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...
Measures about 8" around and 2" across the front. Can be adjusted.
Nice warm patina. Thick bronze wire. Lots of detail and well crafted.
We have the matching clip earrings and small pendant in other listings. Would combine shipping.
Measures 2 1/8" across and 3" high including the dangles. Made of oxidized copper with raised graduated bumps. The balls and chains are brass and the hooks connecting the balls are copper for an interesting contrast...
It measures 2 1/2" long to the top of the bale and 1 7/8" at the widest. Chain is attached at the bale and measures about 21" around.
Has a hook clasp that holds securely. Very nice condition. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
Measures about 5 1/4" long and 2 1/2" at the widest. Hook closure holds securely. Can be worn with the beads up or down.
Very interesting piece.
Measures 3 1/4" long and 2 3/8" at the widest. Marked with the 'Art Smith' script signature. Has a secure rollover clasp. In fine condition with areas of tarnish.
A wonderful example of Mid Century Modernist design.
Measures 2" long and 1 3/8" high. Possibly pewter. Incised geometric designs. There is a little tarnish. Rollover clasp holds securely. Signed with the stylized 'chenet' on the back.
Interesting rare example.
The necklace measures approximately 34" around. There is no clasp, meant to slide over the head. Unsigned.
In very nice condition with a dark warm patina and lots of attention to detail.
Fine hand wrought work.
Measures 14" around and 2 1/8" at the widest. Has one central curved rigid link and three small links on either side. Spring clasp holds securely. An extender could be added to the clasp if needed. Has the stylized GV maker's mark on the back. Fine condition.