Renoir's early Matisse line featured a geometric slant with a slash of expressionism. Wonderful black and white enamel squares blotched with red, green and blue drops gleam under arched and pitched copper "V" bars. The clip earrings are assembled like miniature pieces of architecture, each component carefully chosen, coordinated and constructed.
The earrings measure approximately 1 inch across with a 5/16 inch profile or height. Weight of the earrings pair is about 24 grams.
Condition is very good to excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All enamel intact maintaining colors and luster with no chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. V bars retain alignment and loft. No dents or improper bends. There is some age commensurate wear or perhaps patina to the copper on the V bars. No polishing has been done. Earring clips strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Wear / patina as noted. Very good to excellent vintage.
Each original earring clip signed in familiar script: "Matisse" no copyright symbol. Early 1950s.
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Early Matisse Renoir Enamel Copper Earrings