Lisner

Vintage Lisner pieces have become collectible over the last 25 years. In the 1990s, collectors realized that the clever shapes and bright colours of the company’s cheaply made plastic leaves and baubles possessed a unique beauty. Currently, one of the most coveted vintage Lisner lines is the moulded plastic oak-leaf jewellery, which was only produced for five years in the ’60s

For nearly 30 years after its 1904 founding, Lisner imported and sold Elsa Schiaparelli’s Parisian jewellery in the United States.

They produced the bulk of their costume jewellery items in the 1950′s and 1960′s creating many intriguing resin and Lucite parures. Many of the designs were inspired by nature and consisted of leaves, berries and flowers. These gorgeous resin pieces are often referred to as Jellies. These lovely sets are sought after by collectors with some full sets commanding several hundred dollars in today’s collector’s market. They also created many quality designs which included quality rhinestones and Lucite cabochons.

Marks used:

Lisner – in block letters, first use 1935

Lisner – in script, first use 1938

Lisner – block letters with elongated L, first use 1959

Lisner purchased Richelieu-Jewellery in 1978 and became Lisner-Richelieu Corporation but shortly thereafter the company was sold again.