A wonderful face pendant in pewter by Modernist Hilda Krauss who was among the early participants in the modern studio jewelry movement working in the 1930's and 40's in New York and then Connecticut. Her jewelry was displayed in the exhibit titled "Modern Handmade Jewelry" in New York at the MOMA in 1946 along with others, including the works of Alexander Calder, Harry Bertoia and Paul Lobel. This pendant measures 3" by 2 1/2" and is strung on a black silk cord original to the piece. It is signed as shown and in fine original condition. The big round eyes, open mouth, spiked hair and raised nose give the face a spooky and haunting look. Very tactile and fun to ponder. Pieces by Krauss are rare to find and this one is a treat for the Modernist collector.