Posted 1 year ago
this brooch is very nice - it is signed PENNINO. it is a recent find though my GW travels. When I saw it in the store, it was in two pieces, in one bag. so easy to repair the jump ring. Here it is, in all its glorious gorgeousness !!
The creators of Pennino are three brothers, the sons of Italian jeweler Pasquale Pennino. Nicknamed “Neapolitan princes” in their homeland, they had special taste, aristocratic manners and a fraction of the royal blood that flowed in their veins. The head of the family – Pasquale Pennino had his oldest son Oreste Pennino (born in Naples, 1888) in his first marriage. Having married for the second time to Giuseppina Vergati, Pasquale had four more children: Maria, Anselmo (called Frank), Gennaro (or Jack), and Carmela.