A fabulous vintage 1968-70 signed Kenneth J. Lane seahorse figure brooch with large oval emerald green glass cabochon in the center, one ruby red rhinestone for the eye and clear rhinestones throughout the creature’s body. This piece was part of the Fantasy Animal Collection and can be seen in Mr. Lane’s own book “Faking It” on pages 94-95. The brooch is in excellent condition, with gold tone finish in rich with color and the stones shine with clarity. Kenneth Lane has been designing jewelry for himself since 1963 and people such as First Lady Jackie Kennedy, movie stars Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor as well as Princess Diane have worn is designs. The term Jelly Belly on this piece refers to the round stone in the sea horse's mid section.
This unique piece is estate jewelry, which by definition means previously owned. Jewelry in this vintage genre reflects the period from 100 years ago to the 1970s. Most were not mass-produced or mass-marketed and some are one-of-a-kind items.
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