Vintage RENOIR copper necklace~Early mark~MODERNIST~EX!
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Attention collectors!~An EARLY piece, this necklace is signed with the 1952-1954 Renoir script signature~ ~Back photo shows the aluminum and copper layers used to preserve metals for the Korean War~ This HEAVY, gorgeous collector's item is pictured on page 76 of the often referenced text: Copper Art Jewelry: A Different Lustre. The design is described t as dating from the late 1940's...and an example of "the company's initial geometric styles and handmade production techniques." The 16 1/2" beauty hooks securely. Each 3/4" link is a simple, but effective modernist design: a large copper sp floating on a black enameled background. Makes a powerful contrast and a gorgeous overall effect. Signed on the back of the hooking link.... EXCELLENT CONDITION...and a Real Stunner!! I've collected vintage jewelry for many years, but I don't claim to be an expert. Remember these items are 50-60 years old, so expect them to have the patina that comes with age. Please keep that in mind as you bid. I try to give accurate descriptions and include photos which show the items clearly, but please feel free to e-mail with questions or requests for additional photos. I will try to answer all requests sent in a timely manner (at least 24 hours prior to auction's end). I'm listing more vintage collectibles ... read more