This Green Asian princess bracelet is not made by SELRO although many vintage sellers sell it as a genuine SELRO. It is an excellent copy and these were made by Mack Henfield and Sons from Ohio. The series was called Queens Head Siamese Jewellery. This info comes from a printed advert.
The bracelet is in good condition.
The bracelet features 5 linked sections of rope style oval gold tone base with an open work metal setting. Three of the ovals have a glass princess face which have painted eyes, eyebrows and lips. They aslo have hoop earrings , painted gold hair and metal hats above a crown. The look very like SELRO Asian princess faces but are less refined. See our two items of real SELRO to compare.
PLEASE NOTE – There are a lot of bogus claims about Selro jewellery so it is important to be aware of the ways to properly identify them. Kathie Davies has done some incredible research and has developed a website to help people correctly identify Selro jewellery and, more importantly, to identify fakes. We recently received some pieces of jewellery which were describes as SELRO but are actually not made by that company. They are still lovely items of jewellery but at Kikulu we would not sell them with the wrong description as we care very much about our reputation. This is one of those items.
The bracelet weighs 79 grams and measures 20 cm. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag.
About SELRO and SELINI jewellery
Although often used together the jewellery is rarely from both SELRO (which was a company started in the US in the 1940s by Paul Selenger) and SELINI which was another company run by Selenger. Selenger was responsible for the design of Selenger/Selini pieces.
Famous for the ‘Many faces’ of Selro – the jewellery featured Asian faces and this is what the company is most famous for.
Much of Selro/Selini jewelry is unsigned and was originally hang-tagged. There are some clues, however, to identifying unmarked Selro/Selini jewelry. Much of what is sold as SELRO/SELINI is not actually produced by them. Signed pieces are very rare.