RARE Estate Art Deco Walter Lampl Carved jade Sterling silver Pin brooch. This is a stunning vintage pin or brooch by the jewelry designer Walter Lampl. It is sterling silver and it is set with a beautiful jade stone carved in a floral design. I have read that Lampl, who loved jade, brought a number of these carved stones back from China. Walter Lampl was born into poverty in New York City in 1895.
Even as a child, he worked hard and was determined to make a better life for himself and his family. He never got over his fascination with jewelry. When he was only 26 years old, he opened his eponymous wholesale jewelry company on NYC's 47th Street. He soon decided to design his own jewelry and hired several female jewelry designers, His business was a perfect expression of his inherent kindness. His brother Joe was a salesman, as was his son-in-law, Jerome.
During the Depression, he hired the husbands of his female employees if they needed work. He assisted in getting his brother-in-law's Jewish family members out of Nazi Germany. When he saw newsboys out in the cold winter weather, he bought up all their papers so they could go home.
Due to its rich history and versatility, Walter loved jade, so much so that he campaigned to have it be named the birthstone for November in 1927. He did not succeed, but it gives great insight into Walter. On the afternoon of Christmas Eve 1945, during the company party, Walter suffered a fatal heart attack. He was only 50 years old.
Weight 10.6 grams great addition to your collection? This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "joseeligogarciaciachino" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.