Contemporary Designer Christmas Trees

We have had the opportunity to consign a huge collection of Christmas tree pins from a major collector. These tree brooches include signatures such as Swoboda, Kirk's Folly, Christopher Radko, LIA, Bettina von Walhof, P. Heck, Lea Stein, Monet, and more. For more pieces from this extensive collection, please see pg. 10 of the Eisenberg section, as well as our unsigned contemporary tree page and our vintage tree page. This collection is virtually unworn and many pieces include original boxes/carding, etc.

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SWOBODA

Swoboda is currently owned by Nate Waxman. These lovely designs are set with semi-precious stones that give these pieces an elegant and expensive feel, and yet they are highly affordable. According to Mr. Waxman, pieces made prior to 1966 were not signed. To purchase new Swoboda directly from Mr. Waxman, please go to the Swoboda website .

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Description: Swoboda Tree - This variation uses opaque rhodonite and aventurine with the usual garnet cabs.

Item: CTRLS1-91

Price: $45.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Swoboda (unsigned) Tree - Vaguely reminiscent of Hollycraft trees, this uses a multitude of stones in various colors, all cabochon cut. Goldtone setting, 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". This will go with just about any color of clothing. Even though this is unsigned this is a verified Swoboda design.

Item: CTRLS1-81

Price: $45.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Swoboda Tree - Large, three-dimensional tree is curved and uses larger stones than the other trees. 2 5/8"x 1 3/4" x 3/4" deep at bottom tier. Rows of green aventurine alternate with garnet cabochons. Star is set with a faceted red stone.

Item: CTRLS1-64

Price: $75.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Swoboda (Unsigned) Tree - Unsigned tree has clusters of four peridot or garnet stones in alternating rows. Goldtone, 2 1/4" x 1 5/8". Very slightly curved.

Item: CTRLS1-83

Price: $40.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Swoboda (Unsigned) Tree - Unsigned tree somewhat curved; done in an argyle pattern, alternating garnet cabochons with green aventurine nugget stones. Goldtone setting, 2 1/2" x 1 3/8". Star is set with a single clear rhinestone.

Item: CTRLS1-82

Price: $45.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Swoboda (Unsigned) Tree - Unsigned tree with garnet domed cabochons and jade flattened round cabochons. Clear rhinestone festoon zigzags down the front of this goldtone tree.

Item: CTRLS1-69

Price: $30.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Swoboda Tree - Signed, spiraling festoon done in deep turquoise-colored dyed howlite nuggets alternates with garnet cabochons. Goldtone setting, 2 1/8" x 1 1/2". Intense, unusual colors make this piece get second looks.

Item: CTRLS1-111

Price: $40.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Christopher Radko

Though this company has been around for over 20 years and is most noted for holiday ornaments and decorative collectibles, they have also made Christmas themed brooches. All of these come with their original boxes.

Description: Christopher Radko Tree - Sweeping design of goldtone metal curls are accented with multi colored rhinestones and a red enamel base. 2 1/2" x 1 5/8"

Item: CTRLS1-175

Price: $25.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Christopher Radko Tree - Poinsettia Christmas tree done in red and green enamel and set with small clusters of clear rhinestones. Base is also pave rhinestone set. Goldtone, 1 3/4" x 1 1/4".

Item: CTRLS1-169

Price: $15.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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LIA

Lia is the signature of Lianna, Inc., of Cranston, RI, and is apparently no longer in business, but was in operation from @1995 until 2003.

Description: LIA Tree - The same design, but without enamel and in goldtone.

Item: CTRLS1-330

Price: $125.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Kirk's Folly

The Kirk family (Helen, Jennifer, Elizabeth and George) has been in business since 1979, soon to celebrate their 32nd year. Known for their use of angels, fairies, and other romantic themes, Kirk's Folly jewelry has become a household word thanks to their long and successful run on QVC.

Description: Kirk's Folly Tree - Tree of Stars - done in a white enamel "sugared" with aurora borealis glitter. 2 1/8" x 1 3/4". Made in USA.

