UNDERSTANDING & IDENTIFYING PERIOD COPIES

by Robin Deutsch for CJCI

Ciner Period Copy vs. Paul Flato Fine Jewelry, ca. 1939

Ciner Period Copy vs. Paul Flato Fine Jewelry, ca. 1939. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW.


The following series of articles delves into the topic of period copies in the realm of costume jewelry, which are not reproductions but rather collectible pieces in their own right. However, period copies are often misidentified as originals and a prudent jewelry collector is wise to learn to identify them and understand their origin.

The following resources were used in the creation of this educational series for CJCI:

Cathy Gordon – http://imageevent.com/bluboi/cororockfish
Bobye Syverson – http://imageevent.com/bobye/reproductions
Jane Clarke – http://morninggloryjewelry.com/
http://www.antiquehelper.com/item/295172
http://www.guyotbrothers.com/jewelry-history/jewelry-hall-of-fame/ruth-kamke/kamke1.htm
http://www.guyotbrothers.com/jewelry-history/jewelry-hall-of-fame/marcel-sandra-boucher/Boucher1.htm
Thomas Portzline/Carolyn Louise Newhouse
Linn Alber
http://www.wishbookweb.com/1943_Sears_Christmas/index.htm
Presentation by Deborah Kosnett, VFCJ Convention, Providence, RI – October 24, 2001
Brunialti’s Tribute To America
Brunialti’s American Costume Jewelry
Roberto Brunialti American Costume Jewelry Art & Industry 1935-1950 A-M/N-Z
Jewels of Fantasy
Masterpieces of Costume Jewelry by Ball & Torem
Jewelry by Chanel by Patrick Mauries, 1993 edition
Vintage Jewelry 1920s-1940s by Leigh Leshner
US Patent Office
Paid research from Ancestry.com
Paid ads from newspaperarchives.com
Paid ads and research from NYtimes.com
The Robin Deutsch Collection