This Francisco Rebajes pin is quite uncommon in the dominant use of filigree in the design. It comprises both sides of center, and is even done on the backside to the curved tail. An etched solid tube acts as the leaf's center vein, and tapers to disappear under the curve. While the filigree employs Rebajes more primitive, or rustic, design aesthetic, it's still a more graceful representation of his work than most.
A beautiful example of why they called Rebajes the "Master of Wearable Art."
2-½" by 1-1/8" Some darkening of the copper patina close to the center,, Very minimal surface scratching. Pin back in perfect working order. Overall excellent condition. Late 1950s. Gently cleaned (I do not polish Copper Art Jewelry) and ready to wear. Securely wrapped and shipped in a gift box.
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FYI: REBAJES: 1932-1967. Known as the father of the copper art jewelry movement, Francisco Rebajes went from peddling his wares on the streets of Greenwhich Village to an exclusive 5th Avenue boutique. He was also a noted sculptor, whose work was showcased at the 1939 World's Fair. A native of he Dominican Republic, Rebajes was often referred to as the master of "Wearable Art."
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