Knoll & Pregizer KP Earrings Reproduction Alert
It's now 2014 and these repros are still showing up on ebay...at least twice a month. I have seen at least 30 pairs if not more over the past year 2013. They are all coming from sellers in England. Please be careful. They are contemporary repros of Knoll & Pregizer and not authentic art deco. Marked KP 925 and SIL in an oval cartouche with 9 ct gold shepherd hooks. I bought these earrings on eBay c.2000 knowing they were reproductions although the seller did not--giving them the benefit of the doubt(I own at least 10 pairs of different styles all purchased over the years from the UK. These are the only paste repros I've seen with a makers mark). I never checked the back because usually they never have markings other than SIL (for Silver) or 925. I looked at the pictures in the auction then pulled out my ten year old pair of earrings and there it was...the KP trademark. These reproductions were made from authentic Knoll & Pregizer earrings which were used to make the molds. The new ones have slightly different surmounts than mine, but the pendant part and the marks are identical. For now they are only being sold as 'art deco style' earrings. They are modern reproductions likely made yesterday.
I have also been advised that the style has been copied, probably in China, done in some type of rhodium plated metal and crystals or CZs.
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