Lovely enameled copper clamper-style bracelet features a luscious and rich blue/green pattern. This design is called "Nile." A similar bracelet (in different colors) can be seen on page 129 of the book entitled "Copper Art Jewelry: A Different Lustre" by Matthew L. Burkholz and Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan. The authors note that the style was inspired by Egyptian motifs. This is signed MATISSE RENOIR as shown. There is a bit of wear to the back of the bracelet and the price is adjusted accordingly. Inside measurement is just over 2 1/4 inches.
The company, founded in 1946, was the brainchild of Jerry Fels, his new brother-in-law Curt Freiler, and their friend Nat Zausner. It was originally named "Renoir of Hollywood" and work began as an at-home operation before it was moved to a small building in Los Angeles. The company produced popular copper Renoir jewelry during the 1940's, in designs that were similar to Rebajes. In the spring of 1952, Fels introduced the "Matisse, Ltd." line which included inserts of enameled color. The presence of both signatures on this piece is due to the fact that the bracelet is made with both copper (Renoir) and enamel (Matisse).