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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1449424 (stock #JJ4048)
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$175.00
A very unusual hand made copper necklace with eight curled dangles and a central amber colored teardrop. Lightly hammered curved figure eight shaped links. The dangles have little brass beads at each end.

The necklace measures approximately 18" around. Longest drop is 3 1/2". Hook clasp is on the side and holds securely.

Has a few minor areas of verdigris. Heavy, thick copper.

Very detailed hand wrought work.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1420314 (stock #JJ3725)
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$3,200.00
An important, rare modernist brooch by the renowned African American jeweler, Art Smith. Has a copper ball caged in swirled brass coils. The ball moves for an interesting effect.

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.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1406939 (stock #JJ3599)
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$595.00
A vintage kinetic, sculptural lightly hand hammered brass pendant similar to the work of Harry Bertoia.

Features four concentric circles with random openings and a matching hammered brass hook closure. Pendant measures 2 1/2" long and 1 3/4" across. Chain measures 21" long.

In fine condition with a little tarnish. Lots of movement.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1387216 (stock #JJ3155)
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$125.00
A mid century modern necklace with a large pendant in pewter signed KMJ, Made in Norway. Pendant has 4 long dangles. Measures 3 3/4" long to the top of the bale and 2 1/4" across. Chain is 24" long and has a spring clasp which closes securely. In nice condition with some minor scratches. Cool mod design!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1335527 (stock #JJ2212)
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$265.00
A modernist pair of dangle earrings by Winifred Mason Chenet. 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 have a smooth finish on the top and a hammered texture on the bottom. Chenet used some oxidation for an interesting contrast...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1379626 (stock #JJ3095)
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$145.00
A wonderful modernist organic openwork brooch in plated pewter by the noted Canadian jeweler, Guy, (Gilles), Vidal. Measure 2 1/8" tall and 2" at the widest. Has a rollover clasp that holds securely. Has the GV maker's mark on the back. Fine condition. Great modernist design.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1393628 (stock #JJ3373)
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$160.00
A bronze bracelet by Hannu Ikonen of Finland in the iconic Reindeer Moss design.

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.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1397689 (stock #JJ3398)
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$200.00
A vintage modernist hand made brooch made of lightly hammered brass adorned with trade beads of various materials, sizes, shapes and textures. Very similar in design to the Fibula brooches of Ramona Solberg, a modernist jeweler whose items were made with 'Found Objects'.

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.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1436469 (stock #JJ3841)
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$125.00
A vintage modernist brooch with a whimsical three dimensional Man in the Moon face in copper.

Measures 1" at the widest and 2 3/4" high. Made of oxidized copper with overlays for the eyes, nose and mouth. Rollover clasp holds securely.

Would work on a lapel or even suspended from a chain. Fine condition. Well constructed.

Great MCM feel.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1376775 (stock #JJ3002)
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$625.00
A modernist hand made bronze cross pendant with a central turquoise stone by noted jeweler and sculptor, Pal Kepenyes. This cross measures about 4" long and 3" across. Signed Pal Kepenyes on the back. Paired with a brass rectangular link chain that measures 21" long and has a secure hook closure. Wonderful, heavy and unique, really makes a statement.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1295058 (stock #JJ1712)
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$150.00
A wonderful pair of modernist earrings by Maya Mexico that match the iconic Armadillo bracelet. These screw back earrings, in brass with copper accents measure 2 1/4" long from the top of the screw back and about 2" across. Marked Maya Mexico on the back of each screw back. Screw backs close tightly. In very nice condition with minor wear. Outstanding design.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1380135 (stock #JJ2541)
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$135.00
A mid century modern necklace with a large pendant in pewter by Eivind Hillestad, Norway. Marked EH, and 79. Pendant has long segmented leaves. Measures 3 3/4" long to the top of the bale and 2" across. Chain is 32" long and slips over the head. In nice condition with some minor scratches. Cool mod design!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1217822 (stock #JJ1096)
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$175.00
A vintage hand made pendant depicting what looks like an abstract woman. Bronze or brass. The head is part of the top link so it moves. Suspended from a brass chain. Pendant measures 4 1/2" long including the top link and 3" at the widest. Chain measures 19" long and has a hook closure. Nice workmanship. Very unique item.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1449697 (stock #JJ4060)
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$525.00
A wonderful and rare pair of patinated copper modernist earrings by the renowned African American jeweler, Art Smith. The spiral design incorporates small raised circles for added texture.

These screw back earrings measure 1" long and 3/4" wide. Both are signed with the 'Art Smith' script signature.

In fine condition with very minor surface scratches and areas of tarnish. Screw backs hold securely. Very comfortable to wear. They are opposites so frame the face when worn...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1448552 (stock #JJ4034)
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$165.00
A detailed modernist bracelet in plated pewter by the noted Canadian jeweler, Guy Vidal.

Measures 7" long and 1 3/8" wide. Fold over clasp holds securely.

Has the 3V maker's mark, introduced in 1970, also known as the flower mark on the back.

Fine example of Canadian MCM design.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1437435 (stock #JJ3913)
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$195.00
A very unusual hand wrought copper necklace with lightly hammered curved links. The end of each link slips through a small slit and is then hammered flat so it won't come out. Hard to explain but ingenious!

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.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1303264 (stock #JJ1826)
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A striking cuff bracelet by Winifred Mason Chenet, who was an African American woman hand crafting jewelry in Greenwich Village. She reportedly worked with and trained Art Smith, a well respected African American modernist jeweler. This bracelet is made of copper with brass overlays and connections of copper rivets and wire. Measures 5 1/2" around with an opening of 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" wide. Signed with her stylized 'chenet'. Wonderfully hand made work.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1950 item #1430626 (stock #JJ3861)
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A vintage modernist brooch by noted African American mid century jeweler, Winifred Mason Chenet in copper with 5 dangles. This rare and early brooch was done when she just signed her work Mason, prior to adding the Chenet d'Haiti in the early 1950s.

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...