Swoboda mini crystal jade bonsai tree ornament signed

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 04, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Swoboda of California

Bonsai Tree

Trade-marked Ornament

This is a lovely table top ornament by Swoboda. Crafted in heavy gold-plated metal and highly polished semi-precious stones, it appears to be a miniature bonsai tree at 3" tall and 3" wide. The branches are decorated with green agate leaves and orange jade berries - lovely! T is amazing detail in the roots and branches. T is some plating loss and 6 stones are missing. All in all, a wonderful and rare piece for the swoboda collector. The Swoboda name plate is attached on the back of the trunk.

Swoboda is signed on the back.Swoboda used high quality goldplated settings along with natural gemstones in their designs. The quality is unmatched and the designs have a timeless elegance sure to become classics in their own right. Swoboda of California was begun in 1955. Jewelry from this company is characterized by thick gold plating and the use of semiprecious gemstones and real pearls. The designs are outstanding, frequently using Asian or Victorian themes. It is usually marked with the entire word, Swoboda, but is sometimes marked SWO. INC if t was not enough room for the entire name. This company closed in 1985, but reopened more recently and is once again in production

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