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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Jonette Jewelry Company, which branded its pieces JJ in later years, was in business from 1935 - 2006. The founder was Abraham Lisker, who originally named his company The Providence Jewelry Company ... and later, Lisker & Lisker. After World War II, the company rethought its designs and became Jonette Jewelry — often colloquially known by its branding initials JJ.

    The company was famous for its detailed whimsical animals and themes. Yet, it’s prolific production included other items.

    I like to think Jonette animal brooches can be sorted into type groupings. The three pewter-coloured animals included here seem almost Representational. The designer was attempting (somewhat) to create a true viewing of the animal — be it a wolf, parrot, or elephant. All of these three brooches are marked JJ.

    Wolves — 2 1/2” high x 2 1/4” wide
    Parrot — 3” high x 2” wide
    Elephant — 2” high x 2” wide

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Leanne, I had no idea Jonette has been around since 1935! I thought their jewelry was contemporary. Learn something new everyday, thanks for setting me straight on this fabulous company. Have you ever seen their Pegasus? ( a favorite mythological creature of mine)And I do believe they make a unicorn too. I have seen enamel pieces ( frog riding horse in the wind) too. Magical, Mystical, Mysterious Jewelry!
    2. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 1 year ago
      Eileen — Yes, a somewhat old company ... and situated in the Rhode Island creative community. The Company did reassess after WWII, and those later pieces are what we most often see ... or, at least, most often are able to identify.

      Thanks for the Loves —

    3. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 1 year ago
      Thank you, Vynil33rpm. Appreciate it.

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