Warm earth tones, the colors so popular in the 1950s
Signed on the counter enamel backs : “Buol” on the bracelet, “B” on each earring, and vestiges of “Buol” on the pin which is obscured by the heavy enamel.
The fused glass enamel “chunks” on these pieces have a dreamy, luminescent look with hint of golds, apricot, green with the taupes and warm browns. This luminous quality derives from the gold foil used under the fused glass.
These are very special pieces from a very creative artist. Buol gained nationwide attention when she wrote an in-depth article for "Craft Horizons" magazine in 1953 describing her artistic process.
In recent years, Ruth Buol's work has become recognized and collectible, having been exhibited at the art museum MONA in Nebraska. Her creations are often compared to the work of enamel artists Andrée Bazot, from Paris and the American Kay Denning.
Ruth Buol (1903-1982) started making enamel jewelry in the early 1950s in Connecticut and later moved to Carmel, California where she continued creating her modernist abstract handmade copper enamel jewelry with pieces of fused glass for department stores and private clients. Sometimes her work is signed "Buol," or simply "B," and in later years she used paper stickers that said "Buol's Jewels"
Condition: Very Good, no damage, please remember that these are handmade, not assembly line pieces, so there are the normal irregularities of hand enamel work. Please look at photos. For example, the signed piece on the bracelet back shows an area where the counter enamel missed a piece – it is not a chip.
Size: Bracelet: 6.75” long by1”; Clip Earrings: 1 inch round; Pin: 2” by 2”
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Ruth Buol Mid-Century Enamel Bracelet, Pin Earrings Parure