These 1950s earrings were designed by Modernist silversmith Miye Matsukata (1922 - 1981) who was born in Tokyo Japan. After attending the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, she opened her store JANIYE on Newbury Street in Boston in 1950 and continued to create her beautiful minimalist jewelry till her death in 1981.
These earrings feature a ~V~ design with a ball in the center. It might be symbolic of a person with their arms up in the air...or just a design to interpret as you see it.
The earrings are clip-back. They're marked JANIYE JAPAN - STERLING 950. They measure 3/4 inch across by 1 1/8 inches high. These are in gently-used estate condition...excellent overall. Can be polished to a shinier patina but we leave it to buyer.
Matsukata's work is rare and very collectible...we're delighted to offer these.
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