Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a mid-century modern sterling silver pendant handmade by studio artist Paul Miller c. 1950. The pendant features a solid asymmetrical, arrowhead-shaped pennant as the centerpiece. This solid piece is surmounted by a rounded wire that becomes flattened, then again into rounded and finally flattened. The pendant exhibits the asymmetrical and abstract elements that Paul Miller uses throughout his jewelry. The pendant is 1-5/8" round X 7/8" (maximum dimensions). The top has a loop ring for the chain. The back is marked "Paul Miller" + "Sterling".
Paul Miller was a studio jeweler in New York City. He was active in the 1950's-1960's. His jewelry is abstract, minimal and frequently, amusing. He was a contemporary of Paul Lobel, Ed Weiner, and other NYC jewelers.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling". The piece comes with a sterling silver chain, not original to the piece. It is 18" long.
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.
Quirky Paul Miller Assymetrical Pendant c. 1950