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Antique Sterling Silver Brooch, Carved Amethyst, Marked, Pos. Lampl Sword Pin For Sale
~ Estate saleANTIQUE Large, Important SIGNED "WALBURT" DAGGER BROOCH MARKED STERLING, and POSSIBLY by WALTER LAMPL STERLING SILVER ~ LARGE 3-1/2" WEIGHS 20 GRAMSEXTRAORDINARY, LARGE, PIN ~ your examination is this Rare, Carved Amethyst, Carnelian and TurquoiseSword Brooch. It is absolutely extraordinary...a large sterling silverbrooch in the manner of a Russianor Cossack Sword or Dagger. It is extraordinaryin every way...from its size,to is workmanshipand detail, tothe lovely carved and pierced natural amethystsword handle with a very rare coin edge detail. The use of carved Chinese natural stones such as Amethyst and Jade, and coin edging is a halmark of early Lample pieces (Pre-Walburt, I believe). It is clearly marked "STERLING". It has a nice lockingpinkback. I think you'll agreethat it isa special piece of fine "STERLING" This is a large, substantial Brooch... WEIGHS 30g ~~ STERLING the Estate Art Collection of Orchestra Violinist from Philadelphia
This piece is from a major collection of antiques and art collected by a former Orchestra Violinist from Philadelphia who traveled extensively and collected only the best American, European, and Asian antiques, art and sculpture.
IS FROM LEGENDARY DESIGNER, JEWELER (It is unmarked but bears the traits associated with Lampl and Walburt)
WALTER LAMPL BIOGRAPHY...INTERESTING FACTS...
Famed Jewelry Designer Walter Lampl was born in New Yori in 1895. He begainin the jewelry business in New York City in the early 1920s. His offices and showroom were located on New York’s 47th Street. SWORD BROOCH from the EARLY 1940s
In the early 1940s (about 70 years ago), Walter Lampl began to use the mark "WALBURT" which is named for his two sons, Walter and Burton. This pin is from that era...circa 1940s.
PIONEERED USE OF WOMEN AS JEWELRY DESIGNERSLampl’s jewelry was designed by women designers who produced drawings which were then approved by Walter. Two of these designers were Nat Block and June Redding.
LAMPL CHAMPIONED USE OF JADE "GREEN GEM of the EAST" in JEWELRY, 1927In 1927 Walter Lampl wrote magazine article in which he proposed changing the November birthstone from topaz to jade. In this article he talked about the rich history of Chinese jade...which he called the beautiful ‘Green Gem of the East.’ He particularly emphasized the use of genuine green jade of the type and color used in this remarkable, moveable sword or dagger brooch.
KNOWN FOR USING REAL GEMSTONES AND STERLING
The company’s jewelry often included gemstones such as jade, garnet, moonstone, coral, turquoise, pearl, ivory, amethyst, blue topaz, chrysoprase, aquamarine, zircon, citrine, amonst others....set in Sterling Silver or Gold. LAMPL FEATURED on "THIS IS YOUR LIFE" TELEVISION SHOWWalter Lampl was one of the most noted and celebrated mid-twentieth century jewelry makers...FEATURED FREQUENTLY on the 1950s TEVELVISION SHOW “This is Your Life,” which featured an honored guest, usually a celebrity, who would be lured to the studio under false pretenses then surprised by a review of their most important life experiences, with various people from their past each telling a story about them from behind a curtain. At the end of these shows, the celebrity featured gues would receive a Lampl piece.
KNOWN FOR ORIENTAL & CHINESE JADE, MOVEABLE BROOCH DESIGNS, FILIGREE
Lampl jewelry has something for every collector. Looking for delicate Art Deco pieces, Jade Orientalia designs, huge Retro pieces set with enormous gemstones, charming pieces of moving parts, all in gold fill or sterling silver?
condition for its age. There are no breaks or losses, the pinback works perfectly, just minor flaws that validate its age and add tons of character.The patina is absolutely lovely, something that only "father time" can create. I've posted many large photos which serve as part of the description.
This is a rare opportunity to offer on a very nice piece presented here at sale without reserve. I have sold many fine antiques and collectables, fine sculptures, paintings and works of art, paintings from this estate... early, vintage and antique art; imressionist, cubist, abstract, urban realism, modernist, expressionism, fauvism, ashcan, American, Canadian, English, French, Italian, Scandinavian, 18th, 19th century European and American, etc. If your looking for fine old 18th, 19th & 20th paintings, or modern, realist, impressionist, expressionist, fauvist, surrealist early to mid 20th century works, gallery labeled and museum deassession pieces. There are fine prints, etchings,rare manuscripts and books, first editions, etc. so please check back each week. I'll be listing antiques, porcelain, pearl, emerald, topaz, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, opal, jade, citrine, brilliant cut, rose cut, old mine cut diamond and gem stone jewels, antique Georgian and Victorian cameos, old pawn squash blossom turquoise, lapis, carnelian, enameled French, English, Italian, Russian pieces, sterling silver, 14kt, 18k and 24k gold, and gem stone jewelry & vintage art from the estate regularly.
This fine antique piece will be sold without reserve, as is, as found in it's original state.There are no returns please unless their is a significant error in the description. We're all human and I'll stand by my description (the photos are, of course, part of the description). Any damage that occurs inshipping must be taken to your local post office along with the original packaging and a claim will need to be filed. Don't hesitate to ask any questions that you might have; that's what I'm here for. Thanks!~~~