Spiral Cat Vintage American Brooch | Jonette Jewelry | 1980s
A charming oval vintage pewter brooch from the famous American firm Jonette Jewelry. This finely-detailed casting, dating to the mid-1980s, beautifully captures a stretching cat surrounded by a swirling spiral motif. Roll-over clasp and clear JJ maker’s mark to the rear.
The Jonette Jewelry Company is a name well known to collectors of American costume jewellery. Most famous for its range of whimsical pins and brooches, this family-owned business was founded in Rhode Island in the mid-1940s but has its origins in the 1930s firms Providence Jewelry and Lisker & Lisker, which shut down due to wartime shortages of materials. Jonette Jewelry Co. closed in 2006 after 60 years of production, and its designs are now much sought after by vintage collectors.
At Thrilled Kitty we offer a selection from their mid-1980s range of humorous cat brooches and lapel pins, cast mostly in polished pewter and brass. Often making use of articulated features, JJ pieces are a great way to add a touch of fun to an outfit. And, as with all of our antique and vintage jewellery pieces, they are gift boxed and ready to give as a fantastic present. You’ll find more great examples if you explore our full selection of Jonette Jewelry brooches and pins.
Approximate Dimensions: 5.5cm x 3.7cm (at the longest/widest point)
Condition Report: In excellent vintage condition, professionally cleaned and polished.
Marks: JJ maker’s mark to rear