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MODERNIST JEWELRY, 1930-1960
The Wearable Art Movement

FORM & FUNCTION
American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970
 

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Melissa Finelli says, "There is something so satisfying about moving metal.  Through fabrication and forging, I am able to manipulate my materials to create form and space, capturing movement in solid form"

Mellissa Fenelli studied technical jewelry making at North Bennett Street School in Boston's North End.  After making jewelry for some time, she went on to study at the School of the museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Her work is in many prestigious galleries and she does major shows throughout the United States.

MELISSA FINELLI STERLING PETAL RING

A very COOL, modernist design by contemporary jeweler, Melissa, Finelli—sterling petal ring with oxidized, concave interior; about size 5; top is approximately 1-1/2" diameter; marked: "Melle Fenilli;"  fine condition.

$375.00 (item #SMC001)

Agnes Seebass was one of a very few contemporary jewelers to be featured in the exhibit, "Maestros de Plata: William Spratling and Mexico's Silver Renaissance."  Her work is also pictured in the book/catalog for that exhibit. 

Seebass was born in Berlin, Germany and studied architecture at Université du Mirail in Toulouse, France.  Her goldsmith training was at Staatliche Zeichenakademie  in Hanau, Germany. She was awarded a stipend to study silversmithing techniques at the Los Castillo studios in Taxco and her work shows the same dedication to technique and design that you will find in pieces created by the Los Castillo taller throughout the 20th and into the 21st century.  She also adheres to a finer silver content, such as 950, that is sometimes used by Mexican master silversmiths. She had her own studio first in Taxco and then in Cuernavaca and owned her own store in Mexico City, "Hilo & Plata."


Model wearing Agnes Seebass necklace (below), Ed Wiener cuff and Agnes Seebass earrings.

AGNES SEEBASS 950, WOVEN SILVER NECKLACE WITH TEXTURED DISK-SHAPED PENDANT WITH PRE-COLUMBIAN JADE BEAD

Great looking woven silver necklace with disk-shaped pendant, half of which is hand-textured with dots, by Agnes Seebass; woven neckring is about 15" around; pendant is about 1-1/4" diameter x 1/4" thick with a jade bead.

$550.00 (item #SA009)

AGNES SEEBASS 950 SILVER NECKLACE, "CHINESE HATS"

Beautiful, hammered, 950 silver necklace by Agnes Seebass, called "Chinese Hats;" about 10-1/2" long; "hats graduate from 3/4" diameter to 1" diameter; marked: "AS, 950; fine condition.

$675.00 (item #SA010)

AGNES SEEBASS 950 SILVER NECKLACE WITH TEXTURED ELEMENTS

Agnes Seebass, 950 silver necklace with textured elements that can move freely from front to back; about 16-1/2" long; each element is about 1-1/8" long; Agnes has added balls to the two elements on either side of the catch, making it easier to close in the back (by feel); fine condition; marked : "AS, 950."

$650.00 (item #SA011)

AGNES SEEBASS TEXTURED 950 STERLING NECKLACE

A stunning, textured, 950 sterling necklace by Agnes Seebass--this is very flattering when its worn; about 16" long x 1" wide; incised mark: "'AS, 950;" fine, new condition.

$675.00 (item #SA007) HOLD
EXQUISITE HAMMERED 950 STERLING BANGLE BY AGNES SEEBASS

A beautifully, unique sterling bangle by renowned studio jeweler, Agnes Seebass; the inside diameter is not quite 2-1/2"--more like 2-7/16"; bangle has a flat side that looks great when it's worn; fine, new condition with a silky patina and soft hammer marks; incised on the inside: "AS, 950."

$575.00 (item #SA001) HOLD

EXQUISITE HAMMERED 950 STERLING BANGLE BY AGNES SEEBASS

Another absolutely exquisite bangle by renowned studio jeweler, Agnes Seebass. The inside diameter is about 2-5/8." The bangle is approximately 1-1/4" wide and flairs at the middle.

It was difficult to portray the beauty of this bangle in a photograph. Their surface is subtlety faceted and the silver has a lovely, silky look. it is 950 silver and is stamped with conjoined "AS" in a square and "950."  The condition is excellent.

$575.00  (item #SA002) HOLD

three pairs of stelring earrings by agnes seebass

Three pairs of sterling earrings with exceptional designs by Agness Seebass.  Left to right:

Circular, satiny, sterling "sandwiches" with oxidized wires; each is about 3/4" diameter; marked "AS, 950;" fine, new condition; posts for pierced ears.

$175.00 (item #SA003)

Brushed sterling silver "Pinwheel" earrings; each is about 1" diameter; marked: "AS, 950;" fine new condition with posts for pierced ears.

$125.00 (item #SA004)

Sculptural, brushed sterling silver earrings; two circular silver plaques with silver wires that fan to a width of about 1/2" in the center; each is marked: "AS, 925;" fine, new condition with posts for pierced ears.

SOLD (item #SA005)

STERLING & GOLD Leaf WHEEL EARRINGS

A great pair of sterling and gold wheel earrings by Agnes Seebass, each is about 7/8" diameter with posts for pierced ears; marked: "AS, 950;" fine, new condition.

SOLD  (item #SA006)

AGNES SEEBASS 950 STERLING PENDANT WITH JADE

Classically beautiful, Anges Seebass, three-dimensional rectangular pendant with elongated jade bead; pendant is slightly over 2-1/2" long x 1" wide x 3/8" thick; triple strand neckring is about 17" when closed; fine, new condition; marked: "AS, 950."

SOLD (item #SA008)

Cathy Ruland became interested in design due to her love of experimenting with combination of negative and positive spaces. She uses that love in her designs today. She studied jewelry design and metal smiting at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California where she was privileged to be apart of the Honors Jewelry program for Humboldt’s most gifted designers. After college she moved to the small coastal town of Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi; where she now lives with her husband and daughter. She works as a landscape designer all the while continuing to design and make jewelry. When she is not working in the garden or her studio she enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, bird watching, or hiking and finding inspiration for her jewelry.

CATHY RULAND STERLING & TURQUOISE EARRINGS

Sterling, naturalistic earrings by Cathy Ruland; shaped like maple-leaf pod; each is about 2" long; unmarked; fine condition; green turquoise is from an older collection of American Southwest turquoise.

$165.00 (item #RC001) NEW!

CATHY RULAND STERLING & TURQUOISE RING

Handmade, sterling ring with turquoise by Cathy Ruland; hand-textured sterling top is approximately 1" diameter; about size 6, but ingeniously made so that it can be sized up a bit (please see larger pictures); marked: "925;" fine condition.

$175.00 (item #RC002) NEW!

Baltimore, Maryland jeweler, Lauren Schott is inspired by luster, textures, and surfaces of platinum and high carat gold and the subtle ways in which the metal contrasts with other elements in her jewelry, such as diamonds, ancient coins and South Sea pearls. She combines these materials to create pieces that are beautifully and simply modern, but yet hearken back to ancient times.

Schott studied art in Detroit, Michigan at Rochester Community College and jewelry-making at The Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Jewelry Making from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1979.  She has taught at such prestigious institutions as the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.  She has exhibited widely in museum and gallery shows.

She chooses to create jewelry that complements the body it is designed to adorn.

Model wearing Lauren Schott 18K gold & Italian coral necklace and earrings (below).

 LAUREN SCHOTT 18K GOLD & ITALIAN CORAL NECKLACE

An exquisite necklace by Lauren Schott titled "Sling Shot;" 18K yellow gold with Italian coral: pendant section is approximately 2-3/4" long with a 17" 18K gold chain; marked: "18K, LsS;" fine condition.

$2,450.00 (item #SL0012) HOLD

 
LAUREN SCHOTT 18K GOLD, ITALIAN CORAL & ONYX EARRINGS

Lauren Schott 18K gold, Italian coral, and onyx earrings—stunning with the above necklace—each is about 1-1/2" long; circle-sections that hold the posts for pierced ears are each about 3/8" diameter; no marks; fine condition.

$950.00 (item #SL0013) HOLD

LAUREN SCHOTT 14K GOLD, GARNET, & PEARL EARRINGS

Classically beautiful earrings by Lauren Schott; 14K gold with gorgeous red garnets and pearls; each is about 1-3/8" long x 1/2" wide; no marks; fine condition.

$1,155.00 (item #SL0014)

LAUREN SCHOTT 18K WHITE GOLD, PERIDOT & DIAMOND EARRINGS

Lauren Schott white gold earrings, each with two diamonds and peridot drops; each is about 1-3/8" long; marked: 18K, LS;" fine condition; posts for pierced ears.

