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Vintage Modernist Winifred Mason Chenet Dangle Earrings Copper

Vintage Modernist Winifred Mason Chenet Dangle Earrings Copper


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Other Metals: Modernist: Pre 1960: Item # 1335527

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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. Measure 1 1/8" across and 1 7/8" high. Screw backs hold securely. One earring is marked with the stylized chenet mark. This is a transitional signature between pieces marked Mason and chenet d'Haiti. In very nice condition. Have a great hand made feel. Very distinctive work.