Vintage Unsigned Benedikt NY Maltese Cross Emerald Green Brooch Pin
Vintage Unsigned Benedikt NY Maltese Cross Emerald Green Brooch Pin is a magnificent statement brooch. This pin is a perfect match in design to others that are signed Benedikt NY and therefore I have attributed to Benedikt of NY.
Howard Benedikt sold costume jewelry at his 389 Fifth Avenue shop in Manhattan, which was in existence from 1955 to 1973. The high-end creations sold at this shop were costly, even at a time when costume jewelry was generally inexpensive. The Maltese Cross design was his signature piece. From research, I have seen this pin have a bale for a necklace chain. I believe that this pin did have a bale at one time and it has been removed. I am uncertain whether or not these pieces were signed and unsigned and I leave you to be the judge as to the maker.
This brooch has luscious emerald green glass cabochons and an emerald green rhinestone at its center surrounded by clear and green accenting rhinestones set in rich gold-tone setting. This substantial brooch has finely worked and ornate detailing.
Excellent condition (would have rated mint but believe the bale to be missing), this brooch measures 2" tall and wide, weighs 27 grams and has a rolling C clasp.
This jewelry comes from a dear friend and a truly exceptional lady. While having an antique shop, she has collected these unsigned and signed designer pieces for the last 40 years and has an incredibly discerning eye for quality as well as uniqueness. The extensive nature of her collection has meant that she has not worn most pieces more than once.
It is my distinct pleasure that she has chosen to pass her extensive collection on to me. I am in the process of acquiring her complete collection and know that I will be keeping some special pieces for myself. I will also be offering some for sale and please know that with each piece comes a wonderful legacy of a very special lady that makes this jewelry all the more special.
Her collection includes some of the most desirable designers; Boucher, Carnegie, Ciner, DeLizza and Elster (aka Juliana), Eisenberg, Haskell, Hobe, Lane, Philippe for Trifari, Schreiner, Schiaiparelli, Vendome, and Weiss as well as Coro, Coventry, Kramer, Krementz, Lisner, and Trifari.
Numerous pieces are book pieces and many had matching pieces so many demi-parures are available. I acquired so much of this jewelry that I will be working on offering it in the store for years to come.
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Vintage Origin Details
Unsigned, Benedikt NY ?
Maltese Cross, Glass Cabochons
Country of Origin
Gold Plated Metal, Glass
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The doll I received isn't the one from the picture. Only one flower on her hat and missing tags. For $100 I expect what I paid for. I am incredibly dissapointed and will not shop with seller again.
Received item exactly as described. Very happy with my purchase, thanks.
What a great seller. Took extra photos for me and emailed them. Very easy to communicate with, and I got exactly what I expected-a beautiful vintage dress for my son's wedding, that was in excellent condition.
Very special gift for myself
Received items exactly as described. Very happy with my purchase, thanks.