Joseff of Hollywood 1950s Lily Pad Design Russian Gold Plate Vintage Brooch

Featuring an elegant design, this brooch was created in the 1950s by the American manufacturer Joseff of Hollywood.

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The Details...

This brooch is made from the Russian Gold Plate, which the Joseff of Hollywood brand was famed for producing. It features a floral design resembling three lily pads grouped together and has sections of open-work metal, which are detailed with flower motifs. At the centre of the brooch are three ruby red navette rhinestones. The stones are faceted and claw set. The brooch fastens with a round safety catch and the fastening pin is fitted to the brooch with a round hinge. This piece is very versitile, as it can also be worn as a pendant - there is a small metal loop on the reverse of the brooch at the top. The brooch is signed. It features and engraved 'Joseff' on the reverse of the brooch.  This brooch measures 8cm x 7.5cm. To find out more about Joseff of Hollywood jewellery, visit our 'Designers' section. 

A Short History...

This brooch is an a-typical example of work by a jeweller beloved by Hollywood's elite in the Golden Era of film-making. The flower motifs are an example of his affection for plant life. He had a large collection of antiquarian books about other cultures, art and nature. Perhaps these books influenced him in his choice of large flowers within this design?  

Wear it With...

This brooch looks stunning placed a top of a denim jacket, the contrast of the Russian Gold Plate with deep indigo is very striking. 

  • Designer Joseff of Hollywood
  • Colour Red, Gold
  • Era 1950s
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Hollywood Golden Era, Floral