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AMERICAN MID 20TH CENTURY
|EARLY ED WIENER BRASS & SILVER PENDANT|
A great-looking, early, handmade
brass and silver pendant by Ed Wiener.
|EXCEPTIONAL STERLING & WOOD PENDANT BY HENRY STEIG|
From a private collection, an early
and fabulous pendant by mid 20th century American artist, Henry
Steig; wood, silver, and tiger's eye agate; about 3-1/2" long x
2-1/2" wide; marked; "STEIG, STERLING;" great patina and
condition; non-original 19" sterling chain.
Henry Steig (1906-1973) had a shop in New York in the 1950s-1960s. Jazz had a significant influence on his work--Steig was a musician who played saxophone and clarinet with dance bands in New York during the 1920s-30s. He studied art at the National Academy of Design, but was mostly a self-taught metalsmith. His jewelry designs are modern and sophisticated, evidencing his training in design and sculpture.
His work is featured in both of my books, Modernist Jewelry, 1930-1960, The Wearable Art Movement and Form & Function, American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970 and was included in the exhibit American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 2008.
|STERLING SILVER/JASPER PENDANT WITH HANDWROUGHT CHAIN BY FELICE|
Sterling Silver/Jasper Pendant/Handwrought Chain,signed FELICE
People in the Silverforum group will be familiar with Felice, though her work isn’t found very often. I’ve owned a couple of her pieces over the years and both were beautiful and well crafted. This large piece is no exception. The round pendant with cutout shapes randomly applied is set with a big oval stone that I believe is jasper. It hangs from a long handwrought chain. Both the chain and the pendant are signed by the artist.
Size: Pendant is 2 1/2” in diameter, 3” long including bale. Chain drops 12 ” from back neck Marks: Pendant marked Sterling Handmade FELICE, chain is marked Sterling Felice on one link Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Nice patina.
Price: $288.00 including
free US shipping.
|VINTAGE PAUL LOBEL MODERNIST BROOCH|
This vintage PAUL LOBEL MODERNIST BROOCH is a beauty. When I
researched Lobel's work, I saw that he did any number of designs
that revolved around loops/curls of silver, but no other pins
quite like this one. The center dome is silver. I know it
looks like a dark stone, but I've given up trying to get the
whole piece to gleam at the same time; I know when I'm licked .
. . The pin is 2 1/16" long and 1 3/8" across at its widest
point. There are a couple small, light, but visible surface
scratches. Overall, it's in great vintage condition, and the
safety catch is in good working order.
RONALD HAYES PEARSON STERLING & GREEN STONE PIN & EARRINGS
A sleek, modern pin and earrings by
Ronald Hayes Pearson with green stones; pin (designed like a
fibula without a catch) is approximately 2-5/8" x 1-1/2",
earrings are each 1-3/4" long, excluding wires; pin is marked:
"PEARSON, STERLING;' earrings are unmarked; all are in fine
This set, and the earrings, above, come directly from the estate of Marguerite H. Antell (1923-2011). Antell was lived her entire life in the New York area. She was an artist/sculptor who knew many of the creative artists of her time, including Ronald Pearson, from whom she acquired these pieces.
She was also the original owner of the Mushroom House in
Perinton, NY, designed and built in 1970 by architect James
Johnson. The house has has been designated a National Landmark.
|ED WIENER SQUARE SPIRAL BROOCH & EARRINGS|
1950's brooch and earrings set comprised of spiraling squares of
flattened wire designed by jeweler Ed Wiener of New York.
Brooch measures 2" square and the screwback earrings measure 7/8". Signed Wiener, Sterling and in excellent condition.
|ESTHER LEWITTES MODERNIST STERLING RING|
Modernist sterling ring designed by Esther Lewittes of California.
Ring is a size 5 3/4 and has gold wash detailing within the design.
In very good vintage condition.
|RARE PETER MACCHIARINI STERLING TWIN FISH PENDANT|
A rare Peter Macchiarini sterling
pendant with twin fish; diameter about 1-7/8"; bail for chain or
cord; marked: "MACCHIARINI" on reverse; fine condition.
According to Daniel Macchairini, this piece unique and very rare. His father, Peter Macchiarini did some representational pieces in the 1930s, when he first started making jewelry and also later, when people requested them. He believes that this piece was made in the 1960s for a Catholic priest who was a friend of Peter's. Peter also made him a bronze altar chalice of bronze and silver.
price: $1,950.00 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|AMERICAN MODERNIST BRACELET|
M Measures 7 ¼ long x ¾” wide. Beautiful cubed link Marked Sterling weighing 26 grams
|ART SMITH STERLING PIN|
Art Smith modernist sterling pin, c.
