A cool vintage modernist enamel over copper bracelet in deep orange with black and clear candies. Measures 7 3/4" long with the clasps and 1 1/2" wide. Five trapezoid shaped panels connected by double links. Has a double spring clasp closure. In nice condition, has some chipping to the edges on the back. Striking color combination.
A vintage modernist patinated bronze necklace most likely from Finland. Pendant measures 2" across and 3 3/4" long including the dangles. Chain measures 18" around. Spring closure holds tightly. In very nice condition, wonderful dark patina. Unsigned.
A vintage modernist copper fish buckle with a large green agate cabochon eye. We paired it with a copper neck ring so it could be worn as a necklace. All of the pieces are included so could be used as a buckle if desired. Marked Mexico on the back. Fish measures 4" long and 2 1/4" across. Has raised copper curvy lines for texture. Well made great, fun design.
A well made brass or bronze large modernist pendant. Measures 3 1/2" from the top of the bale to the bottom and 2 1/2" across. Dark patina, interesting design. Unsigned. In the style of Pal Kepenyes. Would look great on a neckring!
A striking Brooch by Winifred Mason Chenet, who is known to have signed her work chenet d'haiti. According to published reports Winifred Mason Chenet was an African American woman hand crafting jewelry in Greenwich Village. She reportedly worked with and trained Art Smith, a well respected African American modernist jeweler. She believed that each piece should be unique and distinctive. This brooch is made of a single piece of copper with one end swirled over the other...
A vintage necklace with seven different cast brass Noh Masks suspended from a link chain. Has a screw clasp that holds tightly. Measures about 25" long. The length of the masks vary from 1 1/4" to 1 1/2". One has what looks like monkeys on top of the head. One looks like it has horns. Has some tarnish. Very interesting faces.
An iconic copper, brass and enamel bracelet by Casa Maya Mexico in the much desired Kiss design. This design is pictured on the front of Sandy Hargrove's book, "Maya Jewelry". Bracelet measures 7" around and 1 1/2" wide. Has a drop that hangs 2 1/2" down. Closes securely with a bar sliding between two tubes. Marked with a partial Maya Mexico stamp. Hammered brass and copper with enamel accents. A little bit of wear to the enamel on one of the headresses. Has a little tarnish...
An Arts and Crafts period acid etched brass brooch with a central blue cabochon. Measures 2 1/2" long and 2" across. Has a 'C' clasp which holds securely. Has some minor tarnish. Nice organic design.
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A vintage brooch by Winfred Mason Chenet who signed her work Chenet D'Haiti. Mason was important in the Modernist Art Jewelry movement in NYC and mentored the renowned Art Smith. This silver metal brooch measures 2 3/4" across and 2 1/2" high. Has an unusual design, mystical or maybe Voodoo inspired. Has a rollover safety clasp. Signed with her stylized chenet d'haiti mark. A very unique item.
A vintage copper hand wrought necklace with a large pendant and a central art glass drop. Looks like the work of Rafael Alfandry from Canada, but unsigned. Chain measures a total of 25 1/2" long. Pendant measures 3 1/2" long and 2" across. Nice dark patina. Interesting 'S' shaped links. Pretty teal blue color.
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A vintage Cufflinks and Tie bar set by Winifred Mason Chenet who signed her work Chenet D'Haiti. Mason was important in the Modernist Art Jewelry movement in NYC and mentored the renowned Art Smith. This hand made silver metal tie bar measures 1 1/4" long and 7/8" tall. Has a rippled back to hold tightly. Cufflinks measure 7/8" tall and 3/8" across. All pieces have a stylized face or mask. Have some minor scratches. Signed with her stylized chenet d'haiti mark on the back of tie bar...
An interesting Neck Ring with a large suspended pendant. Not sure what the silver toned metal is. Hand made and decorated with a hammered finish. Has a central 1" in diameter green stone or art glass cabochon. Neck ring measures about 12" around, with a 2" opening. Flexible so can bend a little when put on. Measures 5/8" wide. Pendant is 3" across. Has the artisan's initials 'ML' on the back of the pendant. In good condition. Great design!
A pair of vintage clip earrings in an organic brass design with large coral stones. Signed Maches on the back. We've seen this signature along with the mark Mexico on other modernist pieces. Measure 3/4" across and 1" long. In very nice condition, have very little wear and some very minor surface scratches. Clips hold tightly. Great deep red color.
A vintage Modernist Artisan Made enamel over copper bracelet. Measures approximately 7 1/2" long and 1 1/8" at the widest. Concave links give an interesting dimension to the design. Links are also curved so the bracelet lays nicely on the wrist. In nice condition, top surface has some minor wear to the edges, underside has some wear. Box clasp holds tightly. Cobalt blue contrasts with the mustard yellow and silver-white enamel. Looks great on!
A funky copper, brass and silver ashtray in the style of Casa Maya, Mexico. This ashtray has the three dimensional design of a face on both sides. Brass with hammered copper and brass wire overlay. Even has a silver tongue sticking out! Measures 5 1/4" across and 3 1/2" tall. Unmarked. Nice condition, remnants of a previous owner's polish and some tarnish. A very unique item!
A pair of vintage copper, enamel and brass earrings with ceramic masks in the style of Casa Maya. These screw back earrings measure 1 1/2" long and 1" across. Nice vintage condition, a little wear to the copper. Screw backs work fine. Marked Mexico. Very cool design!
A vintage copper and enamel brooch in an Arts and Crafts design by John Leman. Great Celtic motif. Rich brown and gold enameling. Signed on the back John Leman. Measures 2 1/2" long and 1 1/4" at the widest. Very nice condition. Safety clasp.
A vintage copper and wood brooch depicting an African silhouette. Measures 2" across and 2 1/2" tall. Top and bottom are wood and center is copper. Very nice condition, great patina. Has a rollover clasp that holds tightly. Great three dimensional design.