For our consideration is this wonderful abstract modernistic pendant/pin by Betty Cooke. The simplistic two circle design has a great look. Signed Cooke Sterling. The pendant/pin has patina and age. It has a loop as well as a pin back.
It is a nice size measuring 2 inches be 1 and 1/2 inch across the widest points. Nice and sturdy at 15.9 grams.
In excellent functioning condition other than a few lights scratches and an uneven patina.
Betty Cooke, born in Maryland, 5 May 1924, still a central component of her craft, produces jewelry with an unmistakable, signature style. Cooke received formal training in metal working from a local jeweler during her time at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Upon graduation with a bachelor in fine arts in 1946 she was hired on by the institute to teach welding to World War II veterans returning home. Betty Cooke is a prolific jewelry artist. Over the years she has always maintained her integrity as a designer, and almost without exception her pieces are made completely by hand. To date she has been honored by the De Beers Diamonds Today Award, the Alumni Medal of Honor from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and been featured in numerous exhibitions.