Frank Rebajes was a well-know modernist jewelry maker. However, he wasn't just a jewelry maker - he was also an artist and sculptor. He made many other decorative objects for the home. His jewelry was marketed as "wearable art." He primarily worked in copper, sometimes silver and occasionally other materials. This beautifully articulated set, which he designed sometime between 1945 and 1950, falls into the later category. The material used here is an oxidized silver tone metal, possibly steel. He also made this design in copper.
The choker is composed of pairs of petals which are put together so well that they lay perfectly around the neck. The clasp is a tongue and box clasp. The earrings match perfectly, each composed of the same pairs of petals. They are screw backs, typical of the era. The choker is unsigned, but both earrings are signed on the screw backs.
The condition is very good. There are some signs of corrosion and wear, primarily on the reverse of the necklace and at the top of one earring. The clasp is in perfect working condition and holds tightly. The screw backs on the earrings are also in very good condition.
Size: Choker 14" by 5/8" Earrings 1-1/8" by 5/8
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