This is a lovely 1950s vintage rhinestone fur pin by Schreiner in the design of a juicy fruit or berry in its cup with a dainty two-leaf stem below.
The “fruit” is a large topaz-coloured glass cabochon in a crimped-edge (pie like) setting (see pic of reverse) with open diamond-shaped prongs – a setting seen in many Schreiner pieces. The rhinestone-set “cup” also appears in many Schreiner pieces, often half-covering cabochons in big complex brooches. It is a perforated component that can easily be set with any colour combination of rhinestones. Here it is filled with an interesting colour mix of topaz and smoky grey rhinestones that have a very fiery sparkle (not easy to capture in pictures).
There are matching topaz and smoky navette crystals representing leaves in the stem below. All the stones are foiled and the setting has a dark grey gunmetal finish. The pin hinge is quite shallow so there is no unsightly gap when it is worn brooch-style on regular clothing and the sharp ends curve safely towards the clip, away from the skin. It is 1.5″ (4 cm) high and 7/8″ (1.8 cm) wide.
It is unsigned but confidently attributed to Schreiner based on the crimped setting, prongs and unusual colours. The matching earrings, which unfortunately I don’t have, are signed “Schreiner New York.” (There’s currently a pair on the Schreiner page at VintageTreasuresJewellery.)
It is in very good vintage condition – the only issue is that two prongs at the top have darkened and lost their sheen, though as the rest are dark this is not very noticeable at all. The pin works well, the stones are undamaged – very bright and sparkly – and the gunmetal finish is otherwise in very good shape.