Rare Vintage Signed Mr. John Crown Brooch
Mr. John, milliner extraordinare, was the hat maker to the stars in the 1940's and 50's. Most famous for his work as milliner to Viven Leigh in Gone with the Wind, he also designed hats for the likes of the Duchess of Windsor, socialite Goria Vanderbuilt, and actress Lauren Bacall. Mr John had his own line of jewelry, which was marked with a hang tag or came in a presentation box, so signed pieces are few and far between. Crafted in gold wash over silver tone metal, this regal brooch is studded with silver tone balls, adding depth and interest. The center stone is a square cut emerald green foil back rhinestone set on the diagonal and the outside chatons are hot orange foil back rhinestones. The Mr. John signature is boldly written in script across the bottom piece of the crown. Measures 1 3/4 by 1 1/2", signed Mr. John.