Exquisite SANDOR Goldberger Sterling flower pot pin.
The pot is comprised of topaz baguettes with hand-wired amethyst marquise crystal and yellow enamel flowers with clear rhinestone centers.
Gold vermeil over a sterling base metal.
Measures 3" by 3".
Signed SANDOR and STERLING.
Very good to excellent vintage condition with some darkening of the topaz and amethyst rhinestones. Please see images for details.
Book references here can be found on page 49 of Brunialti's 'American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry, Volume 2', on page 188 of Judith Miller's 'Costume Jewelry', and page 14 of Julia C. Carroll's 'Collecting Costume Jewelry 303',
SANDOR GOLDBERGER: Early 1930s - 1972 Sandor Goldberger founded the Sandor Goldberger Company in the early 1930s creating costume jewelry designs of a wide range of styles. Through the years, the company produced jewelry of sterling silver, gold plating, silver plating, and Japanned base metals with enamel coated clear and color rhinestone, poured glass stones, faux pearls and imitation stones. In the early 1930s, Beatrice Grace McGowan became Sandor’s leading designer producing wonderful colorful and naturalistic enameled flower designs done in sterling silver metal. Her designs set Sandor apart from other costume jewelry makers. The beautiful jewelry produced includes Aztec designs, designs of stamped color enamel figurals, dainty flowers and flower sprays covered with enamel. McGowan retired in the late 1950s after 20 years with Sandor. The company ceased production in 1972. Sandor jewelry is highly collectible especially the enameled flower pieces because of their beauty, wonderful sculpturing of the metal and their incredible likeness to the real thing.
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