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Curtis Jere

Curtis Jeré (USA)

Though the name Curtis Jeré is familiar to many as the maker of ebullient and eccentric modern design from the 1960s and ‘70s, relatively few are aware that it is a pseudonym for the design team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. Together, the two created some of the most striking and vivid furnishings and decorative objects of their era, from sculptures and dynamically framed mirrors, to lighting and wall decorations.


     New Yorkers Freiler and Fels had collaborated for two decades on small jewelry lines before launching a design company called Artisan House in 1964. They combined variants of their names to create an artful persona — sometimes shortened to C. Jeré; the "surname" is pronounced with a rising inflection: jhayr-EH — that stood behind large-scale decorative metalwork, marked by semi-abstract petal forms with burnt and brazed edges. Fels served as head of design, and Freiler, known for his keen handiwork, was the production chief. The pair’s eclectic metalwork has captivated decorative art collectors and interior designers ever since.


     The work of Curtis Jeré displays a sense of playfulness and curiosity, while drawing on inspirations and themes that include flowers, discs, geometric forms and animal figures. Freiler and Fels had a masterful ability to work with different materials, such as patinated brass and brilliant chrome.


     The price of a Curtis Jeré mirror, lamp, wall-mounted sculpture or tabletop sculpture can range from $400 - $12,000, depending on the size, the rarity of the piece, the intricacy of the metalwork and the materials used in its construction. Other factors like condition can affect the perceived value and, thus, the cost of works by Curtis Jeré. As you will see on these pages, the imaginative powers of the designers of Curtis Jeré pieces were boundless, and their creations will add a dash of verve in any room.

