1960s Kenneth Jay Lane Aquarius Zodiac Brooch
1960s Kenneth Jay Lane Aquarius Water Bearer brooch. It is made in the shape of a figure holding a large urn of water and has two light blue glass eyes. The brooch measures 1 1/2" long x 1" wide. It is marked 'K.J.L.' in a plaque located on the back - the signature Lane used in the 1960s. It is in very good condition.
Kenneth Jay Lane was born in 1930 in Detroit, MI. He founded his costume jewelry firm in 1963. His designs were so popular that his initial collection at Saks Fifth Avenue sold out in one day. Lane’s jewelry has been worn by Diana Vreeland, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Diana the Princess of Wales. One of Lane’s best known pieces is the three-strand imitation pearl necklace that was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy. Lane has appeared in Andy Warhol films, was mentioned in a song by by Lou Reed and appeared on numerous Best Dressed Lists.