Sale 21OJ05 | Lot 45

Group of American Sterling Silver Studio Jewelry

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Group of American Sterling Silver Studio Jewelry

Lot Details

Lot 45
Group of American Sterling Silver Studio Jewelry
Including one circular silver and brass 'positive and negative' brooch, with maker's mark for Sam Kramer, one 'Stradivarius' brooch, signed for Paul Lobel, two bird and rabbit brooches, with maker's marks, and one oval mixed metal brooch, signed Yves St. Laurent, silver ap. 27.7 dwts.

Sam Kramer (1913-1964) epitomized the idea of an 'eccentric artist,' in his search of making wearable-surrealism. A self-described 'rock hound,' Kramer would often incorporate fossils, teeth, meteorites and most infamously, taxidermy glass eyes in his signature dripping, blob-like designs. His work, often dismissed in his lifetime by traditionalists as that of "prekindergarten work or a mental therapy project," is now celebrated with the likes of fellow mid-century modernist studio jewelers Art Smith, Paul Lobel, and Jules Brenner, who's studios made them neighbors and creative confidants in the 1950's Greenwich Village counterculture movement.

Marbeth Schon, Form and Function: American Modernist Jewelry, 1940-1970, 2008, p. 169 illustrates three Paul Lobel brooches from a c. 1949 brochure - including a Mandolin, Steinway and Stradivarius, ranging in value from $7.50- $12.

C Property from the Estate of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Additional Notes & Condition Report

YSL brooch 2 15/16 x 1 5/8 inches.

Sam Kramer brooch diameter 2 inches.

Stradivarius brooch 15/16 x 2 15/16 inches.

Rabbit 1 7/8 x 1/2 inch. Bird 2 15/16 x 1 1/8 inches.

Tarnish to several.

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Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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