. It was founded by Louis Kramer and did some of the designs himself in the beginning. They manufactured a wide range of jewelry, from the simple to the extravagant. They used Austrian rhinestones to plastic inserts. Kramer of New York was located 393 5th Avenue, New York, New York. Kramer jewels can be marked: Kramer of NY Kramer of New York Kramer Amourelle (these pieces are rare from 1963 and were designed by Frank Hess, former head designer of Haskell Jewelry) Christian Dior by Kramer (Yes, they produced for Christian Dior)
Reference: Collecting Rhinestone and Colored Jewelry by M. Dolan p 230
Reference: American Costume Jewelry- Art and Industry ( 2008) Vol 1. pl 65.