Kramer | JP132

Kramer Austria Modernist Porphyr Art Glass Brooch

Jewelry as abstract art.
Approx. Size:   2" x 1.5"; 3 large stones are 20mm; 20 x 11 mm & 25 x 15mm 
Condition: Very Good

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  • Jewelry as abstract art.
    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
    One of a kind - Buy Now

    • This brooch by Kramer is a real piece of art
    • Modernist 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.
    • This 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. 

    Kramer was founded by Louis Kramer in 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 known for its 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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