Sterling modernist, abstract cuff bracelet. This is a fascinating piece that employs many different, yet complimentary silversmithing techniques. It is obviously a wonderful studio piece with speaks drama and intrique all with a beautiful flare. Some of the techniques that I am familiar with are the 'graduation' which is the grape cluster effect of radom beading. This is one of the most difficult techniques to learn and employ without making the piece look and feel 'over-done'. The next is the wonderful, control folding, also incredibly difficult but a beautiful effect. It is possible that this was a commissioned piece and has been done by an expert silversmith. I can not place a date to this timeless jewelry but it is an estate piece with a modernism feel. This is wearable art to display and add to a collection.
CONDITION: The bracelet is in excellent original condition, with damage, restoration of flaws.
SIZE: Very bold and powerful, measuring 3/4 inches at it's widest. It has an inside circumfrance of 6 1/2 inches which includes the slighty flexible opening.
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I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
From the first time I watched Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new. What you see in my shop is my personal collection. Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.