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J.E. Caldwell & Co Brooches

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With intricate and refined artistry, the jewelers at J.E.Caldwell & Co. have been handcrafting illustrious watches and adornments — including cocktail rings, engagement rings and link bracelets — for nearly two centuries. The American firm, which is among the oldest silver and jewelry companies in the United States, has found acclaim with collectors and buyers worldwide.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, J.E. Caldwell & Co. founder James Emmott Caldwell (1813–81) apprenticed as a silversmith and subsequently trained in watchmaking under the esteemed watchmaker Samuel Ward Benedict in New York City. Following his apprenticeships, Caldwell sought work in Philadelphia, initially securing a position with a wholesale jeweler before importing watches for a jewelry manufacturer. In the late 1830s, he established a storefront of his own, in a stately marble building on Chestnut street. Caldwell partnered with James M. Bennett thereafter in order to launch a jewelry shop nearby that they called Bennett & Caldwell. With the passing of Bennett, Caldwell partnered with a former employer, John C. Farr, and changed the company name, establishing the J.E. Caldwell & Co. of today.

In 1876, Philadelphia hosted the first World’s Fair held in the United States. Alongside the Gorham Manufacturing Company — a legendary but largely overlooked American silver firm — J.E. Caldwell showcased an array of stunning jewelry and silver objects at the event’s Centennial International Exhibition. In the early 1900s, J.E. Caldwell was contracted to fashion a presentation silver tea service — more than 160 pieces — for a newly commissioned battleship, the U.S.S. Pennsylvania. The brand’s exquisite silver wares traveled at sea aboard this battleship — and later, on the U.S.S. Valley Forge — for decades.

J.E. Caldwell & Co. became known for exquisite Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry. Ownership of the firm passed through the family over the years before changing hands to business interests outside of the family. Today a J.E. Caldwell & Co. retail location continues to operate in Philadelphia.

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Creator: J.E. Caldwell & Co.
1927 J.E Caldwell & Co. Art Deco 14 Karat Gold Naval Academy Class Eagle Brooch
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brooch is designed as a highly rendered eagle with spread wings atop a lighthouse Featuring a grooved helm and mirrored sword motif With the text '1927 US NA' for the US Naval Acad...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage J.E. Caldwell & Co Brooches

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco circa 1925 Platinum J.E. Caldwell Sapphire and Diamond Circle Pin
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Great Neck, NY
Art Deco Circa 1925 Platinum J.E. Caldwell Sapphire and Diamond Circle Pin Classic, Art Deco Circa 1925, diamond and sapphire circle pin by the famous J.E. Caldwell, an American owne...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage J.E. Caldwell & Co Brooches

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White Diamond, Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

J.E. Caldwell & Co Art Deco 22.50 Carat Sapphire Diamond Platinum Brooch
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco platinum brooch by J.E. Caldwell & Co, set with 22.50ctw in sapphires and 4.30ctw in diamonds. Brooch is 1.75" x 1 5/8". Marked with JE Caldwell mark. Weight - 38 grams.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco J.E. Caldwell & Co Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

J.E. Caldwell 1940s Art Deco 14 Karat Gold Double Clip Lapel Pin or Brooch
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Birmingham, AL
This is an absolutely Stunning and very important JE Caldwell piece! Made in 14K yellow Gold and signed on the back. This piece can be worn either as a brooch or, because of it's bri...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage J.E. Caldwell & Co Brooches

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J.E. Caldwell Enamel Natural Pearl Diamond Gold Swan Brooch Pin
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Adorable swan brooch created by J.E. Caldwell in the 1950's! Features an amazing 15.56-ct baroque natural freshwater pearl that eventually inspired the designer to make this brooch. ...
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1970s American Vintage J.E. Caldwell & Co Brooches

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Freshwater Pearl, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. brooches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of J.E. Caldwell & Co. brooches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage J.E. Caldwell & Co. jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that J.E. Caldwell & Co. diamond brooches, from our inventory of 5, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. In this collection we have 6 pieces, as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Art deco and retro are among the most popular styles available on 1stDibs from J.E. Caldwell & Co. brooches. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider brooches by Starr & Frost, Black, Chaumet and Raymond C. Yard. Prices for J.E. Caldwell's brooches can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $3,175 and tops out at $38,500, while pieces like these can sell for $9,750 on average.

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