C Jere Copper Sculpture Slotted Spoon Oversized Utensil
C Jere Copper Sculpture Slotted Spoon Oversized...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Designer: C Jere Period/style: Mid-Century Modern Country: United States Manufacture: Artisan House Date: 1976.
Jere Style Brutalist Fantasy Sand Dollar Sea Urchin Sculptural Metal Table Lamp
Jere Style Brutalist Fantasy Sand Dollar Sea Ur...
Curtis Jere, Silas Seandel
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Table Lamps
Metal
A fantasy underwater seascape of organic floral sculpture made of patinated metal with copper, steel, gold and brass tones. Five stems rise from the pot and are each topped with a si...
Curtis Jere Pine Tree Sculpture
Curtis Jere Pine Tree Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures
Original C. Jere signed pine tree branch wall hanging sculpture. Welded brass rods make up the branch with smaller gauge wire pins for the needles / leaves. Mid-Century Modern Brutal...
Large Curtis Jere Metal Daisy in the Wind Wall Sculpture, USA, 1980s
Large Curtis Jere Metal Daisy in the Wind Wall ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Large Curtis Jere silver and copper metal daisy in the wind wall sculpture, USA, 1980s. Curtis Jeré is the collaboration of two metal sculptors Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler who ...
"Raindrops" Mirror by Curtis Jeré, 1971
"Raindrops" Mirror by Curtis Jeré, 1971
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Metal
1970s iconic Curtis Jeré "Raindrops" mirror. Measures: 32" diameter. Signed C Jere '71.
Pair of Curtis Jere Sculptural Metal Table Lamps, 1970s
Pair of Curtis Jere Sculptural Metal Table Lamp...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Table Lamps
A pair of Curtis Jere sculptural metal table lamps made from stacked cylinders with original steel shades, 1970s Curtis Jeré is the collaboration of two metal sculptors Jerry Fels...
Curtis Jere Style Brutalist Torch Cut Sunburst Rain Drop Metal Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Style Brutalist Torch Cut Sunburst ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
This striking Mid-Century Modern large sunburst wall sculpture is in the style of Curtis Jere, circa 1970s. Metal spires radiate from the mirrored brass centre and expand outward wit...
Sunburst Wall Art Made of Cut Nail and Brass Welding by Bela , 1970s
Sunburst Wall Art Made of Cut Nail and Brass We...
Curtis Jere, Mark Weinstein
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
Extrmely well made two-tier sculptural wall art by BELA Measure: 23 inches at widest point. Ready to hang. Signed item
Brutalist Torch Cut Metal Lamp Attributed to Curtis Jere
Brutalist Torch Cut Metal Lamp Attributed to Cu...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s Brutalist Table Lamps
Handsome Brutalist torch cut metal lamp attributed to Curtis Jere. This lamp has been newly wired. The shade, as is. Best to select your own.
Tennis Court Mixed Metal Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Tennis Court Mixed Metal Wall Sculpture by Curt...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Chrome, Iron
Unique mixed metal wall sculpture of two people playing tennis on a court by Curtis Jere for Artisan House, circa 1970s. The piece is in excellent condition and has great color and c...
Bandstand / Gazebo Mixed Metal Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Bandstand / Gazebo Mixed Metal Wall Sculpture b...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Chrome, Iron
Unique mixed metal wall sculpture entitled "Bandstand" by C. Jere for Artisan House, circa 1972. The piece is in excellent condition and has great color and craftsmanship. The sculpt...
Curtis Jere "Lily Pad" Chrome Floor Lamp, 1960s
Curtis Jere "Lily Pad" Chrome Floor Lamp, 1960s
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Chrome
Sculptural "Lilly Pad" floor lamp in polished chrome by Curtis Jere, American, 1960s.
Brass Raindrops Metal Wall Sculpture by Curtis ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
A brass raindrops metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere signed and dated 1975. Fantastic original example of Jere's Raindrops wall sculpture, the most sought after of their work ove...
Chrome Raindrops Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Chrome raindrops wall sculpture in the manner of Curtis Jere, 1980s. The circular discs of chrome have a great patina and the sculpture can be hung either vertically or horizontally.
Midcentury Brutalist Brass Sunburst Starburst S...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures
Metal
In the style of Curtis Jere but not signed anywhere. Rare to see a Brutalist starburst with ships!
Mid-Century Modern Jere Copper Metal Large Wall...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
For your consideration is a beautiful, large wall Curtis Jere sculpture, reminiscent of a starburst or sunburst, made of copper and metal, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. Th...
C. Jere Bicycle Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
Wall sculpture Designed by Curtis Jere. USA, circa 1970s Metal Measures: 19 ¼” H x 60 ½” W x 6” D.
Curtis Jere Rare Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Steel
Wonderful rarely seen Curtis Jere wall sculpture.
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, U...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Brass wall sculpture featuring a stylized sun with an oxidized reddish center on top of radiating brass rods of varying lengths.      
Pair of Brutalist Table Lamps
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s French Table Lamps
Murano Glass, Wrought Iron
Awesome pair of brutalist table lamps in gilt wrought iron and Murano glass cubes Dimensions given without shade No shade provided.
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, U...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Brass wall sculpture featuring a copper-colored abstract ring around outward facing pins, sitting atop radiating brass rods of varying lengths. Diameter: 30" depth: 10" Curtis Jeré...
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, U...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Brass wall sculpture featuring a circular abstract design on top of radiating brass rods of varying lengths. Diameter: 30” Depth: 2.5”. OUR REFERENCE N10631c
Tree Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Signed: c jere; wall-mounted sculpture of a tree in copper.
Curtis Jere Patinated Brass Branching Starburst...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Uncommon Curtis Jere patinated brass branching starburst wall sculpture. Bronze / antique brass finish. Small brass ball tipped ends to the spiked rays. Wire circular hanging stru...
