Posted 2 years ago
This beautiful little Brooch was made by JEANNE Jewelers of New York, N.Y. and because of the copyright mark is probably a later issue. It is quite amusing and different and measures 1 5/8" wide by 2 1/4" tall. I have added some info. on the company. RER(BOB)
JEANNE: 1919 - Possible 1970s
Mark Dottenheim of New York City started making faux pearl jewelry in 1919. Little is known of the company. The jewelry brooches produced were whimsical and figural using faux emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and pearl stones, simulated glass crystals and rhinestones that were bezel set in textured gold metal that looked like it was being lightly hand hammered, then florentined or imparting a dull luster and then lightly antiqued. Quality of jewelry found is above average and not commonly seen. Some brooches found recently include an whimsical plump dark metal owl, a sunburst lions head in the center with textured gold metal plating, a star type with a huge faux emerald faceted in the center of the gold metal base, a toadstool or mushroom that is fat and bulky embedded with faux stones, a gold plated rooster embedded with faux stones, a gold plated bird basket with eggs of faux pearls, and a gold plated butterfly with rhinestones embedded in the metal. Mark: “JEANNE” for the faux pearl jewelry beginning in 1919 and “JEANNE with a C in a circle for copyright”. Through the years, some of Dottenheim’s jewelry was also marked: “DAWN GLOW“ and “SUPERBA”.