Anita Eshay Fair Sex Jewels 'Frank Gargano' Sterling Pave and Sapphires Bear on a Circus Bicycle Pin
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Anita Eshay Fair Sex Jewels 'Frank Gargano' Sterling Pave and Sapphires Bear on a Circus Bicycle Pin
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Description: gold plated sterling, rhinestones, baguettes. The wheel rotates freely.
Marked: unsigned
Reference: Schiffer, Fun Jewelry, p 88. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer F. J. Gargano of Providence RI, filed 8 July 1946, granted 12 Aug 1947. This was advertised in Womens Wear Daily, 19 July 1946, p 30, manufacturer Anita Eshay Fair Sex Jewels; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. The Eshay company was founded in early 1946 (WWD 12 Apr, p 18) and was last noticed in 1954. As Roberto Brunialti communicated (in 2003), this confirms Gargano was a freelance designer (also working for Carman etc). For his other patented designs, see Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 165
Condition: Excellent
Size: 2" x 1.2" x 0.5" proud
Price: US$395
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