Posted 6 years ago
I posted this one sword awhile back not knowing who made it. Now I found another on Ebay for $23.00! Other was $25.00 I looked and looked and found the maker, Walter Lampl! The last two photos are his swords for sale. They sell for quite a lot! Google his name and sword and see a lot of them! I got first one which is Jade, Lapis and Maybe emerald? other is coral, a green stone and a clear stone with a mummy? I do not know inside?
Walter Lampl, Sr. was born to an impoverished family in New York City in 1895. From boyhood, Walter was ambitious. He wanted more and better. As a child he sold newspapers on the streets, and then in his teenage years discovered that it was more lucrative to buy lengths of chain, cut it to length, add findings to the ends, and sell watch chains. In 1921, at the age of 26, Walter became the sole owner and manager of a wholesale jewelry company named for himself. The offices and showroom were located on New York’s 47th Street.
Lampl’s jewelry was designed by women employees who produced drawings which were then approved by Walter. Two of these designers were Nat Block and June Redding. From the beginning, Lampl meant quality. The company’s jewelry often included semi-precious gemstones set in sterling or gold fill. Frequently used materials included jade, garnet, moonstone, coral, turquoise, pearl, ivory, amethyst, blue topaz, chrysoprase, aquamarine, zircon, citrine, and others. This same idea was adopted many years later by the Swoboda Company and enjoyed great popularity again, more than 30 years after Walter Lampl made his name with the same concept.