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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.

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Solid Brass Sunburst Midcentury Mirror, France, circa 1955
By Curtis Jere
Located in Vienna, AT
Impressive 24 inch solid brass mirror, in the style of Curtis Jere, circa 1955 featuring a handmade heavy and solid cast brass frame with a 11.8 inch mirror inlay. The mirror weighs ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Monumental Curtis Jere Crane Floor Lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in Chicago, IL
This large-scale, 1970s Curtis Jere floor lamp is shaped like a crane with a counter balanced arm which terminates with two spotlight lamps with adjustable barn doors. The largest of...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Chrome, Metal, Steel

Curtis Jere Inspired Brutalist Torch Cut Metal Beveled Mirror
By Silas Seandel, Curtis Jere
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome Curtis Jere or Silas Seandel style Brutalist torch cut metal beveled mirror. This stunning midcentury mirror is made of individually torch cut metal pieces that have been ar...
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1960s North American Brutalist Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Large Round Porthole Wall Mirror in Gold Brass by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large chic statement piece made by Curtis Jere in the 1970s. This porthole mirror features a polished brass / gold frame with a circular mirror.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Curtis Jere Mixed Metals Pom Pom Starburst Hanging Wall Sculpture Vintage
By Curtis Jere
Located in North Miami, FL
This Curtis Jere wall sculpture has dangling rods ending with balls as the tips meet a starburst of brass as the pom pom. It is mixed metals with chrome at the bottom and brass at th...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass, Chrome

French Midcentury Gilt Metal Sunburst
By Palladio, Sergio Bustamante, Curtis Jere
Located in Houston, TX
Great French midcentury gilt metal sun or sunburst wall sculpture. This Hollywood Regency hammered gilt metal sun face wall art is the perfect accent for a midcentury interior.
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1950s French Hollywood Regency Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Monumental Brutalist Wall Sculpture of Patinated Metal Inspired by Silas Seandel
By Silas Seandel, Tony Melendy, Curtis Jere
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning large Brutalist abstract wall sculpture of patinated metal in the manner of Silas Seandel/Curtis Jere/Tony Melendy. This fabulous Mid-Century Modern sculpture dates to the 1...
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1970s Unknown Brutalist Vintage Curtis Jere

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Iron

Pair of Curtis Jere Sea Urchin Wall Sculptures
By Curtis Jere
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of "Sea Urchin" wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, signed and dated 1979.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Brutalist Bird in Flight Sculpture by Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional welded rod Brutalist bird sculpture by Jere. Dramatic and expressive form, chic and stylish tabletop sculpture. This example is in very fine, original condition. Metal bi...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Curtis Jere

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Stone, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Alpha Cube Sculpture by Sheldon Rose
By Rene Brancusi, Curtis Jere, Brancusi, Sheldon Rose
Located in Houston, TX
Great Mid-Century Modern Sheldon Rose alpha cube sculpture, circa 1968. This Brutalist cube sculpture is made of polychrome metal and makes for interesting table art. This interestin...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Brutalist Gilt Floral Table with Glass Top in the Manner of Seandel or Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
Based on a midcentury design this table was most likely originally produced by Silas Seandel or Curtis Jere. This model had three independent bases that combine together to make a 45...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Cut Steel

Mid-Century Modern Wall Sculpture Brass Metal Enameled Copper Curtis Jere 2PC
By Curtis Jere
Located in West Hartford, CT
Signed Jere two-piece tree sculpture. This is one of the Jere ones where the tree branches can be manipulated in shape. Gorgeous fall like colors throughout.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal, Copper, Enamel

Brutalist Metal Spider Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist spider sculpture, in rust surface. Handmade and probably unique, metal sculpture suitable for indoor or outdoor display.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Curtis Jere

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Iron

Curtis Jere Brutalist Wall Mirror
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1970s signed Curtis Jere oval brutalist leaf mirror, in vintage original condition with minor wear and patina.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Curtis Jere Abstract Wall Sculpture 1983
By Curtis Jere
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fabulous copper metal Curtis Jere wall sculpture signed and dated either 1983. Measures approximately 51 inches long by 18. C Jere wall hangings have sold at auction for as high as $...
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1980s Abstract Curtis Jere

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Metal

1971 Curtis Jere Pelican on Buoy Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in San Francisco, CA
Really neat 1971 Jere sculpture of a pelican on top of a buoy. It is in 2 pieces the whole metal sculpture connects into the stone base.
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1970s Curtis Jere

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Stone, Metal

Midcentury Brutalist Torch Cut Metal Abstract Sculpture
By Silas Seandel, Curtis Jere
Located in Houston, TX
Beautifully executed Mid-Century Modern Brutalist torch cut mixed metal abstract sculpture. This stunning Curtis Jere style Brutalist sculpture would look great on a tabletop, a ped...
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1960s Brutalist Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass, Copper

Extra Large Massive Sunburst Wall Art in the Style of Curtis Jere, 1970s, USA
By William Friedle, Friedle Bruce, Curtis Jere
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Densely assembled steel rods with brass welding and accent. 2 tier . Well made by skillful hand. Measure 48 inches wide.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass, Steel

