Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a sterling silver brooch handmade by studio artist Jules Brenner c. 1955. This piece features clean overlapping "ribbons" of flattened silver in a swirl pattern. Centered on the crossed ribbons is a bezel set, cabochon cut, round 5mm. golden amber stone. The brooch is 1-7/8" long X 1" wide. The brooch has a safety closure. It is marked "Jules Brenner" + "Sterling".
Jules Brenner was born in New York City in 1917 and worked there on and off throughout his career. He worked for a time with Ed Wiener in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where there was a large art colony. He opened a shop in NYC in 1953 and primarily worked in silver until the early 1960's when he changed his medium to gold. His early work was bimorphic in design, using rounded and irregular shapes with semi-precious stones as accents. He was active in New York in the 1950's-1960's. After the early 1970's, he moved to Massachusetts and continued in business until 1991, his death.
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.
Simplistic Jules Brenner MCM Brooch c. 1955