For sale here is a RARE vintage 1950s Ruth Berridge (1921-2004 USA) one of a kind handmade sterling silver and crystal bead kinetic modernist hair pin. I am listing a couple of these unique hair pins by Berridge which are from the artist's estate and never used except by Berridge herself during her lifetime. The other one is very similar with slightly different configuration of the beads on silver wires. These beads on silver wires can be bent slightly to form different shapes when worn, and each bead moves with the movement of the wearer!
Here's a short bio of the artist:
Ruth Berridge attended the school of Design at Rhode Island and trained in the New York studio of Danish jeweler Adda Husted Anderson. Themes of animals show up in her jewelry, and she often talked about her love of animals. She made earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and hair combs. She also made men’s jewelry including cuff links. She was the designer, the caster, the plater, the assembler, the polisher, the timekeeper, the bookkeeper, the saleswoman, and the secretary...all at once.
A one of a kind creation by one of the greats of mid century modernist studio jewelry! The handwrought sterling hair pin section is hand forged from heavy stock, and the beads are set on thin sterling wires that jiggle and bounce when the wearer moves - they are dimensional and can be moved around to create different configurations. Measures 4-1/2 long by 2-1/4" wide presently (but can be adjusted) by 1" deep (dimensional). Weighs about 9 grams total. Marked on the pin section, "Berridge Handmade Sterling". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
RARE Vintage 1950s Ruth Berridge One of a Kind Handmade Sterling & Glass Beads Kinetic Modernist HAIR PIN
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