1950s; from a single collection; about 2-1/4" x 1-3/4"; marked:
"Art Smith (in script), STERLING;" good
patina, fine condition.
price: $1,200.00 e-mail email@example.com
|RUTH ROACH STERLING "FISH" LAPEL PIN|
An early piece by Ruth Roach--sterling
in the shape of wonderful, 3-dimensional, layered fish; whole piece
is almost 4-1/2" long; fish sculpture is approximately 2-3/4" x
3/4"; marked: "ROACH, STERLING;" fine condition.
An early piece by Ruth Roach--sterling lapel pin in the shape of wonderful, 3-dimensional, layered fish; whole piece is almost 4-1/2" long; fish sculpture is approximately 2-3/4" x 3/4"; marked: "ROACH, STERLING;" fine condition.
Please Ruth Roach, Uncommon Jeweler, MODERN SILVER magazine, Aug/Sept, 2002. Her work is featured in both of my books, Modernist Jewelry, 1930-1960, The Wearable Art Movement and Form & Function, American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970 and was included in the exhibit "American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970" at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 2008.
price: $950.00 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|BOB WINSTON STERLING PENDANT|
Here is a recent find, a Bob Winston Pendant in Sterling. The pendant measures approximately 2 7/8ths inches x 2 inches x 3/8ths inches and is in PERFECT condition. This came from the Estate of Frank and Theresa Caplan the founders of Creative Playthings.
Bob Winston (1915-2203) was a very early innovator in the lost-wax casting process and this piece has all of the traits you want to see in early experimental casting. He was also a teacher at California College of Arts and Crafts starting in 1942 – with students such as Robert Dhaemers and Irena Brynner.
According to his son Dr. Bob Winston this piece dates from the late 1950’s and is typical for his fathers cast pieces. I also have a fabulous Bob Winston ring, which I plan to hold onto for the time being.
Stylistically this piece has all of the most desirable aspects of Winston. It is truly jewelry in the round. It is slightly difficult to see in the images but the piece is almost ½” thick which allow for multiple attachment options, horizontally, vertically or something in between. There is no real “front” side in my opinion.
It would be quite easy to also wear this piece as a Broach. If you are interested in a chain or a friendly broach attachment I can fabricate either in my studio for an additional cost.
I have been a working Metalsmith since the early 1990’s and you can see some of my work on www.mschon.com under David Jones or our limited production line under MADE.
Winston pieces do not appear often and this may be your opportunity to add a true modernist masterpiece to your collection.
Feel free to contact me with any and all questions at email@example.com or call 484 646 9158
Thanks and have a great day!
|FRANK MIRAGLIA BROOCH & EARRINGS|
An iconic set by Frank Miraglia; highly sculptural brooch and earrings with wire gridwork (this is Miraglia at his best!) c. 1950s; brooch is about 2" square, earrings are each about 1" square; each piece is marked: "F. MIRAGLIA, N.Y., STERLING."
The brooch is set is pictured in Silver Jewelry Designs by Nancy Schiffer on page 274.
Price: $650.00 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ED LEVIN STERLING/EBONY DOVE PENDANT WITH CHAIN
This is the iconic dove pendant shown in the Modern section of
Ed Levin’s Bennington Vermont catalog from the 1960s. The
pendant is made of two parts--the dove is beautifully cut out of
sterling silver, and is backed by a slab of ebony wood that has
a little sterling eye. The front swings in front of the back,
suspended by a large bale. The pendant comes with a sterling
chain, that I believe is original to Ed Levin, though not the
same as the one shown in the catalog.
size: 2 1/4” x 2 “ at widest part
marks: Unsigned, but it is documented in the Levin catalog (the page can be seen in Marbeth Schon’s book, Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960??
condition: Very good vintage condition, the silver has the usual light scratches typical of a piece of this age.
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|BETTY COOKE, EARLY STERLING & EBONY NECKLACE|
It's hard to find an early piece by Betty Cooke with great provenance; this one comes from the family who purchased it directly from Betty in the early 1960s; the patina is absolutely wonderful! It's about 15-1/2" around (when closed); fits a small neck; each link is about 3/16" wide; marked: "COOKE, STERLING;" excellent condition.Price: $2,500.00 Email: email@example.com
ART SMITH STERLING PIN
Great, large, sterling modernist pin by Art Smith, c. 1950s; about 3-3/4" x 1"; marked: "Art Smith" (in script), STERLING;" great patina, fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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