Vintage Signed Schreiner Red Strawberry Brooch
This is a fantastic example of the meticulous construction of Schreiner pieces of jewellery. This brooch pin takes the form of a strawberry and is decorated with bright red and green crystals. All of the crystals are prong set and sparkle really nicely. One can see how the three dimensional brooch was constructed by turning it over and viewing the riveted settings and reinforcements typical of Schreiner work. The crystals are set in Japanned metal which was a Schreiner favourite.
All in lovely condition with a working rollclasp fastener.
Signed 'SCHREINER' on a plaque attached to the back of the brooch.
'Wow' is the word that most often springs to mind when seeing a Schreiner piece. The company was founded in New York by Henry Schreiner and run by his daughter and her husband after Henry's death. Their output of colourful and unique hand crafted pieces epitomized the best that costume jewellery had to offer. They used the finest glass and lucite gems always in interesting ways. One trademark was to set the gems upside down so that the pointed end was up. Schreiner jewellery isn't always signed but the pieces are identifiable through certain design hallmarks like dogtooth setting of the stones, donut hole ear clips and big bold statements. Read our article on the characteristics of Schreiner jewellery to find out more.
How do you rate the condition of a piece?
Excellent - No visible flaws to note but items may exhibit some signs of age related wear
Very Good - Some visible flaws which aren't considered to impair the wearability of the piece
Good - Some more notable flaws but the piece is still in collectible condition
When will I receive my delivery?
We aim to send packages out the following business day after an order is received. All items will be carefully wrapped in a Gadelles box, finished with a ribbon and placed in a discreet bubble lined envelope, or small parcel box if the order contains multiple items.
UK Mainland Delivery - £2.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked 48h service
International Delivery - £12.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked International service.
This service is stated to take 3 - 5 business days for delivery to Europe and 6 - 7 business days for delivery to other destinations, however, customs processing time at the destination country is additional to the Royal Mail's estimate.
Please be aware that international deliveries may incur import taxes, to be paid by the purchaser, in their destination country.
How will my purchase be packaged?
Great care will be taken in the wrapping of your vintage jewels to protect them in transit and make the unboxing process pleasant for the buyer.
Your piece of jewellery will be wrapped in our Gadelles material, tied with a ribbon and placed in a Gadelles kraft box.
If the item that you've purchased comes with its own original packaging then your item will be sent in that box, wrapped in kraft paper and tied with a ribbon.
Very fragile items will be protected with extra bubble wrap.
We welcome international orders. Please be aware that orders from outside the UK may incur customs duties for which the buyer is responsible to pay on receipt of purchase. These charges vary by country so please review the rules with your relevant customs authority before purchase.