Modernist Jewelry and Modern Art by Auerbach and Maffia
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1235010 (stock #2908)
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Art Smith modernist sterling silver ring with onyx, amber and amethyst

1950's

Size 9

Weight - 17 grams

Purchased from the original owner who acquired it directly from Art Smith

Unmarked

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1237668 (stock #2925)
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Art Smith modernist sterling necklace and bracelet set w/amethyst

Sterling silver choker and bracelet

Choker measures appx. 3 7/8" x 4" interior diameter

Bracelet measures appx. 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" interior diameter

Large amethyst orb measures 3/4" in diameter

Lot weight - 49 grams

Necklace signed

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1980 item #1239605 (stock #2943)
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Oil on canvas by Lucio Ranucci - Italian, b. 1924.

Musicians at a fair on a bus or cart

Vibrant colors

Measures appx. 23 1/4" x 36".

Framed - 27" X 39"

Condition - very good original.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1253799 (stock #2993)
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Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver with wood brooch

4 1/4" long

2" at widest point

Stamped Cooke, sterling on verso

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1326712 (stock #3505)
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Jon Havener modernist sterling silver and leather necklace with unique granulated surface treatment

Late 20th century

Pendant element measures - 3 1/2" x 3"

Should fit a 15 1/2" - 16" neck

Overall length from clasp to bottom of pendant - 9"

Weight - 175 grams

Stamped Havener, sterling in block letters

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1334650 (stock #3558)
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Paul Lobel modernist sterling silver brooch

1950

Large and well crafted this brooch weighs 23.30 grams

Measurements - 4 3/4" long x 3" wide

Marked Lobel, sterling on verso

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1340801 (stock #3588)
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Art Smith modernist jewelry silver necklace/choker dubbed "Paraspiral"

Exquisite hand wrought form - very rare in silver

1950

Measures approximately 2" at tallest point

Diameter approximately 5" x 4 3/4", should fit a 14 or 14 1/2" neck

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1342691 (stock #3599)
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Art Smith modernist nickel silver "Three Hole" bracelet

1950

Interior circumference - 6 5/8" including a rear opening of 1"

3" tall

Weight - 69 grams

Unmarked

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Latin American : Pre 1960 item #1352705 (stock #3724)
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Graziella Laffi modernist sterling silver cuff bracelet

Peru

Mid 20th century

This exceptional example of Laffi's work weighs a solid 62.50 grams

2 1/4" tall

Interior circumference - 6" plus a rear opening of 1"

Stamped G. Laffi, Peru, 925

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1352748 (stock #3726)
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Sam Kramer modernist sterling silver bracelet

1950

Interior circumference - 7 1/2"

Measures 2" at it's widest point

This heavy and well crafted bracelet weights 138 grams

Marked sterling with artist's cypher

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1980 item #1354159 (stock #3742)
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Luis Lopez Loza bronze figural abstract sculpture

18 1/2" tall

Wood base - 11 1/2" x 12"

Very good original condition

Lopez Loza - b. 1939 Mexico

Loza studied in Mexico City at the Escuela De Pintura y Escultura ‘la Esmeralda’, the Centro Superior de Artes Aplicadas and at the Pratt Graphic center in New York

Collections - Metropolitan Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum and, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1256485 (stock #3000)
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Xavier Gonzalez (1898-1993)

Spanish American Painter and sculptor

Exhibited -

Whitney Museum of American Art

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gonzalez hand crafted this necklace for his wife and fellow artist, Ethel Edwards

The necklace comes from a collection of Gonzalez's jewelry donated by the artist and his wife to the Art Student's League, NY, where he taught sculpture for many years

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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1346251 (stock #3629)
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Xavier Gonzalez (1898-1993)

Spanish American Painter and sculptor

Exhibited -

Whitney Museum of American Art

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Gonzalez crafted this necklace for his wife and fellow artist, Ethel Edwards

This necklace was part of a collection of Gonzalez's jewelry donated by the artist and his wife to the Art Student's League, NY, where he taught sculpture for many years

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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1353219 (stock #3737)
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Rebajes modernist sterling silver and brass bracelet

7" long x 1 1/2" wide

This substantial bracelet weighs over 97 grams

Marked Rebajes, sterling

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1056387 (stock #2493)
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Mena Messina sterling silver necklace

Striking modern design

18 1/2" long x 1 3/8" wide

Weight - a substantial 200 grams

Heavy and well rendered

Signed Mena Messina SS 1994

Messina -

Education - The Philadelphia College of Art 1972-76

Galleries -

The Guggenheim Museum NYC

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Blue Streak Gallery Philadelphia PA

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #989942 (stock #2366)
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Ed Wiener Modernist Sterling Silver Earrings

c.1950s

1" wide x 1 5/8" long

Condition - excellent, converted

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1044546 (stock #2464)
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Liisa Vitali modernist 14K gold ring

Marked NW [for Westerback Oy, Helsinki workshop], Finland, [R7] 1970.

Measurements - approx. size 6

Pierced ball shank measures app. 3/4" in diameter

Condition - excellent

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #628932 (stock #849)
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A. Michelsen modernist sterling link bracelet - circa 1957.

7 1/2" long when outstretched, diameter of 2 3/8".

Condition - excellent.