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"F" in a circle -- see Fuller, Geo. H.
F.C.C. see FORSTNER--FORSTNER CHAIN CORP
F & B -- see Foster and Bailey
Fleur-de-lis charm - see Moreland, Debra
Backwards F with R -- see Francesca Romana
Mark: Fabiola Photo courtesy Rita Perloff.
Mark: Fabiola Photo courtesy Barbara Sallen.
Mark: Fabiola earring card Photo courtesy Barbara Sallen.
"Fabiola name was used between the late 50's to the early 60's based on when this traveling salesman traveled with these samples." -- info from Barbara Sallen.
Fabrik-marke - means trademark
FAC -- see Fifth Avenue Collection
Mark: Original Farhner 925 Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Mark: "TF & Germany Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Mark: Fahrner made some jewelry for Murrle, Bennett and Co. which was signed with both their marks Courtesy Cathy Gordon
Mark: TF 935 Depose Courtesy Cathy Gordon
Mark: TF & 935 Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Mark: Fahrner, TF, 925 Courtesy Ron Maranto
Mark: TF, 935, Depose, PH (PH for Patriz Huber who designed exclusively for Fahrner from 1901-1902) Courtesy friend of RCJ
1883-Theodor Fahrner Jr. took over his father's firm which made rings
1887-1895: company expanded to making other jewelry
Appox.: 1900-1919 some designers who worked for the company - Franz Boeres, Rudolf Bosselt, Max Joseph Gradl, Hermann Haussler, Patriz Huber, Georg Kleemann, Ferdinand Morawe and others.
1901: the TF trademark is introduced
1919: Theodor Fahrner died and company bought by Gustav Braendle and renamed Gustav Braendle, Theodor Fahrner Nachf.
1920s-1930s: the Deco style jewelry most often associated with Fahrner is produced
WWII: jewelry was still produced , although in 1945 the factory was destroyed by a bomb and all archives were lost
1952: Gustav Braendle died and the firm taken over by his son Herbert.
1960s: produced modern silver jewelry with stones, "Antique Art" series of gold and silver jewelry with Roman or Egyptian motifs
1979: Herbert Braendle died and Gustav Braendle, Theodor Fahrner Nachf was dissolved. Most records were destroyed.
Information provided by Cathy Gordon from the book: Theodor Fahrner Jewelry ..between Avantgarde and Tradition, by Ulrike von Hase-Schmundt, Christianne Weber and Ingeborg Becker
Fairdeal Manufacturing Co., Providence, RI c. 1963
Mark: ROMA --1963 (RCJ)
FAIR MAID - 1934 - see Providence Stock Company
Fallow, Samuel c. 1930
Mark: Fallowgram Photo courtesy Nancy Hopper.
Information courtesy Sam Mitchell.
Fallowgram -- see Fallow, Samuel
Farah Lister see Lister, Farah
Fashion Art (script) -- see Mayer Bros.
Fashion Flair (script) -- see CORO
Fashion Square -- see CORO
Fashionata (script) -- see CORO
Fashioncraft -- see The Fashioncraft Jewelry Co.
Fashiocraft Robert --see The Fashioncraft Jewelry Co.
FASHIONCRAFT JEWELRY CO., INC, NY, NY --see The Fashioncraft Jewelry Co.
Feathagold see ACCESSOCRAFT PRODUCTS CO
Featherweights -- see Florida Featherwieghts, Inc.
We have found NO documentation linking these marks to Coro. If you have such, please contact us.
Feinberg, Jay -- see Strongwater
Felch -- see Danecraft
Fenichel -- NY, NY - 1925 - c. 1959
Mark: Fenichel -- notice how "l" is often missing or distorted Photo courtesy Cheri & Rocky Van Hoover.
Founded by Louis Fenichel.
Avon was licensed for his jewelry and perfumes.
Ferra, Marie -
Mark: Maire Ferra © Photo courtesy Myrna Seale.