$1,155.00 (item #SL0015)

LAUREN SCHOTT 14K GOLD, PERIDOT & DIAMOND PENDANT

Lauren Schott 14K yellow gold pendant with faceted peridot and diamond on an 18K, 18" yellow gold chain; pendant is marked: "14K" and indistinct "LsS" stamp; chain is marked: "ITALY, 750;" fine condition.

$895.00 (item #SL0016)

LAUREN SCHOTT 18K GOLD & TOURMALINE ROSARY

A handmade 18K gold chain (rosary) with tourmalines by Lauren Schott; chain is about 24" and pendant hangs down about another 5"; no marks; fine condition; an absolutely stunning piece of jewelry! 

$2,750.00 (item #SL0017)

Model wearing Lauren Schott 18K gold & diamond dish earrings (below)

LAUREN SCHOTT 18K GOLD & DIAMOND DISH EARRINGS

Lauren Schott 18K gold and diamond dish earrings with levered hoop for easy wearing and safety; each disk is about 1/2" diameter; marked: 18K, LsS;" fine condition.

$1,250.00 (item #SL0017) HOLD

LAUREN SCHOTT, "CHERRONESOS," 18K GOLD EARRINGS WITH SAPPHIRES AND ANCIENT SILVER COINS

18K gold earrings with ancient silver coins and sapphires by Lauren Schott; each is slightly under 5/8" diameter and hangs down not quite 1" from the ear; fine condition.

 SOLD (item #LS004)

LAUREN SCHOTT, 14K GOLD, ONYX, & PEARL EARRINGS

Great design, 14K gold, onyx and pearl earrings by Lauren Schott; onyx was carved by Dieter Lorenz in the 1980s; each earring is about 2" long; marked: "LsS, 14K;" posts for pierced ears; fine condition.

SOLD  (item #LS005)

LAUREN SCHOTT, "CHERRONESOS," 18K GOLD RING WITH DIAMONDS AND ANCIENT SILVER COIN

Gorgeous, but yet completely comfortable to wear, 18K gold ring with ancient silver coin and six bezel-set diamonds by Lauren Schott; about size 7; marked: "LsL, 18K;" fine condition.

SOLD  (item #LS002)


Model wearing Tana Acton sterling wire cuff.

TANA ACTON STERLING "TWISTY" CUFF

Great-looking sterling twisted wire cuff by Tana Acton; easy to wear and to adjust; about 1-1/2" wide with an opening of about 7/8"; can be stretched or squeezed to fit; marked: "ACTON, STERLING;" fine condition.

$335.00 (item #KHC002)

TANA ACTON STERLING WIRE RING WITH BEADS

This is so much fun!  A sterling wire ring by Tana Acton with blue/black beads that, under the light, glow with tiny, shiny flakes of blue and silver; slightly over 3/8" wide; very adjustable to any size, but is now about size 8; fine condition; no marks.

$165.00 (item #KHC003) HOLD

TANA ACTON "CRUSHED" COPPER & TURQUOISE CUFF

Fun, "crushed" copper and turquoise cuff by Tana Acton; about 1-1/2" wide, inside diameter about 2-5/8" with an opening of about 1-1/8"; a little oxidation around one of the stones, otherwise fine condition; no marks, but authenticated by Tana Acton.

$135.00 (item #KHC001)

TANA ACTON STERLING CUFF WITH GOLD BEADS

Sterling silver wire cuff with elongated gold beads by Tana Acton; about 1/1/4" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-3/8" (flexible enough for almost any
wrist); fine condition; marked: "ACTON, STERLING."

 SOLD (item #C641)

Molly Clodagh is an Irish jeweler, based in Dublin. She holds a degree in Craft Design and Metal Work from the National College of Art and Design and her work has been purchased by the National Gallery of Ireland.

MOLLOY CLODAGH MOBILE EARRINGS

A cool pair of spiraled, mobile earrings by Molloy Clodagh; light weigh plastic with wire hoops; each is about 3" diameter and hangs down about 4-1/2"; fine condition; no marks.

$135.00 (item #CCP001)

Reiko Ishiyama was raised on the island of Shikoku, Japan amid traditional artisans and craftspeople, which of whom, greatly inspired and influenced her career in metals. Predominately self taught, Reiko creates airy, light and flexible pieces of jewelry that are carefully hammered into shape. She works mostly with silver and gold in her studio in New York City.

She says, "My work has an almost fragile quality, stressing lightness and mobility. By shaping paper thin sheets of silver, I can house space itself. When people hold my work in their hands, they are often surprised by its delicacy and lightness. There is an evanescent, momentary quality that I hope people can truly savor when they wear my pieces."

taken from:  http://www.angelojewelry.com/jewelry/reiko-ishiyama/ and  http://www.smithsoniancraftshow.org/images5/Jewelry_Ishiyama.htm

For an article about Ishiyama, please see: http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/reiko-ishiyama.htm

RIEKO ISHIYAMA BI-METAL EARRINGS

Bi-metal disk earrings by Rieko Ishiyama; each is about 1/14" diameter; marked: "K 18, SILVER" (I believe that the metal is a combination of silver and 18K gold); posts for pierced ears; fine, original condition.

$250.00  (item #WSM006)
RIEKO ISHIYAMA STERLING EARRINGS

Sterling silver handmade earrings by Japanese-American jeweler, Reiko Ishiyama; each is about 2-1/2" long x 1-1/4" long; posts for pierced ears; fine, original condition.

$395.00 (item #WSC001)

Carolyn Morris Bach's work is at once ancient, modern, and whimsical and, at the same time, perfectly designed and crafted in precious gold and fine silver with hand carved stone, ivory, and bone. Her stones are carefully and powerfully integrated into her designs.  Bach's pieces seem to whisper secrets about the spiritual mysteries of the natural world. When you own a piece created by Carolyn Morris Bach, you have a treasure to forever feel, wear, and ponder.

Carolyn Morris Bach is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and her work is in prestigious museums including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York ; the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; and the Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Her work is widely collected both in America and abroad, and recognized by several organizations with awards of merit from: Smithsonian Institution, American Craft Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Women's Committee) and a National Endowment for The Arts grant. Most recently, a Carolyn Morris Bach brooch was included in the book by Madeline Albright,
Read My Pins. Brooches from her personal collection.

EARLY CAROLYN MORRIS BACH NECKLACE

A magnificent, early necklace by Carolyn Morris Bach; sterling silver, gold, what I believe is carnelian, turquoise and ivory; inscribed: "Carolyn Morris Bach, for Bette, 1988;" total length is 30", center pendent is 3-1/2"long x2-1"2 wide; one of the legs on the ivory "bear" is partially broken; otherwise fine condition.

SOLD (item #CTC002)

CAROLYN MORRIS BACH SILVER , COPPER, & CLOTH CONCHA BELT

Another early piece by Carolyn Morris Bach; cloth (feels like silk) with fourteen handwrought sterling, oval conchas inlaid with copper bar decorations; each concha is about 1-5/8" x 1-1/4"; belt is about 35" long overall; inscribed: "Carolyn Morris Bach;" all is in fine condition--silk belt is bit crudely sewn and may not be original.  It would be very easy to put these beautiful, handwrought conchas on a different belt.

$695.00 (item #TCC003) 

New York jeweler, Vinnie Miller takes her inspiration from American studio jewelry of the mid 20th century.  Like Calder, she hammers and twists her metals—creating beautiful objects without using solder.  She says, “Imagination is not the same as creativity. Creativity takes the process of imagination to another level.  To be creative you actually have to do something.  It involves putting your imagination to work to make something new.”

Please see:  http://www.modernsilver.com/VinnieMillerJewelry.htm

MODERNIST STERLING PENDANT BY VINNIE MILLER

A wonderful hammered, twisted, and curved, sterling fish pendant by Vinnie Miller; about 5" long; black, 24" elastic cord is strung through the eye, but it could be replaced with whatever you prefer; fine condition.

$185.00  (item #MV001)

FLYING OBJECT STERLING PENDANT BY VINNIE MILLER

Pictured, is just one of Vinni Miller's beautiful hand-hammered pendants from her Flying Objects series.  Vinni Miller, who lives in New York City, creates Calder-type jewelry without soldering. The pendants in the Flying Objects series are lightly hammered, twisted and looped sterling silver; this one is about 3-1/2" long; there are seven in all (see html page); included with each is a knotted vinyl cord of about 24"; fine condition.

$165.00  (item #MV001)

VINNIE MILLER STERLING, HAND-HAMMERED EARRINGS

Easy to wear, comfortable, and pretty, these hand-hammered sterling earrings by Vinnie Miller are a great buy!  Each is about 1-3/4" long; slimmer half of the wire fits easily through the ear so no findings are required; fine condition.