Large C. Jere Chrome and Brass Ribbon Wall Scul...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Steel
Beautiful chrome and brass ribbon wall sculpture by Curtis Jere. Signed and dated C. Jere 1989 on bottom right. Bright fresh patina with minor signs of wear.
Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Brass Sunburst Wal...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
A striking sunburst wall sculpture from the 1960s Brutalist period. It features hand welded brass and steel construction. Unmarked.
Curtis C. Jere Brass Peacock Bird of Paradise W...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
This Hollywood Regency brass peacock bird of paradise by American designer Curtis Jere is breath-taking, even more so in person. The photos simply do not do it justice; you will cert...
Curtis Jere Style Sunburst Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
This striking Mid-Century modern large sunburst wall sculpture is in the style of Curtis Jere, circa 1970s. The wall sculpture is three-dimensional and has three layered tiers of met...
Curtis C. Jere Brass Bamboo Leaf Sculpture Wall...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
This Hollywood Regency brass sculpture by American designer Curtis Jere depicts slender bamboo chutes with delicate leaves. The photos simply do not do it justice. You will certainly...
Super Fun Bold Red Airplane Wall Sculpture by C...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A wonderful wall sculpture by Curtis Jere (signed) that's a bright red propeller plane with stylized pilot having a scarf blowing in the wind.
Large Bottle Opener Corkscrew Attributed to Cur...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures
Steel
Large bottle opener attributed to Curtis Jere. It is 48" wide x 12.5" high x 4" deep. Has places to attach wire to hang. Good condition light marks and oxidation.
Brass and Enamel Branch Wall Sculpture in the M...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Enamel, Acrylic
A spectacular 1970s large brass and enamel wall sculpture in the manner of Curtis Jeré. The sculpture is constructed of torch cut solid brass. The flowers are enamel and yellow and g...
Brutalist Curtis Jere Style Handcrafted Round O...
Curtis Jere
20th Century Moroccan Brutalist Wall Mirrors
Metal
A Brutalist Curtis Jere style wall mirror with welded and torch cut metal and rod design. Metal handcrafted round mirror, rust patina color, Moorish flower form design, great to use...
Signed Curtis Jere Brutalist Wall Sculpture Vil...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s North American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Signed Curtis Jere (Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fells) brass wall sculpture featuring a village, marina and sailboats complete with the flying seagulls which are often times broken off....
Curtis Jere Tree of Life Sculpture, circa 1977
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
Tree of life wall sculpture in copper toned metal with verdigris highlights on leaves, signed C. Jere and dated 1977. In very nice condition, bright and fresh. This can ship UPS for ...
Signed Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture of a Group of...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s Modern Mounted Objects
Charming wall sculpture of a group of bicycles designed by Curtis Jere. The sculpture is done in a patinated brass and accented with colorful bicycle seats.
Curtis Jere Mirror in Brass and Chrome Signed C...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror, Chrome
Curtis Jere Hollywood Regency brass and chrome mirror, rounded edges with two-tiered circular cut-out, signed C. Jere '77. Minor scuffs to brass, mirror has a few spots from age.
Monumental Verdigris Bronze Abstract Sculpture ...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze, Iron
Monumental Verdigris bronze abstract sculpture by Curtis Jere, in two parts the sculpture alone measures 68" H x 14" x 15", the 31" high triangular base tapers from 6" to a 15" base.
Pair of Bronze Anchor Bookends by Curtis Jere, ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookends
Bronze
Pair of bronze anchor bookends by Curtis Jere, circa 1970. Signed with beautiful patina to the bronze. Excellent vintage condition. Sold as a pair. Each measure 6.5" L x 5.5" W x...
Rain Drops Mid Century Metal Wall Sculpture Cur...
Curtis Jere
1970s Modern Abstract Sculptures
Metal
An original signed Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture of Rain Drops created in the 1970's. This true mid century iconic piece comes with a COA and appraisal for $4800.
Large Signed Curtis Jere Covered Bridge Wall-Mo...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Mixed Metal
This large detailed Curtis Jere mixed metal wall sculpture features an aged covered bridge which has fallen into disrepair. The exterior of the bridge has been finished with a burnis...
Extra Large Massive Sunburst Wall Art in the St...
Curtis Jere, William Friedle, Bruce Friedle
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
Densely assembled steel rods with brass welding and accent. 2 tier . Well made by skillful hand. Measure 48 inches wide.
Rare Pair of A-Z Gilded Bookends by Curtis Jere...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s Bookends
A rare pair of A-Z gilded bookends by Curtis Jere signed and dated 1968 Curtis Jeré is the collaboration of two metal sculptors Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler who founded the comp...
Vintage Railroad Tie Bookends, Restored in Mirr...
Curtis Jere, Ben Seibel, Bill Curry
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookends
Brass, Iron
Stunning mirror-polished brass plated iron railroad tie bookends, circa 1970s. Very heavy. Excellent condition with very minor wear. These show beautifully and are quite large--great...
Vintage Signed Curtis Jere Chinese Boat Wall Sc...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Jere Chinese boat wall sculpture.
Signed Vintage Curtis Jere Golden Gate Bridge W...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Signed vintage Curtis Jere golden gate bridge wall sculpture.
Chromed Lamello Skyscraper Sculptural Pendant L...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Chrome
Decorative 1970s extra-large sized pendant lamp in the manner of Curits Jere, chromed lamello structure reminding of a sculptural sckyscraper. Metal cord is 100 cm long.         
Tree Branch Metal Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A tree branch metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere signed and dated 1988

