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

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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1425083 (stock #3663)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,425.00

Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver ring

Mid 20th century⁠⠀

What may seem a simple design here is actually an incredibly well made machine age work. Classic elegance in a solid architectural design makes this statement ring a classic and unique Cooke creation.

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Size - 6

Weight - 15+ grams

Marked, Cooke sterling

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1425082 (stock #3662)
Auerbach and Maffia
$395.00

Ed Wiener modernist sterling and coral bead earrings

1950

1 3/4" long

Weight - 5 grams

Marked sterling

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1423771 (stock #3660)
Auerbach and Maffia
$4,500.00

Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver and wood kinetic brooch

1950

This exceptional and rare brooch measures 2 3/4" x 3"

Weight - 9.50 grams

We love Betty's simple and sophisticated elegance of design. That's what she's really known for. But we really love, especially in her early works, the way she made use of something whimsical or introduced unique elements like toothpicks or ebony from old piano keys...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1423358 (stock #3653)
Auerbach and Maffia
$595.00

Large and unique abstract sterling pendant

Although unsigned this is obviously the work of a talented professional artisan

In very good condition this pendant measures app. 2" x 3 1/2"

Weigh - 40 grams

Marked 925

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1423284 (stock #3650)
Auerbach and Maffia
$595.00

James Frappe modernist sterling silver and red stone ring

1950

Frappe - an American modernist artisan working in the Pittsburgh area. He studied at the Carnegie Mellon Institute and later taught there as well. His work is hard to find, always solid and well crafted

The ring is a size 9 - 9 1/4

Weight - 16.55 grams

This showstopper of a ring is in wonderful vintage condition

Marked, Frappe, sterling

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1422626 (stock #3648)
Auerbach and Maffia
$2,400.00

Unique sterling silver statement necklace and bracelet set

Hallmarked for Vicenza, Italy

1970 - 80

Bracelet - interior circumference of 7" x 1 1/4" tall

Necklace - 15" interior circumference x 3/4" tall

Both bracelet and necklace have push/pull clasps that open to make them easy to get on the wrist or neck

Combined weight - 145 grams

These interesting pieces are not rigid but have an almost spring like quality to them

Excellent condi...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1421568 (stock #3647)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,400.00

Marci Zelmanoff intensely crafted mixed metal and wire mesh brooch/pendant

Sterling, silver mesh, brass and enamel

2 3/8" x 3 1/2"

1979

Can be worn as a brooch or a pendant

Etched on verso - Marci Zelmanoff, February, 1979

Fine vintage condition

Marci Zelmanoff - born 1942, Philadelphia

Zelmanoff studied at the Rhode Island school of Design and received a MFA at Southern Illinois University

Her primary i...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1420472 (stock #3640)
Auerbach and Maffia
$235.00

Classic Ed Wiener modernist sterling silver and copper tie bar

1950

2 1/8" long x 3/8" wide,/p>

Weight - 16.75

Marked Ed. Wiener, sterling

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1420199 (stock #3668)
Auerbach and Maffia
SOLD
Classic Antonio Fallaci sterling silver and deep blue enamel buckle bracelet

Italy

1970

Opens like a buckle

Interior circumference 7" can adjust up to 7 1/4"

Width - 1/2"

Weight - 58+ grams

Hallamrked Italy, 925, A.F., 562 FI in cartouche

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1418602 (stock #3665)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,695.00
Paul Lobel modernist sterling silver brooch

Rare example from his sterling menagerie

1950s

2 1/4" x 1 1/8"

Weight - 11+ grams

Marked LOBEL, sterling on verso

Very good vintage condition, minor light surface scratches

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1417388 (stock #3660)
Auerbach and Maffia
$295.00

Opus Modernist sterling, pearl and amethyst 7 tentacle ring

Mid 20th century

Size - 9 1/4

Weight - 10.5 grams

Front measures 1 1/4" across

Marked ster, OPUS

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1416497 (stock #3658)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,295.00

Jules Brenner classic sterling silver buckle type cuff bracelet

1950

Interior circumference - 5 1/4" plus a rear opening of 1 1/4" for a total of 6 1/2"

Weight - 51 grams

Stamped Jules Brenner, sterling, in block letters

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1416495 (stock #3656)
Auerbach and Maffia
$1,350.00

Carl Tasha modernist serpent pendant

Provincetown, MA

1970

This massive and exquisitely detailed work of art measures 5 1/4" tall x 3" across

Weight - a solid 118 grams

Cast brass or bronze

Signed on verso - C. Tasha in script and stamped C. Tasha in block letters, 153/1000

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1415750 (stock #3654)
Auerbach and Maffia
$299.00

Modernist sterling silver and druzy quartz ring

Designer - Algeo

Mid 20th century

Size - 7 1/2

Heavy and nicely detailed this ring weighs 21.84 grams

Marked - ALGEO, sterling

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1413389 (stock #3649)
Auerbach and Maffia
$750.00

Striking modernist bracelet

Sterling silver, 14K gold and faceted citrine cabochon

1970s - 80s

Inner circumference - 5" plus a 1 1/2" rear gap for a total of 6 1/2"

Stone - 1" x 5/8"

1 3/4" at tallest point

Weight - 41+ grams

Very good vintage condition