$75.00 (item #MVC003)

Karen Gilbert studied at the University of San Francisco Academy of Arts College (1989-90) and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California as a Metal Arts Major (1991-1993) and .  She participated in gallery exhibits in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Philadelphia Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Nancy Sachs Gallery in St. Louis, and the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington.  In 1998, she won the Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship Award.

Karen says her "work as an artist is influenced by the objects humans have created for practical use, the observation of human advances in modern technology, as well as their relationship to nature."

STERLING HANDMADE LINK BRACELET BY KAREN GILBERT

Incredibly soft, woven sterling bracelet by contemporary jeweler Karen Gilbert; hundreds of small silver points shimmer when it's worn; slightly under  7" long x 1-3/4" wide; unmarked; excellent condition.

SOLD (item #M410)

KAREN GILBERT OXIDIZED STERLING & GLASS NECKLACE

Fabulous, sterling and glass necklace by contemporary artist, Karen Gilbert; about 18-3/4" (around necklace) with 7-1/2" pendant; unmarked; fine condition.


$1,950.00 (item #CJM028)

From an elegant New York City jewelry store and studio at 57th Street and Madison Avenue, designing sculptures to wear in 18K Gold and Sterling Silver has been Alfred Karram's passion for over 40 years. The most recent collections, exhibited at major global shows from New York to Dubai, have received critical acclaim from clients, art galleries, and major museums.....Alfred Karram is proud to have pieces acquired for the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC, 2008) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (taken from http://www.alfredkarram.com/about.php)

MONUMENTAL ALFRED KARRAM STERLING MODERN NECKLACE

Monumental, torque-style, sterling neckpiece by Alfred Karram; about 12-7/8" long, including pendant, neck ring is about 7" around, and the pendant is about 7-1/8" long; marked: "KARRAM'S SILVER; some light wear, a few tiny dents, otherwise fine condition.

$450.00 (item #CJM031)

Sonia Morel has affinity for the "crude" and fantastic in art. Her pieces are futuristic and historical at the same time sometimes taking inspiration from the hairstyles of the Egyptians or armor and helmets of Samourai warriors. The innumerable associations of her pieces are not the only fascinations for the spectator. Her pieces have playful movement and a requirement for Sonia is that her pieces respect and adapt themselves to the body. 

HANDMADE OXIDIZED STERLING BRACELET BY SONIA MOREL

Wonderful sterling "stretchy" bracelet by renowned Swiss designer Sonia Morel; about 2-1/4" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-1/4" (stretches, but fits best on a small wrist); marked "925;"condition.

$1,750.00 (item #C515)

STERLING BRACELET BY SONIA MOREL

Great construction by renowned Swiss designer Sonia Morel; about 2-3/8" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-3/4" (stretches somewhat); no marks; the bracelet has been resized, so there is a slight variation to the patina on one section, otherwise fine condition.

$955.00 (item #C174)

Brooke Battles is a contemporary jeweler from the US, I believe California. She has exhibited in numerous places throughout the US, as well as England and Scotland.  Within her artist statement, she says, " My work reflects my fascination with the unending nuance of nature’s wildness. My unmanicured textures, my dense, dark finishes, my irregular stones and forms all give my work the sense of the organic, the suggestion of age and experience." (information from http://www.velvetdavinci.com/)

BROOKE BATTLES MIXED METALS PIN WITH IVORY

Another fabulous Brooke Battles design; sterling silver with what appears to be gold accents and ivory; about 4-5/8" long; marked: "B2 98;" fine condition.

$850.00 (item CJC010)

BROOKE BATTLES STERLING & STONE PIN

Sterling pin with cabochon stone and drusy; wonderful, original contemporary design; about 4-1/2" long x 1-7/8" wide (at the top); marked with what appears to be "B 2, 98;" fine condition.

$850.00 (item #C559)

Sandra Enterline graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry and metalsmithing.   She received a National Endowment to the Arts Visual Fellowship in 1988 and also in 1992.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the US and abroad and is in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California.

SANDRA ENTERLINE TUBE NECKLACE

Sandra Enterline tubular necklace with long silver cable chain; chain is about 19-1/2" long, pendant is about 4-7/8" x 7/8"; unmarked; fine condition.

$1,200.00 (item #CJM018)

STERLING GEOMETRIC BRACELET BY SANDRA ENTERLINE

Sophisticated geometric bracelet by contemporary jeweler Sandra Enterline; five ingeniously hinged half spheres; great patina; 8-1/2" long x 1" wide; inscribed: "Sandra Enter----'99, Sterling;" excellent condition.

Sandra Enterline graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry and metalsmithing.   She received a National Endowment to the Arts Visual Fellowship in 1988 and 1992.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the US and abroad and is in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California.

SOLD  (item #C173)

SANDRA ENTERLINE STERLING RING

Sterling ring by Sandra Enterline from her pierced ring series; top is approximately 1-1/4" x 1/4" x 5/8" high; ring is about size 7; no marks.

SOLD (item #C582)

SANDRA ENTERLINE STERLING RING

Sterling ring by Sandra Enterline from her pierced ring series; top is approximately 1-1/4" x 3/8" x 1/2" high; ring is about size 6-1/2; inscribed: "Sandra Enterline" (in script); fine condition.

$570.00 (item #C577)

Heidi Abrahamson is a studio jeweler living in Arizona. She studied fine arts and interior design at Indiana University. Her beautiful modernist designs are especially reminiscent of the mid-twentieth century modernist jewelry of Scandinavia and Germany. See Heidi Abrahamson, A Beautiful Balancing Act, MODERN SILVER magazine, Spring, 2009.

HEIDI ABRAHAMSON STERLING RINGS ONE WITH CARNELIAN AND ONE WITH ONYX

Two great, mod sterling rings by Heidi Abrahamson; one with carnelian and the other with onyx; both are about size 7; fine condition; no marks.

$265.00 (each) (item #AH002)

HEIDI ABRAHAMSON STERLING & 14K GOLD RING

Great mod design ring by Heidi Abrahamson; sterling with three 14K gold balls; about size 6-1/2; marked: "HHA, 925;" fine condition.

$485.00 (item #AH003)

HEIDI ABRAHAMSON STERLING & AMBER RING

Large and gorgeous sterling and phenolic amber ring by Heidi Abrahamson; crown is approximately 1" x 1/2"; about size 7-1/2; marked: "Heidi, .925;" fine condition.

SOLD item #AH001)

Tina Rath is currently an assistant professor and the program chair of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing department at the Maine College of Art. She has exhibited her work internationally at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; in the annual Schmuck exhibition, Munich, Germany; and in "Le Porte Object", Nimes, France. She has had numerous exhibitions in the US and her work is in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC and the Museum of Art and Design in New York as well as many private collections. She has been written about in various publications including Art Jewelry Today by Dona Meilach and Metalsmith Magazine.

TINA RATH STERLING BRACELET

A magnificent handmade sterling bracelet by Tina Rath; incredibly intricate construction: loops of sterling silver move freely back and forth on handwrought "pins;" absolutely delightful when worn; each loop is about 1-5/8" long x 7/8" wide; bracelet is approximately 6-1/2" long (fits smaller size wrist); inscribed: "Tina Rath (in script) and other illegible words; a few of the wires of the loops are bent, otherwise fine condition.

$2,200.00 (item #C553)

Gina Pankowski's career in contemporary jewelry was decided when she wandered into the metal arts studio at the University of Washington, and the classroom of Mary Lee Hu. Hu has been, and still is, a major influence in contemporary art jewelry, and was the ideal instructor for Gina given their mutual interest in structure and pattern. Since graduating in 1993, Gina has gone on to show her jewelry in galleries around the country and the world, and her work has been included in major exhibitions at prestigious institutions including the American Craft Museum in New York, and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz, New York.

From:  Jewelry of Gina Pankowski, by Patrick Kapty, MODERN SILVER magazine, June/July, 2001.

GINA PANKOWSKI STERLING AND HEMATITE BRACELET

Gina Pankowski sterling and hematite bead bracelet; wonderful intricate design with ingenious catch; approximately 9" long (the design of the beads make the inside diameter of the bracelet smaller); fine condition.

$1,000.00 (item #C822)

"LATTIS #12," STERLING BRACELET BY GINA PANKOWSKI

Fabricated three dimensional sterling silver bracelet by Gina Pankowski; of interlocking geometric shapes; bracelet moves, rustles, and catches light when worn; titled "Lattis #12" after "Bravias Lattis, a mathematician who created a formula for counting the points in crystalline structures" (see Instruments of Imagination, The Jewelry of Gina Pankowski,  Metalsmith Magazine, Fall, 2002) ; inside diameter about 2-1/2" (moves to about 3" so it's easy to put on); approximately 1-1/2" wide; excellent condition.

