R9. “Sunflower,” Reja 1943.
Manufacturer Reja, Inc.
Designer Solomon Finkelstein.
Gold-plated sterling brooch shaped like a sunflower with large round blue crystal in the center and rhinestone studded petals and leaves. 6.5 x 4.5cm.
Marked Reja Sterling.
A picture published in WWD, 17″‘ September 1943, shows that for its fall collection of that year, Reja had made floral brooches with the same characteristics as this item, i.e. with a large central stone, surrounded by small white stones and gold-plated sterling leaves that were small in comparison with the flower.