Modernist Jewelry and Modern Art by Auerbach and Maffia
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1433350 (stock #3706)
Auerbach and Maffia
$2,500.00

Val Bertoia bronze wire brooch

1980s

2 1/2" x 3"

Crafted from a single length of bronze wire this unique brooch is a true statement piece by a world renowned artisan

Excellent condition

Unmarked but guaranteed - purchased by us at an affiliated art gallery in Allentown, PA in the mid to late 1980s

The son of Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia, is an artist and sculptor in his own right

Bertoia studied engineering early in his caree...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1433136 (stock #3706)
Auerbach and Maffia
$695.00

UNOAERRE modernist sterling silver orbital bracelet

Italy

1970

Interior circumference - 7" total

Weight - 43 grams

Marked Uno A Erre, 925, Italy

Very good vintage condition

A fine and rare example of Italian space age jewelry

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Copper : Pre 1950 item #1433082 (stock #3705)
Auerbach and Maffia
$695.00

Francisco Rebajes Copper Brooch

1940s - early 50s

This exceedingly rare handcrafted brooch measures 2" x 2 1/2"

Weight - 13 grams

Very good vintage condition retaining the original finish

Marked on verso

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1431723 (stock #3704)
Auerbach and Maffia
$475.00

Ronald Pearson modernist sterling silver brooch

This large and elegant brooch measures 4 1/4" long x 1 1/2"

Weight - 12 grams

Marked Pearson, sterling

Excellent condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #1431409 (stock #3702)
Auerbach and Maffia
$950.00

Grete Prytz Kittelsen, J. Tostrup modernist sterling silver bracelet

Mid 20th century

Norway

1 1/4" tall

Interior circumference - 6 1/8" plus a 1 1/8" rear opening for a total measurement of 7 1/4"

Marked - Sterling, J. Tostrup, Norway

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1431407 (stock #3701)
Auerbach and Maffia
$365.00

Louise Slater post modernist necklace.

1980s

Iconic "Spirals" series necklace crafted from "Colorcore".

Measurements - neck opening - 8" top to bottom, 8" side to side.

Front ornament - 6" x 3 1/4".

This neckpiece is put on over the head.

Excellent condition

Slater was a bright light in the British studio jewelry movement in the last quarter of the 20th century.

She studied at the Walsall School of Art, and then received a ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1430574 (stock #3700)
Auerbach and Maffia
$450.00

Handcrafted Modernist/Brutalist Brass Necklace⁠

A superb example of hand hammered jewelry from the late 60's or early 70s⁠

Ceramic beads on a brass chain support this gorgeous statement pendant⁠

Pendant measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" including fringe⁠

Chain - 19" with a hook type clasp⁠

Great vintage condition⁠

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1430556 (stock #3699)
Auerbach and Maffia
$550.00

Jane Wiberg modernist sterling silver and shaped amethyst quartz ring

Denmark

Mid 20th century

Size - 7 1/2

Weight - 13 grams

Marked Jane Wiberg, Handmade, Danish Silver, 925s

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1430211 (stock #3698)
Auerbach and Maffia
$795.00

Hans Hansen modernist sterling silver bracelet

Denmark

Mid 20th century

Very unique geometric links with a three dimensional quality

7 1/4" long

3//4" wide

Weight - 65 grams

Marked on verso - Hans Hansen in script,Denmark,925s

Very good condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1429567 (stock #3695)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,595.00

John Prip and Ronald Pearson sterling silver necklace on the original leather cord

Ron Pearson was a student under Philip Morton at Alfred University in upstate New York while John Prip was an instructor there. The two were involved with Shop One, an early and important center for the nascent crafts movement in the US

During the mid to late 1950s they collaborated on jewelry and metal ware projects and this rare piece is one of those joint works

Pendant measures 4" lo...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1428924 (stock #3694)
Auerbach and Maffia
$395.00

Modernist studio artisan necklace

Latter quarter of the 20th century

Beautifully cast brass or bronze

Featuring two posed dancing figures

Pendant size - 4 1/2" tall x 3" at widest point

Adjustable black suede cord

Weight - a substantial 67 grams

Unmarked but certainly the work of an accomplished artisan

Fine vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1428827 (stock #3691)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,500.00

Philip Morton Modernist Brooch

1950⁠

American modernist artisan

Author of the classic book "Contemporary Jewelry," a studio handbook, which spotlights hand made jewelry techniques and the various working artisans of the mid 20th century period

Morton's jewelry is rare and hard to find and this brooch is a great representation of the aesthetic at that time

2 1/4" in diameter

Copper and silver

Original untouched vintage condition

All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1428524 (stock #3690)
Auerbach and Maffia
$2,500.00

Robert Lee Morris 24K gold plated necklace

This dynamic and exuberant neck piece was designed in 1990 for Donna Karan

Center element measures 8 1/2" long

Should fit a 15 - 15 1/2" neck

Unmarked

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1428481 (stock #3689)
Auerbach and Maffia
$395.00

Modernist sterling silver and amethyst hand hammered necklace

Mid 20th century

Interior circumference - 17"

Weight - 27 grams

Silver link - 3/8" at widest point

Hidden hook clasp

Unmarked

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1950 item #1428448 (stock #3688)
Auerbach and Maffia
$295.00

Winifred Mason [Chenet] modernist copper and brass bracelet

Mid 20th century

7" long x 7/8" at widest point

Weight - 16+ grams

Unmarked

Very nice vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1428290 (stock #3686)
Auerbach and Maffia
$2,500.00

Sam Kramer modernist banded agate and sterling silver kinetic pendant necklace

Mid 20th century

NYC

2 1/2" x 1 5/8"

The pendant is composed of two elements that hang separately allowing free movement

Weight - 21+ grams

Marked with the appropriate hallmark [see photo]

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1428112 (stock #3685)
Auerbach and Maffia
$375.00

Knut Paulsen modernist bronze bolo

Norway

1970

This unique statement piece measures 5 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide at widest point

Suede cord is adjustable

Weight - 80 grams

Hallmarked Norway, bronze, Knut P.

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1428023 (stock #3684)
Auerbach and Maffia
$895.00
Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver disk necklace

One disk polished the other shiny

Should fit a 16 1/2" neck

Weight 25 grams

Disk - 7/8" dia⁠

Signed Cooke, sterling

A classic design in fine vintage condition