Description: goldwashed base metal, rhinestones, cabochons, enamelling
Marked: P J Co in a diamond; C - AA231123
Reference: The manufacturer's mark has now been identified as that of Paramount Jewelry Co, of NYC. Our thanks to the anonymous friend of N&N, who also informs us that this pin was being sold in Saks (NYC) in 1940. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer Stanley MacNeil, 'a subject of Great Britain residing at New York City', dated 1940. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 160. A matching book by Stanley MacNeil, 'Zodiac Cocktails - Cocktails for All Birthdays' was copyrighted 1939 and published in New York, 1940 - scroll down for pictures of our copy, signed by the author-designer. (Note that Mussolini is listed as one of the 'great people' born under Leo)
Condition: Excellent - minor age wear to goldwash
Size: 3.2" x 1.55"
Price: US$1295 ' - see our Sales Policies (link below) for any shipping charges
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