Mark: Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
Ferraggioli -- see Pierre Bex
Fifth Avenue Collection
Mark: Butler -- combination of upper and lower case letters. Photo courtesy Donna Dunn
Mark: BUTLER in all capital letters. Photo courtesy Donna Dunn
Mark: FAC in all caps script. Photo courtesy Donna Dunn
Mark: FAC in all caps block print. Photo courtesy Donna Dunn
Finberg Manufacturing Co. -- Attleboro, MA; 1888 - present?
Mark: F.M.C. (used in Canada)
Mark: F.M. CO.
Finn Jensen -- see Jensen, Finn
Fire Bird -- see CORO
Fishel, Nessler & Co., New York, NY -- c. 1885 until at least 1936
Mark: F.N.CO. Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon. Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
Mark: A crown & shield with F.N.CO. at an angle across the shield.
Mark: A fish with F.N.CO. on it's body.
Mark: A fish with "Sterling" on it's body Courtesy Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
Mark: "Torshell" on a crescent with a turtle within the arcs of the crescent.
Founded by Henry W. Fishel and S.C. Nessler.
Fisher, J.M.F. Co. Attleboro, MA; c. 1879 to at least 1949
Mark: J.M.F. CO.
Mark: J.M.F.& Co. Courtesy Ed Grimes
Mark: JMF Sterling Courtesy Joe Weingarten.
Founded by John Melatiah Fisher and Charles R Harris; originally known as Harris and Fisher
When Charles Harris retired in 1885, the firm became known as the JM Fisher Co.
FLEISCHER, ROBERT-- c. March 1963
Mark: Victoria Flemming
Flora Danica -- Denmark -- 1953
Mark: Courtesy Raefield Designs
Founded in 1953 by Orla Eggert who perfected a method of preserving pieces of Danish vegetation by dipping the pieces in sterling and then bonding 24K gold over the sterling foundation.
Anette and Vagn Ibsen (both fashion and textile designers) purchased the company in March of 2006 and plan to expand the line.
Information kindly providied by Annette Floystrup.
Floradora -- see R. F. SIMMONS
FLORENZA c. 1950 -- 1981
Mark: Florenza -- around 1949-1950
Mark with copyright, after 1955 , , , Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
Mark: Lorraine Marsel Marsel was a jobber located in Texas. Dan Kasoff put her name on pieces so they would be special to her,
but those same pieces were also in their open line. Photo and info courtesy Jan Gaughan from Larry Kasoff.
Mark: Rosenfeld by Florenza Courtesy Lorie Mattson. Rosenfeld was a hand bag designer and manufacturer located in NYC,
and a Florenza customer from approximately 1960 until 1981.
Rosenfeld and Marsel were the only customers whose names were put on jewelry along with Florenza's.
Mark: Foil tag used by Florenza Courtesy Jan Gaughan
Not all Florenza was marked.
Dan Kasoff Corporation was producing jewelry in the 1940's, before using the name Florenza.
The name "Florenza" came from the name of Dan's wife Florence.
Florenza manufactured jewelry for Capri, House of Benedict, Estee Lauder, Albert Weiss, Stanley-Kazlo & Kramer of N.Y.
Florenza made vanity items signed Florenza, and unsigned for TACOA--The Accessories Corporation of Atlanta--late 1960's into 1970's.
Also see "Kaywin".
Info kindly provided by Larry Kasoff, son of Dan.
Florida Featherweights, Inc - c. 1966 - 1984; Florida
Mark: Featherweights in arched script; 1966-1984 This is from US Trademark site.
The trademark site also states that the mark was a "DESIGN PLUS WORDS". I think the design was probably a flamingo, which would be logical in Florida.
If this is correct, then the mark shown for Greenbaum Novelty in Dolan's book is not correct.
Florodoro -- see Whiting & Davis
FLYING COLORS -- see Parrot Pearls
F.M.CO. --see Finberg Man. Co.