SOLD (item #C175)

Boris Bally is a highly celebrated contemporary metalsmith whose work is in numerous private and museum collections. He worked early-on as an industrial designer and was inspired by machinery and discarded machine parts. In One of A Kind, American Art Jewelry Today, author Susan Grant   Lewin says that "Bally has translated his interest in unfriendly machinery into engaging works that make intimate claims on the wearer. While their machinelike precision and clinical perfection give his works a dangerous and threatening edge, they draw the viewer in with intriguing construction....." (pg. 72). 

Bally wrote in an email that he was very fond of this piece and "remembered it well." He said that the idea was "sort of a clamp and eventually led up to the piece "Arachnid" which the Museum of Art & Design has in its permanent collection......"

Read more about Bally on his own website www.borisbally.com

1980S BORIS BALLY SILVER AND ANODIZED ALUMINUM CUFF

Silver and aluminum cuff by American metalsmith Boris Bally, ca. 1987, two anodized aluminum cylinders attached with a silver bar; cuff is about 4" long; inside diameter about 2-1/4" (can accommodate a fairly large wrist); marked "BALLY;" light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

$450.00 (item #C489)

Sam Shaw works and lives in Southwest Harbor, Maine. His work currently "explores the form, texture, and color, and relationships of natural beach stones."  He says that he associates "them with fossils and familiar gemstones to heighten the awareness of their common ancestry."

HANDCRAFTED SCULPTURAL STEEL & GRANITE PEBBLE PENDANT BY SAM SHAW

A sculpture to wear by contemporary jeweler, Sam Shaw; steel with halved granite pebble; 4-1/2" long x 1-3/4" wide; five strand vinyl cord can be adjusted to go over any sized head; incised on reverse: "SHAW;" excellent condition.

This piece was exhibited in the show, Rock, Paper, Scissors" at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, a show celebrating 10 years of showcasing contemporary metalsmithing.

$1,100.00 (item #C169)

Yumi Ueno attended Musahshino Art University in Tokyo and later studied metalsmithing at Barnsdale Art Center in Los Angeles. Her work has been on exhibition at several prestigious museums and galleries around the country and is "sought-after by collectors with an eye for the best in new and upcoming young artists. "

Yumi is the recipient of several awards; most notably 'best of show' award at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art at the ACC show in San Francisco.

Paul Klee was a big influence on Yumi's developing aesthetic sensibility, and Wendy Ramshaw is the jewelry-artist that she credits as having the most impact on her career and direction as an artist-jeweler. Yumi sees her work as an expression of the mysterious and primeval forces of nature, such as "light, wind, space, and time." In the future Yumi wants to concentrate more on sculpture, a direction to which her unique oeuvre is well suited. (taken from http://www.modernsilver.com/YumiUeno.htm, "Yumi Ueno, Jewelry Artist" by Patrick Kapty, MODERN SILVER magazine, June-July, 2002.

YUMI UENO STERLING, GOLD & STONE BANGLE

Fabulous, handmade, three-cornered sterling and gold cuff by Yumi Ueno; triangle is about 3-1/2" across; inside diameter is hard to measure because of the design, but this fits best on a fairly small hand and wrist; beautiful bezel set in gold stones of blue-green, green, and yellow-green; 

$1,500.00 (item #CJY001)

YUMI UENO STERLING, GOLD & DRUSY QUARTZ PIN

Yumi Ueno gold and sterling pin with drusy quartz; about 3-1/2" x 1"; marked: "Yumi Ueno" (in script); fine condition.

$950.00 (item #CJC001)

YUMI UENO STERLING AND STONE PIN

One-of-a-kind handmade sterling and gold vermeil pin with pyrite and garnet by Japanese/American jewelry artist Yumi Ueno; approximately 2-1/4" x 2-3/4"; inscribed on reverse in script: "Yumi Ueno"; fine condition.

A similar brooch by Yumi Ueno was shown on the cover of  Lapidary Journal in April of 2000 in which her work was featured.

1,050.00 (item #C512)

YUMI UENO STERLING BRACELET

Large, magical sterling bangle with moonstone by Yumi Ueno; about 2-3/4" wide (at the widest section); inside diameter is approximately 3"; looks great worn on the forearm; fine condition.

$1,400.00 (item #C511)

YUMI UENO STERLING, GOLD, AND STONE PENDANT

One-of-a-kind handmade sterling and gold pendant with what appears to be peridot, moonstone, and a type of agate by Japanese/American jewelry artist Yumi Ueno; pendant is approximately 6-1/2" long x 2-3/4" wide; rubber cord is slightly over 16" long overall; inscribed on reverse in script: "Yumi Ueno"; fine condition.

http://www.modernsilver.com/YumiUeno.htm

$2,430.00 (item #C583)

Fred Zweig is a practicing self taught metalsmith with a passion for process. "I design with process in mind and the careful use of my media, he says. "I have been doing this since the '70s and love every minute of it. I have taught adult classes for over 20yrs and now only do workshops. I consider myself a 'hammerman' and have little interest in other processes due to a limited lifespan. So much to learn and so little time. Forging, raising, repoussage, and fabrication are the routes I use to reach my design." (from http://www.artmetal.com/blog/fred_zweig)

FRED ZWEIG HANDMADE STERLING BROOCH, IDYLLWILD O4

Beautiful handwrought sterling brooch by Tucson metalsmith Fred Zweig with free spinning hematite bead, titled Idyllwild 04; approximately 2"x 3 1/4"; marked: "HANDWROUGHT STERLING" and FZ makers mark; fine condition.

About this piece, Mr. Zweig wrote, "This brooch was created for display at Idyllwild Arts Parks Exhibition Center during the 2008 Metals Week program at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California.  The theme of the brooch is one of many variations I am exploring and is typical of my work with texture and intersecting planes.  The mounting I have used for the bead allows it to spin freely.  It makes for a very tactile piece. The contrast of the hematite is perfect for my work."

SOLD (item #C812)

FRED ZWEIG HANDMADE STERLING BROOCH

Handmade sterling brooch by Tucson metalsmith Fred Zweig; from his Idyllwild series; approximately 2"x 2 1/2"; marked: "HANDWROUGHT STERLING" and FZ makers mark; fine condition.

SOLD (item #C813)

Kiwon Wang says, " My jewelry combines eastern tradition and western modernity in objects that adorn the body through contrast, tension, absence and presence.....My jewelry is like a journal. It reflects all of my six senses and is the physical representation of my body and soul expressed in metals and pearls."

Kiwon Wang's work is an artistic interplay of material, form, method, technique and literature. As an Easterner living in the west, Wang particularly likes to use pearls, long associated with the east and symbolic of the universe. (from http://www.guild.com/artist/5632.html)

Kiwon Wang received her BFA in Jewelry Design and Silversmithing at Georgia State University in Atlanta and her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (where she taught from 1991-1994). Her work has been shown in countless exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Taiwan.  She has been written about in Metalsmith Magazine; The New Paltz Oracle, New Paltz, NY, "The Pearl Ardour", Financial Times, London England, 2001; "The Art of Adornment", the Boston Sunday Globe, 2000
Design Monthly, Seoul, Korea, 2000; Asiana Magazine, Seoul, Korea, 1999;  and The Monthly Art Magazine, Seoul, Korea, 1999.

She has won numerous awards, has shown her work all over the world, and her work is in the collections of the Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY and  Samuel Dorsky Art Museum, SUNY New Paltz, NY. (information from http://www.velvetdavinci.com/)

KIWON WANG STERLING, PAINTED PAPER, AND PEARL BROOCH

This is definitely "art to wear": delicate crumpled painted paper with illegible words and pearls front and back surrounded by a sterling frame created by American contemporary jewelry maker Kiwon Wang; brooch is about 4-3/8" x 1-3/4"; inscribed: "Kiwon" on reverse; appears to be in original, fine condition.

$450.00 (item #C560)

"Tana Acton utilizes textile techniques in metal, wrapping silver or gold-filled wire over a sculptural framework, sometimes incorporating gemstone beads or pearls in her bracelets and rings. She studied metalworking in the 70's, explored modern dance, and fashion design over the years, and all these disciplines have given her a vocabulary with which to work." Movement, air and light are used to create pieces that are at once delicate, yet solid, organic yet sharply contemporary."  Quoted from: http://www.humanartsgallery.com/pages/artists/jewelry/tanaActon.htm  and http://www.poppy.biz/fun/jewelry/acton.htm

Biba Schutz is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She trained at American University in Washington, DC, Pratt Graphics Center in New York, and at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel, Mexico.

