This is a pair of copper earrings made in a 40s/50s modern geometric design.
Renoir Jewelry was founded in 1946 in Los Angeles by Jerry Fels. Fels wanted to create jewelry that was artistic in design, and to differentiate his production from rhinestone jewelry, which was so prevalent at the time. Fels chose copper as this was metal of choice for the American Arts & Crafts movement. Fels wanted to present jewelry that was reflective of the abstract art movement of the post-war years, so many of the jewelry designs are geometric and/or abstract in conception. Jewelry by Renoir was highly appreciated during the 1950s as was Matisse jewelry, another company founded by Fels, that produced copper jewelry that was enameled. Both companies ceased production in 1964.
This pair of earrings has clip-on fasteners. Their design features three rows of copper arcs with "waves" in them that are offset from their neighboring row. Each earring measures 1" in height with a depth of 1/2".
This is a very nice quality pair of earrings, very collectible...wearable art....
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