Curtis Jere Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Abstract Sculptures
Abstract brass and chrome sculpture by Curtis Jere.
C. Jere Abstract Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Metal
Patinated metal sculpture mounted on alabaster base by C. Jere for Artisan House, circa 1980s.
Pair of C. Jere Chandeliers Nickel Chrome Cubis...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Steel
Pair of C. Jere chandeliers chrome Cubist, USA, 1970s. Matched pair of nickel-plated cubist form chandeliers by C. Jere for Artisan House of California. Both have been rewired and fi...
Small Rare Can Opener Wall Sculpture by Curtis ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Sculptures
An exceptionally rare small metal can opener wall sculpture by Curtis Jere signed and dated 1979. Curtis Jeré is the collaboration of two metal sculptors Jerry Fels and Curtis Freil...
Kinetic Abstract Sculpture by Jere, 1966
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures
Metal
Kinetic abstract sculpture on a solid wood base. Colorful translucent elements mixed with torch cut metal pieces. Signed and dated; Jere, 1966.
Curtis Jere wall sculpture 1970's
Curtis Jere
1990s American Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures
Amazing Large metal and brass sculpture by American designer Curtis Jere, is in real life 100 times more beautiful. Nice wall decoration for hall or livingroom. a real eyecatcher, th...
Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Polished Brass W...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
This stunning vintage modern three dimensional wall art features a polished brass body with thick rods creating a spiraling design around it. A wonderful peacock sculpture with intri...
Curtis Jere "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture Mirror
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
“Raindrops” wall sculpture mirror. Designed by Curtis Jere for Artisan House. Signed "C. Jere". USA, circa 1970. Brass and mirrored glass. Measures: 28 ?” H x 28 ?” W ...
Brutalist Bridge Sculpture by Jere
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel, Tin
Classic Brutalist wall mount sculpture of a suspension bridge, signed Jere, 1970. Fine original condition, clean, ready to install.
Overscale Brutalist Torch-Cut Cattail Sculpture...
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures
Brass, Iron, Copper
Offered for sale is an overscale Mid-Century Modern Brutalist torch-cut sculpture of cattail reeds attributed to Curtis Jere. This mixed metals sculpture incorporates brass, copper a...
Flame Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Abstract Sculptures
Abstract brass flame sculpture by Curtis Jere.
Brutalist Gilt Floral Table with Glass Top in t...
Curtis Jere
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Steel
Based on a midcentury design this table was most likely originally produced by Silas Seandel or Curtis Jere.
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