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Copper and Brass Link Bracelet Attributed to Chenet D'Haiti

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Copper and Brass Link Bracelet Attributed to Chenet D'Haiti
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A striking bracelet attributed to 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. Pieces with like design and construction have been found with the chenet d'haiti mark. This bracelet is made of copper with brass overlays and connections of copper rivets and wire. Also has copper links and hook closure. Measures 7" long and 1 1/2" wide. Has some tarnish and minor surface scratches. Wonderful hand made work.

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