A modernist pair of dangle earrings by Winifred Mason Chenet. According to published reports Winifred Mason Chenet was an African American woman hand crafting jewelry in Greenwich Village. She worked with and trained Art Smith, a well respected African American modernist jeweler. She believed that each piece should be unique and distinctive. These earrings have a smooth finish on the top and a hammered texture on the bottom. Chenet used some oxidation for an interesting contrast...
A vintage modernist patinated bronze necklace by Uni David Andersen from Norway designed by Unn Tangerud. Marked on the back, Uni David Andersen Bronse, Inv. U. T. Pendant measures 2 3/8" across and 3 1/8" long. Chain measures 25" around. Spring closure holds tightly. In very nice condition, wonderful dark patina. Chain has a few small areas of tarnish. Classic Norway Bronze design.
A vintage modernist patinated bronze necklace by Uni David Andersen from Norway designed by Unn Tangerud. Marked on the back, Uni David Andersen Bronse, Inv. U. T. Pendant measures 1 5/8" across and 3" long including the dangles and bale. Chain measures 25" around. Spring closure holds tightly. In very nice condition, wonderful dark patina. Classic Norway Bronze design.
Beautiful carved A grade leaf shape earrings.
1.5 inches long
Beautiful Jadeite Pair of boy and girl earring.
1 each long
Jorma Laine modernist bronze pendant necklace
1960 - 70
Pendant - 5 1/4" long
Chain - 25" extended
Weight - 46 grams
Marked on verso - Jorma Laine, Bronze, Finland
Excellent vintage condition
A vintage rare Pal Kepenyes brutalist necklace with 5 Mexican opals and a central dark reddish brown stone at the bottom. Brass with a copper wash. Stamped Pal Kepenyes Mexico twice on the back. Measures about 20" around. Central section measures about 7" across. Hook closure holds securely. Has a bend on the bottom rung. On the other side of the bend it has a partial crack that doesn't go all the way through and is stable...
A vintage modernist bronze ring with an abstract design by Sten and Laine Finnfeelings from Finland. Front measures 1" long and 1" across. Ring measures size 7 1/2 currently, but since it is open in the back, it is adjustable. Has a little tarnish. Cool mid century design!
Here is an attractive locket made from white metal. It is chased on the front in a stylized pattern, and plain on the back. The inside has some scratches, we don’t know why. The photo rings and celluloid are not present. It measures 1-1/4” x 7/8" and the cool paperclip chain is a bit over 22". The back has a few dark marks which might clean up. Generally a handsome Victorian (or possibly Edwardian) jewel. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully...
A vintage modernist bronze link bracelet by Pentti Sarpaneva in the Rauma Lace design. Measures about 7" around and 1/2" wide. Has a box push in closure which holds securely and a safety chain. Marked P. Sarpaneva on the back of the clasp. Fine condition, warm patina. 1960's.
Carl Tasha modernist dragon pendant necklace
Brass on leather cord
Pendant - 1 5/8" x 3"
Marked C. Tasha on verso
Very good vintage condition
A bronze pendant and what looks like a copper chain probably by Hannu Ikonen of Finland in the iconic Reindeer Moss design. Pendant part measures almost 2" high and 3 1/4" across. Chain measures 29" long and has a hook closure. Nice warm patina. We have matching clip earrings in another listing. Will combine shipping.
A very cool brooch by Peggy Miller, an American studio jeweler who worked in Baltimore in the 1950's -60's. This brass brooch measures 2" across and 2 1/8" high. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. Signed Peggy Miller on the back. The points are curved up giving the brooch a three dimensional effect. There is some tarnish. Great mid century design.
A studio hand made copper necklace collar with a lapis cabochon set in what looks like sterling silver. Made of three pieces of curved copper connected with rivets in an Arts and Crafts design. Central medallion turns for multiple effects. Hooks on the side. Measures about 16 1/2" around, (hard to be precise due to the curve). Medallion measures 2 1/2" across. Has some minor surface scratches. Not exactly symmetrical, has a hand made quality...
Art Smith modernist brass earrings
1 1/2" diameter
Weight - 17.25 grams
Marked Art Smith in script
Very good vintage condition
Vintage Mexican mid-century copy of Hubert Harmon's "sea serpents" cuff bracelet, this is a nice alternative to the original that is very hard to find and hence commands lofty prices. I like to think that Harmon was inspired by Mexican folk art when he created this design as is the case with his famous "mermaid" pieces. And though the cuff at hand is simply marked "MEXICO", I wouldn't be surprised if it was made by Casa Maya since they did not always fully sign their creations...
Pal Kepenyes brass modernist necklace
Mid 20th century
Center pendants, set with western opals, measure 6" long
Should fit a 16" neck
Weight - 208 grams
Signed Pal Kepenyes, Mexico
Condition - excellent vintage
Big statement vintage 1960s mixed metals copper with brass appliques and green onyx stones hinged bangle bracelet by Mexican maker Casa Maya. Marked
MAYA MEXICO. With pin closure. The copper has a darkened decorative finish. The green cylindrical stones are held with bolts. 2 1/8 inches wide and 7 inches
inside circumference. The inside diameters are 2 3/8 and 2 1/8 inches...