Large 1940s Joseff Of Hollywood Floral Brooch
Large gold-tone 1940s Joseff of Hollywood flower brooch. It has the signature Joseff of Hollywood 'Russian gold' finish and features three flowers with gold-tone filigree petals and blue glass centers. The brooch measures 4" long and 3" tall and is stamped, 'Joseff Hollywood' on the back. It is in good condition with some light wear to the finish throughout as is appropriate for its age. Additionally there is wear to the finish on the leaf on the upper right hand side of the brooch - see photos.
Joseff of Hollywood made much of the jewelry that was used in the Hollywood films of the 1930s and 1940s. The company was famous for developing a unique, coppery gold-colored matt metallic finish – known as Russian gold – which minimized the problem of over-reflectivity when filming gold jewelry under powerful studio lights.