Her work has been shown in major gallery and museum exhibits since 1992 and articles about her have appeared in Lapidary Journal, American Craft Magazine, and Metalsmith Magazine and several books.

In her artist's statement she says, "My jewelry is the abstract of my experiences, vision and ideas. I create form, texture and color with repeated elements, threads of wire and manipulation of materials."

taken from http://www.charonkransenarts.com/artists/Schutz/artist_schutz.html

BIBA SCHUTZ STERLING BROOCH

Biba Schutz sterling brooch with ball-topped copper wires "exploding" from the interior; about  1-5/8" diameter x 1-1/4" high; signed in script: "Biba Schutz;" fine condition.

$550.00 (item #CJC004)

BIBA SCHUTZ STERLING AND COPPER BROOCH

Biba Schutz sterling and copper  "helmet" brooch; size about 3-1/2" x 1-3/4"; signed in script: "Biba Schutz;" fine condition.

SOLD (item #CJC005)

BIBA SCHUTZ STERLING & COPPER PENDANT

A wonderful long pendant in sterling with copper by Biba Schutz; pendant is approximately 3-3/4" long x 2-5/16" diameter, chain is about 36" long; signed: "Biba Schutz," nice patina, a little bit of stubborn tarnish on the edge of the top, otherwise fine condition.

 $1,200.00 (item #C640)

BIBA SCHUTZ STERLING & PATINATED COPPER BROOCH

Sterling brooch with copper wire and bits of patinated metal with bead-type tops (that move) by Biba Schutz; approximately 3" long x 1" wide x 1/2" high; inscribed : "Biba Schutz" on reverse; fine condition.

In an article from "Lapidary Journal," Dec. 2004, Schutz says, "I was drawn to the pod's strong sculptural and organic form. It lends itself very well to my work and has been a very fertile source of ideas and forging techniques. For the Magnolia series, I created forms, which I built up using tiny elements, beaded wires, and swimmers, which also gave movement to the forms. Each piece consisted of little components that were like a life story. These little experiences combined together make up the larger picture of everything."

$650.00 (item #C556)

BIBA SCHUTZ HANDMADE PIN

Biba Schutz handmade pin; sterling wire and what appears to be patinated brass; fabulous writhing, creature-like design; about 3-1/4" x 1-1/4"; signed: "Biba Schutz;" fine condition.

$650.00 (item #C644)

Scottish jeweler, Katy Hackney received her BA at Edinburgh College of Art and her MA at the Royal College of Art in London.

Since 1997, she has participated in numerous exhibitions including in Europe and the United States.  Her work is the collections of the Craft Council, London, the Royal Museum of Art  Scotland, and the Montreal Museum of Art as well as other private and gallery collections.

KATY HACKNEY "FRENCH IVORY" STERLING & ENAMEL BROOCH

Superb, beautifully designed handmade pin by Katy Hackney; sterling silver, enamel and what appears to be celluloid (what is often called French Ivory in antique pieces), about 3-3/8" x 2"; marked: "KH" (within a crown shape), lion passant stamp,"925", lion's head stamp, "a" (date letter) and cross stamp with 2, 0 , 0 , 0; fine condition.

 $1,435.00 (item #X628) 
KATY HACKNEY MOD RING

Fabulous sterling and faux ivory mod ring by Katy Hackney; about size 5; middle sterling section is approximately 1-3/4" long; marked: "KH" (within a crown shape), lion passant stamp,"925", lion's head stamp and date letter; fine condition.

$995.00 (item #C641)

KATY HACKNEY MOD RING

Another fabulous sterling and faux ivory mod ring by Katy Hackney; slightly larger than size 6; disk is about 1-1/4" in diameter; striped bead sits up about 1/2"; marked with about size 5; middle sterling section is approximately 1-3/4" long; marked: "KH" (within a crown shape), lion passant stamp,"925", lion's head stamp and date letter; fine condition..

$595.00 (item #C642)

KATY HACKNEY MOD RING

Yet another fabulous sterling, faux ivory and blue bead mod ring by Katy Hackney; about size  6-1/2; disk is about 1-1/4" in diameter; striped bead sits up about 1/2"; marked with about size 5; largest bead is approximately 2" long, middle sterling section about 1-1/2" and blue bead is about 1-1/4" long; marked: "KH" (within a crown shape), lion passant stamp,"925", lion's head stamp and date letter; fine condition.

$950.00 (item #C643)

Anna Heindl was born in 1950 in Perg, Oberosterreich, In 1970 she attended the Art University of Vienna's master class for metalworking and won the Professor Hagenauer Award.  She has won numerous prizes for her work in Vienna and participated in many International exhibitions. She lectures at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

STERLING, GOLD, & AMBER BRACELET BY ANNA HEINDL

A masterpiece by Austrian contemporary jeweler Anna Heindl; bracelet in loosely woven sterling with black lacquer; gold, and amber; approximately 2-1/4" wide; inside diameter about 2-1/4" (stretches to fit larger wrist); no marks; excellent condition.

SOLD (item #C172)

 ANNA HEINDL, WOVEN STERLING CUFF WITH GOLD AND STONES

Another masterpiece by Austrian contemporary jeweler Anna Heindl; bracelet in loosely woven sterling with black lacquer; gold, amber, and other beautiful stones; approximately 2-1/4" wide; inside diameter about 2-3/8" (has some stretch, but will no fit a large wrist); no marks; fine condition.

$2,900.00 (item #M1038)

Columbian born, Clara Ines Arana is a well-known contemporary jeweler. She now lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.  Her work is in many private and public collections.

CLARA INES ARANA, GOLD STERLING, GOLD, AND BLUE PEARLS BROOCH

Beautiful sterling silver, 22k gold, and blue pearls brooch by Baltimore, Maryland jeweler Clara Ines Arana; about 1-7/8" square; inscribed, "2/20, Clara Inés Arana, SS, 22K, 2001;" fine condition.

$360.00 (item #C570)

German trained silversmith, Petra Class creates jewelry that is beautiful and wearable. He works in mostly in gold and silver. The themes of "rhythmical arrangements of several elements, repetition of similar forms or colors, (and) the unexpected contrasts of differently textured materials" are often repeated in his work. From: http://www.galleryflux.com/html/artists_class.html

PETRA CLASS STERLING & GOLD PIN

Sterling pin by German/American silversmith Petra Class with hammered gold surface; about 2-1/4" x 1-1/4" x 5/16" thick; marked "C" over "P" in a square and "925;" fine condition.

$655.00 (item #C571)

Sydney Lynch grew up in rural Connecticut and moved west after working at a school on the Navajo Reservation. She completed her BFA in 1973 at the University of Colorado, then proceeded to design and make jewelry in her home studio, and successfully developed a following.

Her jewelry combines bold, simple, sculptural shapes to create a dynamic of tension and balance. She uses textures and surface patterns for tactile and visual interest. Her personal interests are reflected in her work: the natural forms of rocks and seashells that she has collected since childhood, the intriguing shapes she finds in weathered areas of the city. She’s also interested in tribal and ancient jewelry and this too is reflected in her work. 

from  http://www.williamzimmergallery.com/artist_info/sydney_lynch.html

Lynch is one of the jewelers featured in Art Jewelry Today by Dona Z. Meilach.

SYDNEY LYNCH STERLING, GOLD, AND PEARL PIN

A small masterpiece by Sydney Lynch; circular sterling silver pin with gold and pearls; center section sits up almost 1/4" above the base; pin is approximately 1/2" diameter; marked; "SYDNEY LYNCH, STERLING;" fine condition.

$625.00 (item #C562)

Thomas Mann, a very well known contemporary jeweler based in New Orleans, has been creating jewelry for about thirty years. He describes himself as "an artist working in the medium of jewelry and sculpture." He has won numerous awards for his jewelry and is featured in many books on modern jewelry including  Art Jewelry Today by Dona Z. Meilach.

THOMAS MANN ONE-OF-A KIND SILVER AND COPPER PIN

Great three-dimensional one-of-a-kind silver and copper pin by Thomas Mann; about  5" long x 1-1/8"; marked with hallmark of "T" within an "M" and "Mann Made" as well as "Thomas Mann" inscribed in script, and "#02175;" one tiny oval spot on the front, otherwise fine condition.

$950.00 (item #C567)

THOMAS MANN MIXED METALS HEART PIN

Thomas Mann mixed metals heart pin with plastic and metal beads; safety catch;  about 2-1/4" x 2"; marked with "TM" maker's mark, "DESIGN" and "TECHNO-ROMANTIC ®;" with etched signature; fine condition.