Item: CTRLS1-182

Price: $30.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kirk's Folly Tree - Called "Flora Danica", this silvertone tree is teal and light sapphire rhinestones. Silvertone, 2 1/8" x 1 1/2".

Item: CTRLS1-191

Price: $45.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kirk's Folly Tree - Called "Star Shine Freedom", this pyramidal tree is done in montana blue, red and clear rhinestones with an irridescent gold glitter star on top. Lightly antiqued silvertone, 2 3/8" x 1 7/8".

Item: CTRLS1-542

Price: $30.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

Attruia

Anthony Attruia has been designing trees for many years but apparently did not use his own mark until 1999. Nancy Trowbridge's book states that Mr. Attruia is/was an employee of Swarovski; any pieces I have seen with his signature are very nice!

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Description: Attruia Tree - Beautiful large aqua ovals set in pyramid fashion 1-2-3-4 are separated by small clear stones, all prong set, and cut out star is also set with a slightly larger prong set clear. Goldtone setting, usual Attruia castle mark and very slightly domed, 2 1/2" x 1 1/2".

Item: CTRLS1-323

Price: $75.00 US

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Description: Attruia Tree - Green tourmaline colored marquise glass rhinestones make up this entire tree (all stones are uniform, any color variations are caused by camera flash and are not found in person.) Goldtone setting, all prong set stones, and very sparkly - this did not photograph well, very nice in person. 2 1/4" x 1 1/8".

Item: CTRLS1-504

Price: $39.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Bettina von Walhof

Ms. Von Walhof is a woman of many talents and careers, known for her over-the-top figurals. She and her daughter Michelle have been producing their line, Von Walhof Designs, for several years.

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Description: Bettina Von Walhof Fur Clip Tree - This is the tree with everything! Not a brooch but a fur clip (aka pin clip) for better positioning, this also has a trembler star, a unique color combination, wire-wrapped "gifts" at the bottom, draping garland, and huge size (4" x 3"). Gunmetal type setting using all prong-set stones - huge thin navettes in a color that appears medium yellow in some lights and almost olive in others, surrounded by more thin and regular navettes in sapphire blue. The star is done in clear pears around a center round, the garland is blue and clear rhinestone chain, the base is black diamond marquises and pears, and the gifts are in sapphire blue and clear aurora borealis. Plus a sprinkling of light blue rounds and marquises! Wow! An ultimate collector piece.

Item: CTRLS1-551

Price: $225.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

More Contemporary Christmas

Description: P. Heck Tree - Little is known about this line except that Trowbridge pictures a similar tree and says that this is a Minneapolis, MN based company. Apparently hand done, this is on its original romance card and is called "Festive Fir". Unknown material appears to be painted, dark green with red ornaments and shiny goldtone star, matte goldtone base. Judicious use of green and gold glitter is not very apparent in the picture. 3 1/8" x 1 1/2".

Item: CTRLS1-510

Price: $25.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Lea Stein Paris Tree - This tree uses cellulose acetate in alternating pearlized white and silver glitter layers. 3 1/4" x 2 1/8", signed Lea Stein Paris. This exact style/color is shown in Gallina's 2nd edition book.

Item: CTRLS1-548

Price: $100.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Lea Stein Tree - A slightly different design from CTRLS1-548, this tree is done by alternating black-white lines with black and white stripe celluloid pieces. Silver glitter star sits atop. 3 1/2" x 2". Shown in both Gallina and Trowbridge in different colors.

Item: CTRLS1-549

Price: $100.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Monet Tree - Nancy Trowbridge states in her book that this piece came out in 1998. Three trees done in translucent green enamel and alternate with clear rhinestones, all done in a circle of goldtone so this almost looks like you are looking at a miniature forest. Almost 1 1/2" in diameter. Signed Monet as per logo and on original insert that has been trimmed to card size. At original issue price.

Item: CTRLS1-546

Price: $20.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Monet Cabochon Tree - This small (1 5/8" x 1") tree is shown in both the Morrison and Gallina books. Goldtone boughs are decorated with jeweltone glass cabochons. A pretty tree to wear as part of a grouping.

Item: CTRLS1-547

Price: $29.50 US

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