Elegant Vintage Dachshund enamel rhinestone pin signed Sphinx Nos. Brand new, never worn.
An elegant, finely detailed and intricate Doxie pin depicting a Dashing Dachshund enameled in a rich mottled brown with gilded ears, nose and paws and a beautiful rhinestone chest and belly.
Measures 1 5/8" inches in length and 1" inch tall. From an estate collection of new old stock impeccably crafted top quality vintage designer jewelry items manufactured by the Sphinx* jewelry company. Authentic vintage Sphinx pin back brooch marked on back with engraved car touche and design serial number. Highly collectible vintage designer enameled figural pin in new condition.
When these are sold, they're gone for good.
Product and Company History
*SPHINX: 1948-2000 Founded in 1948, The Sphinx Company was a renowned British jewelry manufacturing company that produced well made, quality constructed, and beautifully designed costume jewelry that had the look of real jewelry.
In addition to a line of their own often whimsical and always elegant designs, they produced jewelry items from the 1940's through the 1990's for many creatively talented artists and high end department stores, in continental Europe as well as the United States.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sphinx, like a multitude of other jewelry manufacturers coming of age during the industrial revolution, also imitated the designs of other esteemed jewelry artists. While those coveted pieces were usually sold for a price only a few could purchase, Sphinx was able to manufacture a quality made, modern style for its time product, and offer it at a price the typical working class admirer could afford.
Mark: "SPHINX" in an oval car touche with some having a "LETTER AND NUMBER" included or without the Sphinx name, having only a"LETTER AND NUMBER" in a car touche. Unsigned pieces were either for customers who wanted to sell pieces as their own, because work was produced in a rush to meet demand or because there wasn't space on the design. Pieces may have either numbers only or a letter and numbers. These were design serial numbers. The jewelry is now becoming highly collectible since Sphinx ceased operations in the 1990's.
Vintage Dachshund collectibles. This area is what we call Vintage Corner. The Dachshund has been around for a long time and companies have come and gone throughout the years, but the legacy of the Dachshund products they created still lives strong. Vintage Corner brings you high-quality Dachshund collectibles that we have secured from Estate Sales around the world. We strive to bring you vintage Dachshund collectibles in excellent condition. In most cases, you are assured to get a one-of-a-kind item that has been passed down through generations. For the true Dachshund enthusiast, this is what you've always been waiting for.