$250.00 (item #HPC031)

THOMAS MANN MIXED METALS NECKLACE

A great three-dimensional, mixed metals necklace by Thomas Mann; sterling, brass and copper; about 25" long; large heart (at the bottom of the necklace) is about 2-1/2" long; marked with Thomas Mann conjoined TM maker's mark + "DESIGN, STERLING," (also hand-signed); fine condition.

$675.00
(item #M0341)
HOLD
THOMAS MANN 1989 TECHNO-ROMANTIC HEART BROOCH

1989 Thomas Mann TECHNO-ROMANTIC heart brooch with shells, translucent balls and other small items behind a clear "window;" about 3-1/4" x 2-1/4"; marked with Mann's maker's mark, "TECHNO-ROMANTIC," 1989" and hand inscribed, "Thomas Mann, 1990;: fine condition.

$350.00
(item #C894)
THOMAS MANN 1988 BRONZE CAT BROOCH

1988 Thomas Mann bronze cat brooch; about 2-3/4" x 2-1/4"; "CAT" is stamped five times on the front; reverse is marked with Thomas Mann maker's mark, "BRONZE" and hand inscribed: "Thomas Mann, 1988;" fine condition.

SOLD
(item #C895)

Sam Patania, as the third generation of Patania artisans, has followed very much in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him.  In 1969, at the age of ten, he began his apprenticeship at the Tucson Thunderbird Shop.  For the next decade, his after-school training would be a major part of his daily routine.  But Sam followed his own path, too, having sought instruction outside the traditions of the shop.  In his 1977-78 school year, Sam enrolled in a jewelry-making course at Catalina High School where he....explored new approaches to his craft.  In 1979, he became a full-time employee of the Thunderbird Shop.  Feeding his need for knowledge he would attend the University of Arizona in 1988-89, where he met jewelry instructor Michael Croft.

Sam tries to keep within the traditions with which he was raised, honoring his father and grandfather, and other artisans as well, including well-known silver designer William Spratling. 

Sam’s personal philosophy as a jewelry artist reflects this aesthetic: “A desire to learn drives my work,” he says. “New techniques, symmetry, asymmetry, materials—all are areas which continue to drive my designs.  Color captures my eye and the thought of the beautiful women who will wear my work keeps me inspired.”

Sam’s talents shine like his one-of-a-kind creations, such as the one which is currently in the permanent jewelry collection of the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.. And his work is also on display at the old Thunderbird Shop—now renamed “Patania Sterling Silver Originals,” to honor the creative spirit that has earmarked this family’s heritage for three generations.  The strength and character of the Patania name and tradition show no sign of weakening—doubtlessly, this is a family whose standard of excellence will survive and thrive well into both the future and history alike. (taken directly from "Patania: 70 Years of Excellence, Part II" by Shari Watson Miller, MODERN SILVER magazine, April - May, 2001)  (See also, An Interview with Sam Patania by Marbeth Schon, MODERN SILVER magazine, Fall/Winter 2009)  and read Sam's blog at http://patania-jewelry.ganoksin.com/blogs/

SAM PATANIA STERLING & 18K GOLD RIO PLATA CUFF

Beautiful sterling and 18k gold Rio Plata cuff by Sam Patania; about 3/4" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-1/4" (fits small to medium wrist); marked "FPS, STERLING;" fine condition.

SOLD (item #C895)

SAM PANTANIA STERLING CUFF WITH  BLACK WYOMING JADE AND WHITE TOPAZ

Truly glamorous sterling cuff by Sam Patania with black Wyoming jade and faceted white topaz; wonderful oxidized, etched patina; 1-7/8" wide (at widest point), tapering to 5/8;"  inside diameter 1-3/4" with an 3/4" opening; slightly flexible; marked: "FPS, 925;" fine condition.

$1,500.00 (item #PS001)

Dana Driver is a California contemporary jeweler who uses beach stones as the foundation for her jewelry. She carves and drills the stones and inlays them with fine silver and 22K gold. 

DANA DRIVER HANDMADE STERLING RING WITH PEBBLE

Sterling and pebble ring by Dana Driver; pebble is carved and inlaid with fine silver; ring is about size 6-1/2; pebble sits up approximately 1-1/16" from the band; marked: "Dana, '01"; fine condition.

$675.00 (item #C580)

Gallen Benson is a Minnesota contemporary jeweler whose one-of-a-kind creations are in prestigious collections including the Musuem of Art & Design in New York City.

GALLEN BENSON STERLING & 18K GOLD PIN
 
A beautiful sterling & 18K gold pin by Minnesota artist/jeweler, Gallen Benson; about 2-1/2" across; good weight and fine condition; marked "GALLEN BENSON, .925, 750;" fine condition. 
 

$295.00 (item #HP024)

Nina Mann is a studio jewelry designer from Michigan producing a limited edition line and one of a kind work for wholesale and retail sales. She participates in select regional fine craft fairs and gallery shows .

NINA MANN STERLING BROOCH, "TIME FORGOTTEN"
 
Large, handmade brooch by Northern Michigan jeweler, Nina Mann; sterling with enamels, pearls and small cabochon--probably citrine; about 5" long overall; inscribed on reverse: "Nina Mann, .925, Time Forgotten;" fine condition.

$395.00 (item #HP026)

Jeanine Payer is a San Francisco jeweler who hand-engraves poetry onto precious metals. Her international following includes Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Mick Jagger and Johnny Depp. Payer has also worked closely to design custom pieces for Meg Ryan, Seal, Sheryl Crow, and Debra Messing.

JEANINE PAYER STERLING NARROW CUFF

Sterling, narrow cuff by Jeanine Payer; slightly more than 1/16" wide; inside diameter about 2-3/8", opening is about 1-1/8", inscribed around the outside: "We should show life neither as it is nor as it should be, but as we see it in our dreams --Chekhov; " marked on the inside: "JP, 925;" fine condition.

SOLD (item #C897)

Joanna Kao lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. Her parents came to the U.S. from China in the mid 1930s.  Her work has been shown in exhibits throughout the world including Jingdezhen Ceramic Arts Institute in Jiangxi, China, the Hankuk Art Museum in YoungIn, South Korea, the Zhejiang Art Academy in Hangzhou, China, and the Public Libraries of Boston and Newton. Most recently, my work was selected for exhibition in "Transplants," a group show at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. I have also shown work in "Progress of the World's Women, Beijing +5," at the UN General Assembly, and group shows at the Kala Institute in Berkeley, CA; the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, school art galleries such as that of UMass Boston, and community art centers.

JOANNA KAO STERLING BROOCH

In "Art Jewelry Today" by Donna Meilach, it states that Joanna Kao's jewelry "reflects emotional responses to events in her life." This three-dimensional design may have meaning for all of us--a plant grows (anyway) in the midst of a "concrete jungle." The brooch is 1-5/8" x 1-1/8" x 1/2" deep; inscribed: "J. Kao, 98" on the bottom; fine condition.

$950.00 (item #C557)

Joel Misita is an extremely talented metalsmith/sculptor working in Natchez, Mississippi.

JOEL MISITA HAND-HAMMERED COPPER CUFF

Joel Misita hand-hammered copper cuff; made with 32 gauge copper with polymer coating; approximately 1-3/4" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-1/2" lengthwise x 2" deep; signed: "Joel Thomas Misita, 2005;" excellent condition.

SOLD (item #J-M0371)

JOEL MISITA HAND-HAMMERED COPPER CUFF

Joel Misita hand-hammered copper cuff; made with 32 gauge copper with polymer coating; approximately 1-5/8" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-3/8" lengthwise x 2" deep; signed: "Joel Thomas Misita, 2005;" excellent condition.

SOLD (item #J-M0372)

JOEL MISITA HAND-HAMMERED COPPER CUFF

Joel Misita hand-hammered copper cuff; made with 32 gauge copper with polymer coating; approximately 1-5/8" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-1/2" lengthwise x 2" deep; signed: "Joel Thomas Misita, 2005;" excellent condition.

$165.00 (item #J-M0373)

JOEL MISITA HAND-HAMMERED COPPER CUFF

Joel Misita hand-hammered copper cuff; made with 32 gauge copper with polymer coating; approximately 1-6/8" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-3/8" lengthwise x 1-7/8" wide; signed: "Joel Thomas Misita, 2005;" excellent condition.

SOLD (item #J-M0374)

JOEL MISITA HAND-HAMMERED COPPER CUFF

Joel Misita hand-hammered copper cuff; made with 32 gauge copper with polymer coating; approximately 1-5/8" wide; inside diameter approximately 2" lengthwise x 1-3/4" wide; signed: "Joel Thomas Misita, 2005;" excellent condition.

