Posted 2 years ago
In all my years of collecting D & E, I have never come across an umbrella figural...until now.
I believe it to be a very early piece, most likely 1950's. There are other figurals with all clear crystals, "the swan", and "the bird in flight", which I have had the pleasure of seeing, but this piece is new to me!
It measures 2.25 x 2.25 inches, set in silvertone. ( it"s very hard to tell, but the rosette in the middle is riveted to the bottom tier, making this piece two- tier.)
D & E started making jewelry in 1947, and it wasn't until 67-68, did the "Juliana" pieces come out with the hang tags.
But you do see the figure 8's, and set in rivets, which puts no doubt to the maker...D & E!
UPDATE...after 19 days, Phoebe came home, a little slimmer, none the worse for wear, unlike her owner who, for 19 days, was inconsolable. But Happy ending!!!