Hollycraft Vintage Brooch 1956
The American Company Hollycraft began in New York in 1939 when Joseph Chorbajian an Armenian immigrant began production of the beautiful Hollycraft Costume Jewellery. Shortly after he was joined by Jack Hazard who had previously worked for the Coro Company. Originally the company was named Hollywood Jewellery Company but a name change was necessary to differentiate it from the Joseff of Hollywood Company. At the beginning of the 1950's both signature and year of manufacture was added to the jewellery which makes it easy to date the Hollycraft jewellery today. Production ceased altogether in 1972. The Hollycraft pieces are renowned for their exquisite colour schemes using classical original designs. This lovely brooch belongs to the floral bouquet range produced in 1956. There is a mixture of pastel rhinestones set in gold plated metal. Dimension across is 5cms. There is a firm roll over safety clasp to the back. In excellent vintage condition, now 65 years old. Gift boxed by Vintageonline.