Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a Paul Lobel handmade sterling silver jewelry parure c. 1950. The three pieces include a brooch and pair of earrings in the "Floating Leaf" pattern. This handwrought artisan studio piece features a reverse image leaf cut-out, a modern look. The leaves were a favorite design for Paul Lobel. The brooch is 3-1/8" long X 1-5/16" wide (maximum dimensions). The back is marked "Lobel" + "Sterling". The earrings have a single leaf plaque accented by a curl and measures 1-3/8" wide X 3/4". The fixture is a screw back.
Paul A. Lobel of New York City (1900-1983) was a designer, sculptor, metalsmith, and illustrator. He was born in Romania at the turn of the century. He became an innovative maker of jewelry in New York’s Greenwich Village. His jewelry was revolutionary in three-dimensional design and modernity and has been shown in the Smithsonian Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Paul Lobel was a pioneer of the American Modernist studio jewelry movement.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. The jewelry will show age appropriate tarnish, unless we state otherwise.
Grand Handwrought Paul Lobel MCM Parure c. 1955