1970s Patinated Bronze Abstract Tree Brutalist Table Sculpture on Raw Stone Base
By Curtis Jere
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful abstract tree table sculpture, in patinated bronze sitting on a raw unpolished white stone base, nice and heavy unsigned.
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20th Century American Brutalist Curtis Jere

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Marble, Brass

Cool Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A dramatic Mid-Century Modern sculpture by renowned artist, Curtis Jere. The brass sculpture has great size and movement and is mounted on a black marble base.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Circular Porthole Wall Mirror in Chrome, Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large matching pair of porthole wall mirrors made by Curtis Jere in the 1970s. This porthole mirror features a mirror polish chrome frame with a circular mirror.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Large Round Porthole Wall Mirror in Chrome by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large chic statement piece made by Curtis Jere in the 1970s. This porthole mirror features a mirror polish chrome frame with a circular mirror. We also have a pair available that's...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Chrome

Curtis C. Jere Brass Branch Leaf Berry Sculpture Wall Art, Signed 1979
By Curtis Jere
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
This Hollywood Regency brass sculpture by American designer Curtis Jere depicts slender branches with pointed, blade leafs and clusters of berries. The photos simply do not do it jus...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Brutalist Curtis Jere Style Torch-Cut Mixed Metal Mirror
By Tony Melendy, Silas Seandel, Curtis Jere
Located in Houston, TX
Great midcentury Curtis Jere inspired Brutalist torch-cut mixed metal mirror. This handsome mirror is composed of copper, brass and steel torch cut metal.
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1960s Brutalist Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Contemporary Modern C. Jere Signed Brass Willow Tree Wall Sculpture Dated 1980s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an attractive, brass wall sculpture of a willow tree, signed Curtis Jere, dated 1982. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 46" W x 5" D x22" H...
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1980s Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Brass and Marble Abstract "Eternal Flame" Sculpture by Curtis Jere for Artisan H
By Curtis Jere
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original Curtis Jere "Eternal Flame" sculpture in brass on a marble base.
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1980s American Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Curtis Jere 1989 Brass and Steel Ribbon Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Houston, TX
Curtis Jere 1989 brass and steel ribbon sculpture.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Brutalist Torch Cut Metal Lamp by Bijan For Laurel
By Tony Melendy, Curtis Jere, Silas Seandel, Laurel Lamp Company, Bijan
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome Brutalist torch cut metal lamp by Bijan for Laurel lamp company. This Hollywood Regency lamp has been newly wired and is often attributed to Curtis Jere. The shade is not i...
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1960s Brutalist Vintage Curtis Jere

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Iron

Double-Frame 1970s Mirror in Brass and Chrome by C. Jeré
By Curtis Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Layered panels in brass and chrome, with concentric circular cut-outs, lend depth to this three-dimensional mirror. Signed "C. Jeré 1977" on lower left corner.
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1970s American Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass, Chrome

Curtis Jeré, Volume Sculpture, United States, circa 1960
By Curtis Jere
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Curtis Jeré, Volume Sculpture, Brass, United States, circa 1960. Measures: Height 130 cm, Width 59 cm, Depth 19 cm.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Curtis Jere Puzzle Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original signed wall sculpture by Chris Jere - Hand welded metal in the shape of puzzle pieces with hand textured carvings Great patina.       
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1960s American Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Midcentury Brutalist Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Houston, TX
A vintage mixed metal Brutalist wall sculpture.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Rare Large Copper Tree Wall Sculpture Signed Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a large and captivating, copper wall sculpture of a tree, signed Curtis Jere, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 31" W x 57" H.  
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Copper

Cat Tail and Duck Sculpture on Onyx Base by C. Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool sculpture of a duck floating on a pond with cat tails in the background on a solid block of white onyx by C. Jere, circa 1970s. The piece is signed "C. Jere" on the duck ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Quartz, Bronze

Signed and Dated Curtis Jere 1966 Brutalist Tree Sculpture
By Curtis Jere, C. Jere Artisan House
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful unique studio Jere brutal tree sculpture, circa 1966 signed and dated colorful resin inserts make this sculpture unique we can't find another one like it, this piece its ...
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20th Century American Brutalist Curtis Jere

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Brass, Copper

Curtis Jere Sphere and Circle Table Sculpture, 1990s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Curtis Jere table sculpture. This sculptural piece of art is composed of three polychrome enamel decorated and folded sheet metal circles centering a split gold-tone sphere and raise...
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1990s Modern Curtis Jere

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Signed Original Curtis Jere Tennis Match Wall Sculpture 1970s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastically executed, 3D, painted brass wall sculpture of a tennis match, signed by Curtis Jere, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimens...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Curtis Jere Brass Peacock Bird of Paradise Wall Art Sculpture, 1980s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
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...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Modern Hollywood Regency Brass Glass Trefoil Dinette Table Attributed to Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a spectacular, round dining table, with a glass top on a trefoil brass base, attributed to Curtis Jere, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dim...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Curtis Jere