$165.00 (item #J-M0375)

JOEL MISITA HAND-HAMMERED COPPER CUFF

Joel Misita hand-hammered copper cuff; made with 32 gauge copper with polymer coating; approximately 1-5/8" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-1/4" lengthwise x 2" wide; signed: "Joel Thomas Misita, 2005;" excellent condition.

SOLD (item #J-M0376)

JOEL MISITA HAND-HAMMERED COPPER CUFF

Joel Misita hand-hammered copper cuff; made with 32 gauge copper with polymer coating; approximately 1-5/8" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-1/4" lengthwise x 2" wide; signed: "Joel Thomas Misita, 2005;" excellent condition.

$165.00 (item #J-M0377)
Zee Galliano is a contemporary jeweler from Tallahassee, Florida.  She says, "although I have worked in many different media over the past thirty years, there has been a certain consistency throughout that time: I have always been drawn to texture, pattern, geometric shapes. Zee's pieces are all hand-fabricated out of mixed metals using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, riveting, soldering, and forging.

Zee has studied with several nationally-acclaimed teachers such as John Cogswell, Andy Cooperman, Tom McCarthy and Sydney Scherr and has won numerous awards for her work.

See: http://zeegalliano.com/

ZEE GALLIANO COIN PEARL AND 18K GOLD TUBE EARRINGS

Beautiful, coin pearl and 18K gold tube earrings by Zee Galliano; each is about 1-5/8" long; fine condition.

$295.00 (item #ZG-41) NEW!

ZEE GALLIANO LEATHER CUFF WITH STERLING SILVER & COPPER

Leather cuff with fold-formed copper and sterling silver; about 1-1/8" wide; elastic band and button closure; fits small to medium size wrist; marked with conjoined "ZG."

105.00 (item #ZG-26) NEW!

ZEE GALLIANO "TRIOS" EARRINGS

Sterling earrings with 18K gold links and amethysts;  about 2" long; fine condition.

145.00 (item #ZG-26) NEW!

ZEE GALLIANO FORM FOLDED COPPER ON STERLING PENDANT & EARRINGS

Form folded copper on sterling pendant with matching earrings; pendant is about 2-1/8" x 1-1/8" on a 16" rubber cord; earrings are each about 1" x 1/2"; fine condition; pendant is marked with conjoined "GZ; 925, CU"

Pendant is $325.00 (item #ZG-30) NEW!
Earrings are $75.00 (item #ZG-50) NEW!

ZEE GALLIANO STELRING "CASCADES" EARRINGS

Zee Galliano textured and patinated stelring silver earrings titled "Cascades;" each is about 2" long; diameter of each circle is about 5/8"; these are light and fun to wear; new condition.

SOLD (GZ010)

ZEE GALLIANO STERLING & COPPER EARRINGS

Sterling and copper earrings by Florida contemporary jeweler, Zee Galliano; each is about 1" diameter; fine condition.

SOLD (item #GZ001)

Patricia Riveron Lee is an accomplished artist and jeweler. Her father, Enrique Riveron was a painter/sculptor and friend of Francisco Rebajes.  Patricia tells the story of her family's relationship with Rebajes in an article for MODERN SILVER magazine titled Uncle Frank.

Patricia Riveron Lee's was exhibited in "Fiber  & Jewelry" at the Ormond Museum of Art in Ormond Beach, Florida.

PATRICIA RIVERON LEE COPPER CUFFS

Three handmade copper cuffs by Patricia Riveron Lee; left cuff is about 1-1/2" wide; inside diameter abut 2-1/4"with a 1/2" opening;
middle cuff is about 2" wide; inside diameter abut 2-1/4"with a 1/4" opening; right cuff is about 2" wide; inside diameter abut 2-1/4"with a 1/4" opening; all cuffs are marked "PRL" and each is flexible so it can be opened to a slightly larger size.

$80.00 each
left: (item # PRLC-74) NEW!
middle: (item # PRLC-70) NEW!
right: (item # PRLC-73)  NEW!

PATRICIA RIVERON LEE STERLING CUFF AND RING

Beautiful sterling ribbon cuff by Patricia Riveron Lee with ribbon ring; cuff is approximately 2" wide at the "ribbon" front, tapering to about 1/2" at the narrowest end; inside diameter about 2-3/8"; flexible enough to open to a fairly large wrist.  Ribbon ring is about size 8, but is adjustable

Cuff is $100.00 (item #PRLS-49)NEW!
Ring is $95.00 (item #PRLS-23)

HANDMADE COILED COPPER EARRINGS BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

A great pair of coiled, oxidized copper earrings, handmade by Patricia Riveron Lee; each approximately 2-1/4" long (not including wires); incised "PRL;" excellent condition.

Patricia Riveron Lee is an accomplished artist and jeweler. Her father, Enrique Riveron was a painter/sculptor and friend of Francisco Rebajes.  Patricia tells the story of her family's relationship with Rebajes in an article for MODERN SILVER magazine titled Uncle Frank.

Patricia Riveron Lee's work will be exhibited in "Fiber  & Jewelry" at the Ormond Museum of Art in Ormond Beach, Florida, January 12, 2007 through February 25, 2007. See:  http://www.ormondartmuseum.org/index.htm

SOLD (item #M847)

COPPER AND BRASS CUFFS BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

Copper and brass cuffs by Patricia Riveron Lee; each cuff is unique with hand-hammered designs, all are light and flexible; top copper cuff on left is about 1-1/2 wide x 2-1/4" inside diameter; bottom copper cuff on left tapers from about 3/4" to 1" x 2" inside diameter; brass cuff on top right is about 1-1/2" wide x 2-1/4" inside diameter; copper cuff on bottom right is about 1-1/2" wide x 2" inside diameter; all are in fine condition.

Top Copper Cuff on Left         $75.00 (item #PRLC-60)
Bottom Copper Cuff on Left    $75.00  (item # PRLC-58)
Top Brass Cuff on Right         SOLD  (item #PRL)
Bottom Copper Cuff on Right  SOLD  (item #PRLC-59)
STERLING SCREWBACK EARRINGS BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

Sterling screwback earrings by Patricia Riveron Lee; about 2-5/8" x 1/4"; signed; "STERLING," and "PRL;" fine condition.

SOLD  (item #PRLS-32)
SILVER PIERCED EARRINGS BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

Silver pierced earrings by Patricia Riveron Lee, nicely oxidized; about 2-1/2' x 1/2"; marked: "STERLING;" "PRL;" fine condition.

SOLD (item#PRLS-33)
COPPER EARRINGS BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

Copper earrings by Patricia Riveron Lee; each unique and hammered; far left diamond-shaped earrings are about 2-7/8" x 1/2"; middle triangle shaped earrings are about 1-1/2" x 1-1/8"; far right earrings size about 2-5/8 long with findings x 1/2"; all marked: "PRL;" except triangle earrings, those are unmarked; fine condition.

$75.00 (item #PRLC-57)
SOLD (item #PRLC-56)
$75.00 (item #PRLC-54)

COPPER RIBBON RINGS BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

Copper ribbon rings by Patricia Riveron Lee; left to right size about 6-1/2, second from left about size 7-1/2, third from left about size 6; fourth from left about size 7, far right ring is about 7-1/2; fine condition.

left to right:
$75.00 (item #PRL)
SOLD (item #PRLC-63)
$75.00 (item #PRLC-62)
SOLD (item #PRLC-64)
$75.00 (item #PRLC-65)

PATRICIA RIVERON LEE COPPER EARRINGS

Patricia Riveron Lee copper earrings; about 3-1/2" x 3/4"; marked: "PRL;" fine condition.

$40.00  (item #LP002)

COPPER PIN BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

Copper pin by Patricia Riveron Lee with oxidation; size about 3" x 1-5/8"; marked; "PRL;" fine condition.

$85.00 (item #PRL-001)

PATRICIA RIVERON LEE COPPER BROOCH

Handmade copper brooch by Patricia Riveron Lee; approximately 3-1/4 x 1-1/2"; inscribed: "PRL;" fine condition.

$85.00 (item #C631)

PATRICIA RIVERON LEE STERLING RINGS

Handmade sterling rings by Patricia Riveron Lee; tops vary from 1" wide to 3/4" wide; each is adjustable ring on left adjusts up to size 8, ring on the right adjusts up to size 10; inscribed: "PRL" and marked "STERLING:" fine condition.

$65.00 each (item #C636) (center and right rings have been sold)

STERLING RIBBON RINGS BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

Sterling "ribbon" rings by Patricia Riveron Lee; left to right about size 9 (adjustable); about size 7 (adjustable); about size 7-1/2 (adjustable); fine condition.

