This brooch is a sophisticated, yet understated piece of miniature sculpture and a fine example of the Mid-Century Wearable Art Movement. It was made by the artist, Paul Lobel, in his Greenwich Village studio in New York City in the 1950’s. It is marked “LOBEL Sterling”. As with the best of Lobel’s designs this piece has a snap that sets it apart. The piece is in excellent condition. The dimensions are 1 ¾ x 1 ¼ inches or 44mm x 32mm. The weight is 10.4 gms or .33 troy ounces.
The Chelsea Collection
This necklace was designed and made by the artist, Paul Lobel, in his Greenwich Village studio in New York City during the 1950’s and is composed of hand-wrought triangular loops of square sterling stock. The design really clicks and is both graceful and bold. The center link is marked “Lobel Sterling”. The piece is a fine example of the Mid-Century Modern Wearable Art Movement and is in excellent condition. The length is 16 ¾ inches or 40.25 cm. The weight is 56.1 gms or 1.8 ounces troy.