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K.J. L. Kenneth Jay Lane Early Lion Head Brooch



An early Kenneth Jay Lane design of a roaring lion head. The oval signature plaque on the back is inscribed K. J. L. The use of the periods between the letters and lack of a copyright symbol makes this the first signature Kenneth Jay Lane used on his pieces prior to 1973. The cast metal brooch is three dimensional and meticulously carved showing the lion's mane with open mouth. The face is set with rhinestones and the eyes are each set with an amber color glass cabochon. Rich gold plate is excellent and typical of Kenneth's early pieces. The brooch measures 1.5 inches wide, 1.75 inches high and 1.25 inches deep.


  • Creator
  • Metal
    Gold Plate
  • Weight
    45 g
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)Width: 1.5 in. (38.1 mm)Depth: 1.25 in. (31.75 mm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition. Gold plate is worn off of the pin that goes through fabric as shown in last photo. The rest of the brooch is very very nice.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5449307302

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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    This item cannot be returned.

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