Selro Bracelet Ultra Rare Vintage Pirates Green Gold Floss Glass R/S Unsigned A9
Selro 7"x1-1/2" Link Bracelet Ultra Rare Vintage Gilt Pirates Green Gold Floss Glass R/S Unsigned A9. Excellent condition - Rare Collectible Piece. Please note that I leave the cleaning of all vintage jewelry to the new owner. All the jewelry listed in my store is authentic vintage.
Paul Selenger was born in Odessa, Russia in 1911. In 1927, he immigrated to the United States with his mother Rose and sister Fannie. Citizen in 1942 and served his new country as a Staff Sergeant in North Africa during World War II.
Early in his costume jewellery career, he worked for H. The company was in business from approximately the late 1940s until about 1975. Selenger married quite late in life at the age of 52 and never had any children. He died at the age of 79 on Dec. Geller also said that Selenger designed a line for Hattie Carnegie.
Selro is best known for amazing figural, often depicting Asian and African faces, these unique pieces were designed by Selenger himself. There are basically three different figural faces that are found in Selro/Selini jewellery: An Asian woman face (Often called Thai Princess), an old Asian man face and an African face.
These faces can be found in numerous colors and textures i. Pearlized, plus are often over painted and embellished with elaborate headdresses that are part of the metal settings. Much of Selro jewellery is unsigned and may have been originally hang-tagged.
There are some clues, however, to identifying unmarked Selro/Selini jewelry. First, the heavy, herringbone chain that Selinger used on his lariat necklaces is distinctive and unique. A finer herringbone chain can often been seen on the smaller. Second, many pieces have a unique bracing structure on the back of the jewellery that can lead to its identification. Selinger's settings are extremely complex and detailed, Selinger liked to use very decorative prongs in his settings with large, glass cabochon stones or heavily carved lucite stones and dangles.
Many wonder if there was a connection between the two companies. Faytell said that Selenger had hundreds of pieces of HAR in his personal collection.
Geller, however, says there was no connection between Har and Selro. Geller also manufactured jewellery for HAR.
Selro merchandise was distributed through a New York wholesaler called Fran & Co. Which placed jewellery from such manufacturers as, Art, JJ and American Chanel, in department stores such as Marshall Field's, Wieboldt's, and Goldblatt's. The original Fran and Co. Price tags denoted the wholesale price to the individual department stores. In the 1970s, after he closed Selro, he served as this bridge between the factories and the wholesalers.
The Selro Company itself was always based in New York City. Selenger also manufactured jewellery under the name Selini and possibly, under the name Selan, but the main company was called Selro Corp. According to Faytell, the telephone at the company was answered "Selro". For a time, Selro and Selini were produced simultaneously.
Occasionally, jewellery can even be found featuring both the Selro and Selini marks. This information was written b y Jewels Past.