Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Reinad Asian Lady Face Pin Red Clear Rhinestone Paves Vintage Jewelry $225


This Asian Princess brooch is designer signed Reinad and was made sometime during the 1940s or the early 1950s. This exceptional lady face pin is a spectacular rare presentation piece. This is an excellent price on this piece as it is valued close to $500.

The face or mask is made of silver pot metal and is completely paved with diamond like clear rhinestones. The eyes, the eyebrows, and the mouth, are cut out open areas. The headdress is made of fans of clear baguette crystals with a cluster of ruby red crystal chatons at the top. The lady also has dazzling rows of ruby red crystals as earrings.

This brooch is medium large in size at 2 3/8" tall x 2" wide or 6 cm x 5.3 cm. The entire pin is microscopically clean and in superb condition. All of the crystals and rhinestones are original, present, and super sparkling. The pot metal on the back and sides is flawless with no imperfections like dings, scratches, or wear. The back has the original fine working safety clasp. The Reinad signature is slightly worn and the last two letters are faint.

Reinad Novelty Co. of New York City was in business from 1922 til the mid-1950s. They produced only a few of their designs under their own name and were mostly a produced jewelry for the many of the high end designers such as Boucher, Hattie Carnegie and Eisenberg. Ref: A Tribute to America Costume Jewelry 1935-1950/Carla & Roberto Brunialti page 28. Fred Rezazadeh, in his book Costume Jewelry, states If you see a piece of Reinad jewelry you like, try to buy it, for you will not get a second chance.

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