$75.00 (item #PRLS-31)
$75.00 (item #PRLS-28)
SOLD (item #PRLS-27)
STERLING RIBBON RINGS BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

Sterling ribbon rings by Patricia Riveron Lee; sizes left to right about 7 (adjustable), about 6-1/2 (adjustable), and about 4 (adjustable; fine condition.

$75.00 (item #PRLS-26)
SOLD (item # PRLS-30)
$75.00 (item #PRLS-29)
PATRICIA RIVERON LEE STERLING RING

Handmade sterling ring by Patricia Riveron Lee; top is 3/4" x 3/4" ; adjusts up to size 9, inscribed: "PRL" and marked "STERLING:" fine condition.

SOLD (item #C637)

HANDMADE COILED COPPER BARRETTES BY PATRICIA RIVERON LEE

A great pair of coiled, oxidized copper barrettes, handmade by Patricia Riveron Lee; one 4" long and the other 3" long; both  incised "PRL;" excellent condition.

$48.00 (small barrette)
(larger barrette is sold, smaller barrette is still available)
(item #M855)

Other beautiful handmade and designer contemporary jewelry

Model wearing the four finely woven wire bangles--see below

FOUR FINELY WOVEN WIRE MODERN BANGLES

Four beautiful finely woven wire bangles in gold, silver, dark silver, and copper; each is about 5/8" wide; inside diameter about 2-1/2"; exquisitely made; fit average wrists; excellent condition.

SOLD (item #CJC003)

HANDMADE STERLING CUFF WITH 14K GOLD & IVORY

An absolutely gorgeous handmade sterling cuff with ivory and 14k gold; about 1-1/8" wide at the front; inside diameter approximately 2-1/8" with an about 3/4" opening (fits smaller wrist); fine condition; marked : "Sterling, 14K."

$950.00 (item #CJG001)

WIDE, ARTIST-MADE, TEXTURED, HAMMERED CUFF

Great looking, wide artist-made cuff; beautifully textured and hammered; probably aluminum or another light metal; about 2-1/2" wide; inside diameter approximately 2-5/8', opening is about 1'; quite flexible; fine, original condition.

$250.00 (item #SMC005) 

LARGE, ARTIST-MADE, TEXTURED, HAMMERED PIN

Very tribal looking, beautifully textured and artist-made, hammered pin; probably aluminum or another light metal; about 2-3/4" x 3-3/4"; fine, original condition.

$175.00 (item #SMC006)  

SILVER  PENDANT WITH LATIN TEXT

Beautiful, lustrous, silver disk pendant; 1-5/8" diameter x 3/16" thick with an engraving of Irish (Norse) coinage, dating to about 1020 AD; the letters read "FAEREM MOI DHN" (or variation) which translates as Faerem, moneyer of Dublin.  The moneyer's name was Faeremin and occurs in abbreviation; I believe it is sterling, but have not tested it; marked: "PMM;" fine condition.

$225.00 (item #M0349)

LONG HANDMADE MODERNIST SILVER NECKLACE

Great design, artist made long modernist silver necklace; about 32" long overall with textured circular links; most likely sterling, but I have not tested the piece; no marks; fine condition.

SOLD (item #KK048)

ARTIST- MADE  ARCHITECTURAL STERLING  RINGS

Two fabulous artist-made, architectural, sterling rings; one is oxidized; square, concave design is about 1-1/8" x 1-1/8"; bar and ring are flexible which makes the size slightly adjustable starting from about 6-1/4; both marked; "925;" soft texturing to the surface; fine condition.

$175.00 (each), $325.00 (pair) (item #CJM025)

STERLING MODERNIST BRACELET BY CHRIS DARWAY

Sterling modernist bracelet by Chris Darway; great architectonic design with ingenious hidden clasp; about 8" long; unmarked; fine condition.

$950.00 (item #CJM019)
STERLING WIRE & COPPER BRACELET

Modernist bracelet with flexible sterling wires that attach, with a twist, to copper rings; 8-1/5 around; inside diameter approximately 2-5/8"; unmarked; fine condition.

$950.00 (item #CJM020)
FLEXIBLE STERLING WIRE BRACELET

Great, flexible, sterling wire bracelet; design provides lots of movement; inside diameter is about 2-1/2"; unmarked; fine condition.

$650.00 (item #CJM021)
HANDMADE GEODE AND STERLING RING

Artist-made, geode slice and sterling ring; tubular, modernist design surrounds the shape of the geode; top is approximately 1-3/4" long x 1-1/4" wide; about size 6-1/2; marked: "925;" fine condition.

$250.00 (item #CJM022)
PATRICIA VON MUSULIN STERLING & IVORY EARRINGS

A fabulous pair of sterling and ivory earrings by Patricia Von Musulin; each is about 1-3/4" long x1-1/2" wide; marked: "VON MUSULIN, STERLING, 925;" fine condition.

460.00 (item #CTC001)

ARTIST-MADE STERLING TRIPLE TIE NECKLACE

An easy to wear a tie--looks great with a tuxedo!  Sterling silver whimsical triple tie necklace; probably ca. 1970s; artist-made; light weight, most likely hollow or made around real cloth--not sure; overall length with chain is about 16"; center tie is slightly over 4-1/4" long x 1-3/8" wide; marked with a "D" inside a cartouche that may be a "G"; nice patina, fine condition.

$350.00  (item #M835)

BIJOU JEUNESSE STERLING, HANDMADE, HINGED BRACELET WITH WATERMELON TOURMALINE

Exceptional artist-made, sterling hinged bracelet with beautiful surface texture; three slices of watermelon tourmaline decorate the front design which is about 2-1/2" wide by 2-1/4" long; inside diameter is about 2-1/4" so it fits nicely on a medium wrist though the oval design of the opening works well even on a small wrist where the bracelet sits nicely right below the wrist bone; marked with makers mark that looks like a "C" intersected by a cross (or "T"), and "Bijou Jeunesse;" fine condition. I believe that the bracelet is by noted Belgian artist, Olivier Vanderstichèle.

SOLD (item #M991)

ARTIST-MADE STERLING CUFF WITH WOOD, PEARLS, 18K AND 14K GOLD

Beautifully made and designed cuff of sterling silver with bands of silver, wood, gold (18k and 14k), and three pearls; very substantial and highly sculptural--made in layers with recessed areas; weighs about four ounces; band is approximately 1-1/8" wide; inside diameter of cuff is about 2-5/8"; opening is about 1-3/8"; fits larger wrist; marked: "18k, 14k, .925," and what appears to be BW and illegible signature; fine condition.

$995.00  (item #C519)

HANDMADE BRACELET WITH PLASTIC TUBING

Artist-made hinged bracelet with brass screws and plastic tubing; unsure of the maker or material; metal is painted steel gray; great design; probably ca. 1970s-80s; a small bit of paint loss, otherwise fine condition.

$250.00 (item #M981)

ARTIST MADE STERLING, BLISTER PEARL & GOLD PIN
 
A great looking artist-made folded sterling pin with gold overlay, pierced with a sterling arrow set with a blister pearl on one end--a very cool design! The piece is marked illegibly with what appears to be KI? and another mark as well as "925;" fine condition.

$195.00 (item #HP025)
STERLING ARCHITECTONIC EARRINGS BY PATRICIA MADEJA

A great pair of sterling earrings by Patricia Madeja; architectonic design with movement--triangular section moves on a silver bar; each is about 1-3/16" long; inscribed: "Patricia Madeja, SS;" some light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

SOLD
(item #C894)
HANDMADE STERLING AND CHRYSOPRASE BROOCH

Beautiful sterling and chyrsoprase brooch, lovely modern, naturalistic design, great patina; 2-7/8" x 1-5/8"; marked: "HB, 33"; safety catch lock is broken, but works as a C-catch, clutch is provided for safety;  otherwise fine condition; marked: "HB" (conjoined, in a diamond-shaped cartouche).

$195.00 (item #M0353)
 STERLING AND FACETED CLEAR CRYSTAL RING

Great modern design ring of double-sided emerald cut crystal in two sterling bezels; design is continued with the split band; top section is approximately 5/8" square x 1/2" deep; ring is slightly under 6-1/2; marked: "925, CL;" fine condition.

$225.00 (item #S590) HOLD

SWEDISH HANDMADE STERLING, GOLD, AND STONE PIN BY MICHAEL HAMMA

Handmade sterling, gold, and stone pin by Swedish contemporary jeweler Michael Hamma; made from two squares of sterling with gold rivets and centered with speckled black and white stone; about 1-1/2" square x 1/8" deep; marked: "MHW," Stockholm stamp, "925, T10 (for 1993), and M. Hamma;" fine condition.

$350.00 (item #C581)

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