Cooper and Ciner. Check out this rare pair of earrings signed by both. Joanne Cooper began designing jewelry in the early 1970s, garnering attention on the covers of major fashion magazines. Her collaboration with Ciner, circa 1970s-1980s produced limited edition jewelry, much of described as organic, free form, or modernist -- some in the Brutalism style. For Ciner, Cooper appears to have been a departure from the oft seen classic, restrained work of this century plus old firm.
The gold tone clip earrings measure approximately 1 1/4 inches x 1 1/8 inches with a 5/8 inch profile. High profile swirled gold tone settings nest large, semi gloss, pearlescent bronze toned oval cabochons -- some describe as moonglow. The cabs are about 25 millimeters x 17 millimeters. Weight of the earrings pair if approximately 40 grams.
Condition is pristine / near mint vintage. All gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Cabs free from chips, nicks, cracks, scratches, rubs, stains or discoloration. All misty moonglow luster retained. Earring clip mechanisms include stabilizer bars to maximize control -- no flip or droop. Earring clips include original , clean pliable comfort grip sleeves. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Appear seldom, if ever, worn. Pristine / near mint vintage.
Each earring is signed on both it's stabilizer bar "CINER" followed by copyright symbol and earring clip: "CINER" followed by registration symbol. Reverse of each earring body is also signed in an etched type cursive "J. Cooper". Circa 1970s-1980s.
Classic Ciner. Contemporary Cooper. The best of both worlds. At Cody's.
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