Kramer Austria Modernist, Brooch Porphyr Art Glass

  • $ 75.00
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This brooch by Kramer is a real piece of art with an abstract design loaded with rhinestones, and a beautiful variegated red porphyr art glass cabochon stone.   Rhinestones are clear,...

  • Kramer
  • JP132

This brooch by Kramer is a real piece of art with an abstract design loaded with rhinestones, and a beautiful variegated red porphyr art glass cabochon stone.   Rhinestones are clear, blue, purple clear with an aurora borealis coating.  Brooch is enhanced with detailed gold metal prongs and gold glass leaves. 

Porphyr or Purpurin (glass is an opaque glass of brownish to lustrous deep-reddish color which in classical antiquity was used for residential luxury objects, mosaics and various decorative purposes.  This type of glass is somewhat harder than normal glass but can be easily cut and polished. 


Approx. Size:   2" x 1.5"; 3 large stones are 20mm; 20 x 11 mm & 25 x 15mm 

Condition: Very Good

Jewelry mark: Kramer, made in Austria

Kramer was founded by Louis Kramer 1943. Since all activities of the company were centered in New York City many of the pieces are marked “Kramer NYC or Kramer of New York. The company was know for it intricate design work and use of rhinestones particularly in floral or geometric patterns. Kramer was also a maker for Dior in the 1950s-60s. The company closed in the 1970s.   Read Madge's article on this storied costume jewelry company.

 

 

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