Modernist Jewelry and Modern Art by Auerbach and Maffia
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...

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 : 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

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Enamel : Pre 1970 item #1427951 (stock #3682)
Auerbach and Maffia
$450.00

Michael and Frances Higgins abstract art glass pendant⁠ necklace

Mid 20th century⁠

Pendant - 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Suede cord - adjustable

Great vintage condition

The couple began fusing glass in their Chicago apartment by using kilns in their living room...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1427925 (stock #3681)
Auerbach and Maffia
$189.00

Elis Kauppi for Kupittaan Kulta modernist sterling and stone necklace

Finland

Pendant - 2" x 1/2"

Chain - 22" long

Weight - 9 grams

Marked with anvil mark and 925s

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1427919 (stock #3680)
Auerbach and Maffia
$750.00

Moore Streb modernist bronze cuff bracelet

1970

A rare and well crafted bracelet from these fairly obscure New York artisans

Width - 1 1/8"

Interior circumference - 5" plus a 1 1/2" rear opening for a total of 6 1/2"

Weight - 60 grams

Unmarked

Fine vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1427918 (stock #3678)
Auerbach and Maffia
$189.00

Hannu Ikonen modernist bronze statement ring

Finland

1970s

Bold and dramatic adjustable bronze ring with the classic reindeer moss design

Face measures 1 1/2" across

Currently a size 9

Weight - 21 grams

Marked - made in Finland

Original patina both dramatic and beautiful

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1426479 (stock #3675)
Auerbach and Maffia
$750.00

George Kramer Modernist/Deco 835 silver and amber bracelet

Germany

1930s

Marine life, boats and lighthouse motif

This substantial statement bracelet measures 7" long x 1 1/2" wide

Weight - 89 Grams

Marked with the G/K hallmark, 835 and 31

Very nice antique condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1920 item #1426307 (stock #3672)
Auerbach and Maffia
$2,200.00

Wiener Werkstatte necklace

Austria

Early 20th century

Tiny micro beads crocheted on a soft pliable cord

Spring tension twist closure

This rare an exceptional neck collar presents in fine original condition

Measurements - 16" long x 3/8" wide

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1425597 (stock #3668)
Auerbach and Maffia
$895.00

Marci Zelmanoff mixed metal ring

Gold and silver organic form "stones" embedded in silver, rose and yellow gold granulated bubbles combine to create a classic hand crafted work

Call it surrealist or brutalist it's definitely her signature and intense style.

Zelmanoff's work was featured in major artisan publications of the 1970s as well displayed in many well know galleries of the time.

More recently, however, Zelmanoff's work has definitely been flying under ...