Modernist Jewelry and Modern Art by Auerbach and Maffia
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 : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1255406 (stock #2999)
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Modernist 14K gold and carved lapis brooch/pendant

Exceptional design with nice weight

1950's - 1960's

2 3/8" x 1 3/4"

Weight --- 27.96 grams

Marked on verso

Wonderful vintage condition
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.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1375420 (stock #3895)
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France Holmes Boothby modernist sterling silver pendant necklace with leather rope chain

Pierced geometric abstraction

1950

1" x 1 7/8"

Weight - 27 grams

Marked fhb, sterling on verso

Very good vintage condition with minor surface scratches

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1341558 (stock #3589)
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Gerald Stinn modernist sterling silver ring

1970

Size 6

Solid and well crafted this ring weighs 21+ grams

Face measures 1 1/8" tall x 1" wide

Marked Stinn, sterling

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1400816 (stock #3472)
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Laurence Foss American modernist sterling silver bracelet

Mid 20th century

Length - 7 3/8"

Width - 1/2"

Weight - 50 grams

Marked with L/F cypher, 133 and sterling

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1392878 (stock #3447)
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Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver earrings

These earrings feature circles with one half side etched, the other half polished

Each earring measures 2 1/4" in length and 1" wide

Weight - 10 grams

Marked Cooke, sterling

Excellent condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1146779 (stock #2634)
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Ed Levin modernist abstract figural pendant

Rare and early form crafted in sterling silver

1950

2" x 1 1/4"

Very good vintage condition