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 may be purchased together or individually.
One pair is in a stylized sun burst design with a hammered copper...
Design measures 5/8" high and 5/8" across. Ring measures about a 7 and can be adjusted up or down.
Marked with the intertwined TH for Turun Hopea, Crown mark for Finland, 830 for silver standard, Town Mark for Turku and date code U7 for 1973.
Solid and in fine condition. Has some scratches to the band. Great bold design.
Each earring has three polished silver disks connected to a silver tube. Opposites so frame the face when worn.
Measure about 2" long and 3/4" across.
Signed Cooke and sterling on the back of each earring. The clutches are not marked.
Have some minor surface scratches and a little tarnish. One earring has a tiny ding to the tube in the middle. You have to be very close to se it but...
Currently measures 8.5 but can be adjusted up or down.
Marked 925S, Else & Paul, Norway Sterling and with the stylized 'H' mark.
In wonderful condition, nice weight. Fine example of their work.
Measures about size 8. Sits 1/2" above the finger. Setting has some minor scratches and a little tarnish.
Well constructed. Very interesting design.
One is marked with the mark for Kultateollisuus, Ky, the Finnish National mark and 830, Mark for Turku, V7 for 1974 and Finland. The other is marked 830 for the Finnish silver standard, and Finland. The clutches are not a match, one is...
Measure 2 3/8" long including the screw back top and 7/8" at the widest. Screw backs hold securely. They have some areas of tarnish. There are a lot of scratches on the back but we're not sure we see a signature.
Marked with the flying hammer mark for Kultateollisuus, Ky, 925 for sterling and Finland. Have spring clips that hold securely.
Fine condition, minor tarnish.
Rare Jorma Laine design.
This ring measures about a size 6 1/2. Measures 7/8" across the front. Marked with the Antonio Crown, 970, Hecho en Mexico and Eagle #17. The marks are very cleverly hidden inside.
Has a few minor scratches on the stones and very slight indentations to the sides.
One of his fabulous, classic designs.
Measure 1 1/4" high and 7/8" across. Marked with Victoria Taxco and Mexico on the back of one earring and 449 , Sterling and Eagle #12 on the back of the other.
Fine condition. Screw backs hold securely.
Hard to find design.
Marked on the inside KSa for the designer, Finland silver standard, 925, and U7 for 1973. Also marked with the stylized back to back KK for Kaunis Koru.
About a size 6.5, can be adjusted down if needed.
In very fine condition with minor surface scratches and a little tarnish.
A great example of Scandinavian modernist design...
The ring measures a size 7 now, but is adjustable.
Marked Alton, F for the city mark, Swedish silver standard, B10, (date code for 1976), Sterling and 925.
Face of the ring measures 7/8" long and 5/8" across. There are some minor lines on the edges but they look to be original and were probably made when the pieces were folded. Has a little tarnish.
Currently measures size 7, but is adjustable.
Marked with the three crowns national mark, 830 for the silver content and S for the silver standard.
Has minor tarnish. There are two tiny cut marks on the back of the shank.
Quality piece. Fine modernist design.
The pendant has layers of hammered copper and brass and rust and dark green enamel. It measures 1 1/4" across and is suspended from a 16" long brass chain. Closes with a secure hook clasp.
The bracelet has alternating links of hammered copper and brass with green and rust enamel. It measures 9" long and 1" wide. Closes securely with a hook clasp.
The screw back earrings have the same ham...
The bracelet measures 7 3/4" long by 1 1/8" wide. It closes by inserting a pin through interlocking cylinders. The bracelet is marked on the back Victoria, Taxco, Mexico, Sterling, and Style #53. This is the heavier and wider version of the bracelet.
Earrings drop down about 1". They measure 3/4" across. One earring is marke...
The ring measures about a size 7 but is adjustble. Top measures 3/4" across. Marked with the hallmark for Sten and Laine, Three Crown mark for Finland, 925, Town mark for Turku, V7 for 1974 and Finland. Has KL on the side for Karl Laine. Very nice condition.
The pendant measures 1 1/4" long and 3/4" at the widest. Has a bezel set faceted rock crystal...
Signed G. Laffi Peru and 925 on the back of one earring and on the clip of the other.
Measure 1 1/8" high and 1 1/8" across. The clips hold securely but one is tighter than the other and may need to be adjusted slightly.
Very nice condition, some ve...
Measure 1 3/4" long and 7/8" at the widest. Screw backs hold securely. Marked Sterling on the back of each screw back.
Lots of movement when worn. Pretty rose color. Warm patina. Well crafted unusual design.