Fun Figural Jewelry - People
It's not often that I come across any really terrific enameled figures in superb condition but the first set below was a definite exception. These highly desireable Russian Dancers are by Hess-Appel Inc., New York, of which the foundation year is unknown. They emerged from obscurity in 1943 with these two items designed and patented by Hess and presented conspicuously in "WWD", July 30, 1943. The company also owned the rights of the mark "Jolle" that appears on some articles and was still present in the 1950's.*
Images below depict a variety of figural people executed in diverse materials that were popular at the time from the Victorian era to the present.
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