Dating costume jewelry clasp
Inner diameter is inner diameter of 2" by 1- 3/4" before expansion, adjustable due to the hinged design and overlapping front ends. A wonderful example of the classic coppery jewelry made by Renoir. These clip earrings are each signed Matisse(c)Renoir dating this item to 1954-1964 and measure 1-1/8" in diameter. A wonderful example of the superb copper jewelry during the middle of the last century. Another sophisticated 1950s brooch from Matisse Renoir entitled Lily.
Very good condition with slight crazing consistent with age. This is a rare vintage enameled and copper butterfly brooch from Matisse, a part of Renoir of California. It features a detailed copper leaf; a popular design due to its "simple lines and sense of movement" (as seen and described on page 115 of the book Copper Art Jewelry by Burkholz and Kaplan). The brooch is in very good condition and signed (c)Renoir on the back. Another sophisticated 1950s earring set from Matisse Renoir entitled Laurel. Renoir set entitled Palette (copper enamel examples can be seen on page 102 of Matthew Burkholtz and Linda Lichtenbery Kaplan's book entitled Copper Art Jewelry).
Entitled Willow, this bracelet Features sleek graceful curved sections with rectangular tips. As seen on page 129 of the book Copper Art Jewelry, by Burkholz and Kaplan. Can be seen on pages 15 and 135 of the book Copper Art Jewelry by Burkholz and Kaplan.
Marked (c)Renoir dating it to the period of 1954-1964. The design is described as, "A spiral of sosmic gas enamel decorates this set which was named after Grace, the jewelry buyer from Toledo, Ohio, who helped make this design so successful." Matching pieces made included a bracelet and pendant necklace. Can be seen on pages 15 and 135 of the book Copper Art Jewelry by Burkholz and Kaplan. A wonderful example of the superb copper jewelry during the middle of the last century.
Don't miss these fabulous vintage Matisse(c)Renoir earrings. Can be seen on pages 94 of the book Copper Art Jewelry by Burkholz and Kaplan. This is a rare vintage enameled and copper butterfly brooch set from Matisse, a part of Renoir of California. It features detailed copper leaves overlapping larger bronze enameled copper leaves. The earring set is in very good condition and signed Matisse (c) Renoir on the back of each piece. This brooch set is signed Renoir on the back of all three pieces.
This necklace features a beautiful combination of pale pink enamel color with copper accents. A wonderful example of the classic copper enamel jewelry made by Matisse. The brooch measures slightly over 2" in length and the clip on earrings measure 1-1/4" in length. Clip earrings each signed Renoir without copyright mark indicating this pair of earrings dates to pre-1955. This is a striking vintage Renoir copper hinged bangle bracelet with the classic look and craftsmanship of this California company. The set is in excellent condition and signed 'Matisse (c) Renoir' on the back of all three pieces. * Insurance is available to most countries at an additional charge. Each individual enameled square measures 1-1/8" x 1". There is a small amount of wear of the enamel on the bracelet edges (where the squares connect with the roped copper links) expected with a bracelet set of this age. Modernist style copper hinged bracelet and clip earrings by Renoir. Very good condition with a tiny enamel chip on one leaf of brooch (hardly noticeable with the wonderful colors). * Please contact us prior to purchase for cost and availability of insurance. Similar bracelets and earrings can be seen on page 78 of the book Copper Art Jewelry by Matthew Burkholz and Linda Kaplan. This design is entitled Parisien and is shown on page 122 of the book Copper Art Jewelry by Matthew Burkholz and Linda Kaplan. Inside measurement for bracelet 2-1/8 x 1-7/8; and 1-1/8" in width. Very goo condition with only slight wear noted inside of bracelet, not seen while worn. What a dramatic vintage set this is for your autumn wardrobe. In the shape of an old musical instrument-the lyre- and created with bold colors of deep red, gold, and black; and trimmed in warm ornate copper. A rare vintage Matisse brooch; and very collectible.
do teach from September to June and cannot answer questions or receive orders during school hours; however I do check for messages and will be in contact with you as soon as possible after school. During the summer, I am available weekdays and weekends. The set is in excellent condition and signed 'Matisse (c) Renoir' on the back of all three pieces. Here is an early 1950s colorful enamel on copper set bracelet set from Matisse. Bronze, tan& black enamel, with a fabulous copper swirl. * Priority Mail International flat rate envelope to most countries is USD .50. The bracelet measures 6-1/4" long, not including the clasp. The brooch measures 3" x 2-1/4" and the matching clip earrings measure 1-" x 1"".