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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 03, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

This unusual demi-parure comes from a local estate and is in very good condition for butterfly lovers everyw! The necklace, which is signed "Alice Caviness," measures 3-1/2" by 7-1/2" with a 24" chain. You could certain shorten the chain; it appears to be original to the piece. The matching clip-on earrings are not signed and measure just under 3" long. The butterfly is 4" by 3-1/2" without the chain and bead dangles.

The stones are all present and are bright colors of green, blue, red and amber.

From Judith Miller's "Costume Jewelry"..."Costume designer Alice Caviness began making jewelry just after World War II, and her company, based in Long, Island, New York, continued production following her death in 1983. Pieces range from parures and demi-parures to earrings and single pins, including carved cameos, fruits and animal figurals. All her pieces are characterized by the use of high-quality materials, notably crystal stones of unusual colors. Mostly marked 'Alice Caviness,' they are relatively scarce and increasingly sought-after by collectors."

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