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Lot #0005D: Jewelry: Quality:::Post-war Copy of Russian Empress's Jewel Brooch. Heart with pear (faux) shaped rubies, pearls and diamonds. By Fashioncraft - Robert #122 read more

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High Bid:$55.05
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Bidding Ended: Thu, Oct 3  9:02:00 pm ET
High Bidder: 640
Bid Increment: $5.00
Starting Bid: $1.00
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Note says a French duplicate of one belongs to Katherine the Great of Russia.

Coco Channel version can be seen at http://www.simplydecorous.com/jewellery/brooches/n-robert-fashioncraft-heart-brooch

1942 - 1979
New York
Began in New York City as The Fashioncraft Jewelry Co. and was renamed Robert Originals Inc. in the early 1960s. Early jewelry was marked Fashioncraft Robert. "Robert" refers to Robert Levy, one of the original founders of Fashioncraft.

The company Fashioncraft Jewelry was founded in New York City, New York in 1942 by Robert Levey, David Jaffe and Irving Landsman.

In 1951, Landsman left the Company and in 1960 Fashioncraft   Jewelry’s name was changed to Robert Originals, Inc.   Robert jewelry is usually confused with Miriam Haskell or Stanley Hagler’s jewelry due to their similar designs and materials.

Robert’s designs feature nature and floral motifs reminiscent of the Art Nouveau movement.  Robert used faux pearls, colored glass, crystal beads, and high quality Austrian crystal beads set into elaborate gilded filigree metalwork.

Because of its excellent design, workmanship and materials, the jewelry sold at a high price. Robert jewelry was used in some Hollywood films, including the 1952 movie "Viva Zapata,” as well as in television networks.  Robert pieces were produced until around 1975.

Bid Date Bid Amount Bidder
Oct 3, 2019 - 7:54:35 PM $55.05 i640
Oct 3, 2019 - 7:54:35 PM $50.05 i56
Oct 3, 2019 - 6:31:53 PM $48.00 i56
Oct 3, 2019 - 6:31:53 PM $43.00 i640
Oct 3, 2019 - 6:31:35 PM $35.00 i640
Oct 3, 2019 - 6:31:35 PM $30.00 i56
Oct 1, 2019 - 4:09:23 PM $19.00 i640
Oct 1, 2019 - 4:09:23 PM $17.00 i531
Oct 1, 2019 - 4:09:14 PM $15.00 i640
Oct 1, 2019 - 4:09:14 PM $13.00 i531
Sep 30, 2019 - 5:16:44 PM $11.00 i640
Sep 30, 2019 - 5:16:44 PM $10.00 i23
Sep 30, 2019 - 3:07:26 PM $6.00 i23
Sep 30, 2019 - 3:07:26 PM $5.00 i527
Sep 29, 2019 - 9:19:00 AM $3.00 i23
Sep 29, 2019 - 8:27:35 AM $2.00 i269
Sep 28, 2019 - 10:24:08 PM $1.00 i25
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