Panetta gold tone bee brooch set with faceted amethyst glass stones for the body, and a turquoise glass head.
Measuring width 7cm by length 4cm. This is a fabulous stylish statement brooch in perfect condition.
Beneditto Panetta emigrated from Naples, Italy in 1901 and after working for Trifari and Pennino set up his own company in New York in 1945. He made replicas of fine jewellery and the slogan of the company was 'if it didn't look 'real', it went back to the drawing board'. Jewellery was produced using the finest quality materials and limited production runs and was therefore always expensive. The company was sold in the 1980's and closed in 1995.