FN Co -- see Fishel
F.N. Kistner - see Kistner, F.N.
for that priceless look -- see CORO
FOLD ON - 1934 - see Providence Stock Company
FormArt Corporation -- New York -- 1988 until present
Mark: Bellini by Formart
Forsit see FORSTNER--FORSTNER CHAIN CORP
Forstar see FORSTNER--FORSTNER CHAIN CORP
FORSTNER CHAIN CORP., Irvington, NJ -- c. 1920 -- c. 1980
Later changed name to Forstner Jewelry Manufacturing Corp.
Mark: Forstner in script -- first used 1937
Mark: Courtesy Maureen McWilliams
Mark: F.C.C. 1/20 10 K.G.F. Courtesy Sandy
Mark: Forstner in block letters , Courtesy Andrea Maloney
Mark: Initials W&F with a star between inside elongated hexagon
Mark: Radio -- Oct. 1920
Mark: Numum -- Aug. 1923
Mark: Image of a Carosel -- June 1935
Mark: Climatest -- Dec. 1949
Mark: Bolita -- Jan. 1950
Mark: Forstar -- June 1950
Mark: Remembrance -- 1954
Mark: Teenette -- May 1958
Mark: Backward "F" with arrow through the center -- 1962
Mark: Token of Love -- 1965
Have ads from 1947-1956
Fortune -- see FORSTNER--FORSTNER CHAIN CORP
Foster & Bailey -- see Theodore W. Foster & Bro. Co
Francesca Romana, Sao Paulo, Brazil/ Coral Gables, FL - 1988 to present
Mark: Backwards F with R - 1988 Photo courtesy Lani Peterson
Mark: Francesca Romana - 1988
Mark: Francesca Romana -1988
Thanks to Patrick Dolan for the information.
Francois (script) -- see CORO
Frank Buck -- see Buck, Frank
Frank M. Whiting -- see Whiting
FRARICO -- see Rifas
FRED A. BLOCK -- see Block, Fred. A.
Fred Gray Corp.
Mark: Fred Gray Corp. Photo courtesy BeeGee McBride.
Some things we do and do not know about the "S" in a star mark:
"S" in a star -- Pin with this mark was seen on an original card which said "Fred Gray Corp." -- Style of pin was 1930's - 1940's
"S" in a star, "Made in USA" and an applied plate with "Fred Gray Corp." -- all these marks were seen on a bird brooch. (info from Pat Seal)
Pieces marked only with the "S" in a star, or with the "S" in a star and "Made in USA" may or may not be Fred Gray -- we just don't know.
It is possible that the "S" in a star and "Made in USA" may be the mark of the actual manufacturer who made jewelry for any number of jewelry companies.
Fred Meyer Jewelers -- 1973 till present
Mark: Merksamer 1966 -- Meyer bought Merksamer Jewelers shortly after 1995 Courtesy Linda Lange
FREIRICH c. 1900 -- 1990
Mark: Freirich Photo courtesy Victoria James
Originally called Maison David & located in US & France. Bought out by Solomon Freirich in 1922.
Name remained Maison David in France, but changed to Freirich in US.
Millinery & dress ornaments; buttons for Chanel & Dior.
Excellent quality, all handmade jewelry in an antique, Victorian look
Begin marking their jewelry in 1960's; closed in 1990
Freshura -- see MARVELLA
Fried, Sam; Cleaveland, MO; b. 1910 - d. 1979
Mark: Sterling Fried Courtesy Aged and Opulent Jewelry
Known for making Sterling silver jewelry in the Moderist style.
Not all pieces were signed.
Information provided by Fried's son-in-law.
From, Niels Erik
Fuller, Geo. H. & Son Company -- Pawtucket, RI; 1858 to present
Mark: Fuller's Findings around "F" Photo courtesy RCJ.
Mark: "F" inside a circle, without the "Fuller's Findings" around it.
Maker of jewelry findings, badges, class pins, etc.
View a Fuller's Findings catalog from 1950.
Futura -- see CORO
Futurama -- see CORO
PAT SEAL: research files
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
LUCILLE TEMPESTA: owner-publisher of the Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry Magazine
BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
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