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Sterling and Chrysoprase Calla Lily Pin

Sterling and Chrysoprase Calla Lily Pin

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Arts and Crafts: Pre 1960: Item # 1390553

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A graceful pin depicting stylized calla lilies set with a cabochon chrysoprase, made by Joseph Masaniello, a Long Island jeweler active during the 1950s. Masaniello began producing jewelry after an illness caused him to become wheelchair-bound and was a contemporary and friend of Carl Ruoppoli, also from New York. This pin is a design typical of his work, with its simple, clean lines and curled vine-like elements. The stone is in excellent condition and there is a very slight bend to the end of one stem. The back is marked sterling with the maker's JM mark in three places. The pin has a secure rollover clasp; it measures approximately 3 1/2 in. high by 1 1/2 in. wide. Gross weight: 15.9 grams