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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1450054 (stock #JJ3899)
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$265.00
A pair of vintage modernist earrings by Winifred Mason Chenet in copper and brass.

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 two parts, the top is smooth polished copper and the bottom has a coiled brass overlay...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1423753 (stock #JJ3200)
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$145.00
An interesting hand wrought ring in copper with two brass overlaid wires by JB Pericles. Marked Pericles Haiti on the back. Currently a size 7 but is adjustable.

Jean Baptist Pericles was closely associated with Winifred Mason Chenet d'Haiti who trained the exceptional jeweler, Art Smith.

This ring has some tarnish.

Fine example.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1384457 (stock #JJ3173)
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$145.00
A mid century modern necklace with a large pendant in pewter by Lysgards in Denmark. Pendant has a brutalist texture with a rough cut amethyst geode. Marked Made in Denmark, Lysgards Design, Tin and 93. Measures 4" long to the top of the bale and 1 7/8" across. Original chain is a paper clip style with a toggle clasp. Measures 24" long. In nice condition with some minor tarnish and scratches. Cool mod design!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1486176 (stock #JJ4837)
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$165.00
A vintage hand made pendant with an agate like stone held in place by tentacles reminiscent of the work of Carl Tasha or Richard Kaish in bronze or brass.

The pendant measures 2 7/8" long and 1 3/8" at the widest. It has lots of detail. Has a pale grey striated jewel in the center. Not sure if it is agate or art glass.

Currently suspended from a neck ring that measures about 15" around with a secure hook...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1448320 (stock #JJ4023)
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An important, rare modernist bracelet by the renowned African American jeweler, Art Smith. Made of woven, riveted and patinated copper.

Measures 5 3/4" around with an opening of 1 1/4" and 1 3/4" wide. Marked with the 'Art Smith' script signature in at least two places. Looks like there is also a third partial strike. Very good condition with some minor surface scratches and areas of tarnish.

A wonderful example of Mid Century Modernist design.

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 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...

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 #1476378 (stock #JJ4465)
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$195.00
A vintage heavy brass hand made drippy brooch with a blue mottled stone. Setting is very organic with tentacles and curves. The stone is held in place by some of the tentacles.

Measures 3" across and 1 3/4" at the widest.

Has a rollover clasp that holds securely. Dark patina.

Well crafted, unusual design by a talented studio artist.

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 #1403225 (stock #JJ3496)
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$695.00
A striking necklace with three suspended mixed metals pendants 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 necklace is made of copper with brass overlays and connections of copper rivets and wire. Measures 15" long and closes securely with a hook clasp. The pendants are 1 1/2" wide and 1 5/8" high...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1463957 (stock #JJ4366)
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$365.00
An outstanding hand wrought pendant in copper with a modernist brass overlay suspended from the original copper chain by JB Pericles. Marked Pericles Haiti on the back.

Jean Baptist Pericles was closely associated with Winifred Mason Chenet d'Haiti who trained the exceptional Mid Century Modernist jeweler, Art Smith.

This pendant measures 5" long and 2 1/4" across the bottom. The 23" chain has a secure hook closure.

Fine condition with minimal tarnish...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1328413 (stock #JJ2046)
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$150.00
A very cool brooch by Peggy Miller, an American studio jeweler who worked in Baltimore in the 1950's -60's. This brass brooch measures 2" across and 2 1/8" high. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. Signed Peggy Miller on the back. The points are curved up giving the brooch a three dimensional effect. There is some tarnish. Great mid century design.
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 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 1980 item #1366720 (stock #JJ2023)
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$195.00
A fine modernist bracelet by Maya Mexico that is in the iconic Armadillo design made famous by Hector Aguilar. This bracelet, in brass with copper accents measures 7" long and about 2 1/4" across. Unsigned. Hook closure holds securely. Has tarnish and shows wear to the finish. Will let the new owner decide how much to polish. Outstanding design. Heavy and bold.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1950 item #1403865 (stock #JJ3537)
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$295.00
A great, early copper and silver metal cuff bracelet by Francisco Rebajes with a large layered stylized fish in the center.

Marked with the stylized Rebajes on the end. Measures 5 3/4" around with an opening of 1 1/4". Could probably be adjusted slightly. Measures 2" wide. There are some spots, areas of tarnish and minor surface scratches to the finish.

Striking hard to find design.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1441844 (stock #JJ3886)
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Two very cool brooches in brass by Peggy Miller, an American studio jeweler who worked in Baltimore in the 1950's -60's. May purchase as a pair or individually.

The fish brooch measures 2" across and 1 1/2" high. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. Signed Peggy Miller on the back. Has some tarnish.

The stylized owl is made from two layers of overlapping brass. Measures about 1 5/8" high and 7/8" across...