Modernist Jewelry and Modern Art by Auerbach and Maffia
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

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. Everyday items, such as bowls and plates, were transformed into works of art incorporating geometric and abstract lines with bold colors.⁠⠀

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Promoted as “an exclamation point in your d...

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 : 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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1426007 (stock #3669)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,795.00

Betty Cooke sterling silver statement necklace

This elegant and fluid hand crafted necklace should fit a 16 1/2" neck

Overall measurement - 7 3/4" x 7 7/8"

Weight - 43+ grams

Push pull clasp

Marked Cooke, sterling

Excellent condition

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 ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1425595 (stock #3667)
Auerbach and Maffia
$650.00

Knud V. Andersen modernist sterling bracelet

Denmark

Mid 20th century

This heavy and well crafted bracelet, referencing deeply cut topographic configurations, measures 7" long x 7/8" wide

Weight - 68+ grams

Marked KVA, Michelsen hallmark, 925s, Danmark

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1425542 (stock #3666)
Auerbach and Maffia
$650.00

Vintage modernist sterling and opal necklace

This stunningly unique necklace features a beautiful opal cabochon set in a sterling medallion enhanced with a deeply carved shadow box effect

Nice weight - 80+ grams

Pendant - The circle of the pendant measures 2" in diameter and with the up post included the total measurement becomes 3"

Chain - 15" long

Marked on verso, sterling, hand made, unknown artist cipher

Very good vintage condition

All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1425108 (stock #3665)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,495.00
Iconic Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver tassel necklace

30" round

Each semi circle measures 2" x 1"

Marked Cooke, sterling

Excellent condition

All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1960 item #1425085 (stock #3664)
Auerbach and Maffia
$750.00

Zola Marcus Mid 20th century abstract fabric and paper collage

Zola Marcus was born in Brooklyn and spent most of his life in New York. His style began to take shape when, in 1953, he attended the Institute at Black Mountain College. Influenced by his early training with Hans Hoffman and Fernand Leger, Marcus then studied with Joe Fiore and Esteban Vicente at Black Mountain where he developed his particular style of abstract work. In 2017, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts C...