Georg Jensen 1940 Alphonse La Paglia Retro Brooch Model 135 In Sterling Silver - image 1 of 8

Retro brooch designed by Alphonse La Paglia (1907-1953) for Georg Jensen.

A vintage Georg Jensen USA trumpet flower pin-brooch, designed by Alphonse La Paglia, circa 1940s. Crafted with art deco and retro patterns in solid sterling silver and fitted with a hinged pin bar and a mechanical safety lock.

Weight: 19.55 Grams, (12.53 Dwt).

Measurements: 65 mm by 45 mm (2.55 X 1.77 Inches).

Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker's mark, the silver assay mark and signed, "GEORG JENSEN INC. USA STERLING L.P. 135".

Alphonse La Paglia (1907-1953), was born in Sicily, according to "Silver in American Life" (Yale University, 1979) he studied silversmithing with Georg
Jensen in Denmark. LaPaglia emerged in the U.S. in the early 1940's, designing and creating jewelry for the firm of Frederick Lunning (Georg Jensen USA
Inc.), he also worked independently crafting jewelry and holloware in his Summit, New Jersey workshop. In 1952, La Paglia established a working relationship with the International Silver Company. Under their auspices, he moved his workshop to Meriden, Connecticut and formed the International Sterling Craft Associates. There, with just a handful of assistants, he created modernist Danish inspired holloware and jewelry that was retailed by International. Alphonse La Paglia died of a heart attack at the age of 46 in 1953. The rights to his designs became the property of International and were continued in production. The International Sterling Craft Associates continued on under the directorship of Kurt Eric Christoffersen until c.1957.

Note: Georg Jensen USA of 5th Avenue in NYC sold decorative items including jewelry, after sole agency rights were granted for 100 years in America from Royal Copenhagen (the parent company of Georg Jensen Denmark). LaPaglia designed significant pieces for Georg Jensen USA until 1948. This highly collectible and rare piece, is thematically consistent with Georg Jensen pieces that draw inspiration from nature.

Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.

Condition: The overall condition of this brooch is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.

INVENTORY REF: P112822MNNH/.5797

ITEM ID
P112822MNNH/.5797
TYPE
Designer, Fine, Signed
COLOR
Silver
CREATOR
Georg Jensen
STYLE
Art Deco, OOAK One-of-a-Kind, Retro
ITEM SIZE
Weight: 19.55 Grams, (12.53 Dwt). Measurements: 65 mm by 45 mm (2.55 X 1.77 Inches).
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
Silver, Sterling Silver

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Georg Jensen 1940 Alphonse La Paglia Retro Brooch Model 135 In Sterling Silver

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