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Brass

Vintage Modernist Cloud Chandelier in Brass by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
Vintage modernist Cloud chandelier in brass by Curtis Jere. The brass shades show some aging and fine scratches. It has 5 medium light sockets (E26).
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Cubist Chrome Chandelier by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Cubist chrome chandelier by Curtis Jere. Minor rusting showing on few edges of the metal square shades. Takes 4 lightbulbs.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Chrome, Metal

Curtis Jere Chrome Geometric Skyscraper Lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in Chicago, IL
Polished chrome Geometric lamp with chrome shade by C. Jere, circa 1972.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Stacked Chrome Geometric Skyscraper Lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in Chicago, IL
Polished chrome geometric lamp by C. Jere, circa 1972.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Chrome

Mammouth Brutalist Wall Garden Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
Phenomenal Brutalist sculpture in the form of a wind blown tree. The sculpture has a wrought iron tree trunk and branches with copper leaves, it is designed to be installed on a wall...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Curtis Jere

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Copper, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere "Cloud" Brass Mirror for Artisan House
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere "Cloud" brass mirror for Artisan House.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal, Brass

1960s Curtis Jere Gold 'Raindrop Style' Tree Sculpture Made by Artisan House
By Curtis Jere
Located in Denver, CO
A substantial tree sculpture from the late 1960s, constructed from a natural tree branch embellished with gold patinated metal leaves, the sculpture is part of the "Raindrop series" ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Metal

Curtis Jere Round Brutalist Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A bronze color finished round wall sculpture by Curtis Jere Artisan House. Newer from the last 20 years or so. Metal with a bronze finish and spots of brass and silver color. Good ov...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Curtis Jere

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Metal

Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in the Manner of Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Vintage, elegant and simple Brutalist torch cut brass chandelier from the 1960s. Eighteen-light supply the illumination, along with center spot light. Excellent patina.
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass

Curtis Jere Brutalist Spiral Table Sculpture, 1980s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Hamburg, PA
A modernist Curtis Jere Brutalist spiral table sculpture on a black marble base. This would make a stunning focal point in any room. Signed "Curtis Jere" on base. The date is illegib...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Marble, Brass

Curtis Jere Cherry Tree Wall Sculpture, 1977
By Curtis Jere
Located in Hamburg, PA
Decorative wall sculpture with tree and cherry motif by Curtis Jere. This wall sculpture would be a great focal point in any room. Signed and dated. It is in very good condition with...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass, Copper, Steel

Birds in Flight off Coast Sculpture on Onyx Stone by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Signed brass sea gull sculpture by Curtis Jere. C Jere’ works are made and marketed by the corporation Artisan House. Curtis Jere is a compound nom de plume of artists Curtis Freiler...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Onyx, Brass

Curtis Jere "Raindrops" Brass Tree
By Curtis Jere
Located in Hingham, MA
Original brass tree sculpture from the late 1960s "Raindrops" series by Curtis Jere (Jerry Fels and Kurt Freiler) of Artisan House. This six foot tall sculpture is comprised of brass...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Bronze Birds Sculpture on Onyx Base by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Vilnius, LT
Flying birds sculpture designed in bonze and onyx base. Created in 1974 and signed Curtis Jere.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Onyx, Bronze

Large Art Deco Style Tiered Chrome and Brass Wall Mirror by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Absolutely stunning and very large Art Deco style tiered chrome and brass mirror by Curtis Jere. Signed and dated 1985. Mirror is in overall good condition showing minimal signs o...
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20th Century Art Deco Curtis Jere

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Brass, Chrome

Curtis Jeré, Tennis Match, Bronze and Onyx Bookends, USA, circa 1976
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
This unusual pair of bookends depicts a friendly tennis match. Both signed C. Jeré, they feature an unusual selection of materials used – bronze and onyx. C. Jeré (or Curtis Jere...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Onyx

1990 Lighted Sculptural Martini Glass, USA
By Curtis Jere
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Chromed steel martini glass with red part of olive lighting up. Olive could be placed in different position and angle. Solid well made construction. Measures: 14.5 in. hig...
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1990s American Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Vintage "Maple Leaf" Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Burbank, CA
Pair of beautiful vintage "Maple Leaf" wall sculpture designed by Curtis Jere in the United States. Features brass and copper torch cut maple leaves. This version can be hung vertica...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal, Brass, Copper

Curtis Jere Chrome and Marble Table Lamp Vintage Mid-Century Modern Restored
By Curtis Jere
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage C. Jere (Curtis Jere) chrome and marble table lamp. This has been newly wired and has all new chrome hardware. There is some patina to the original chrome lamp. Measures: He...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Marble, Chrome

Curtis Jere, Patinated and Welded Brass Tree with a Stylized Birds Nest, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Buchanan, MI
Curtis Jere American, 1910-2008, a tree. Patinated and welded brass tree with a stylized bird's nest at centre. Wood base is signed "C. Jere 69" Measure: Height 68".
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass

Vintage Brass "Raindrops" Wall Mirror by Curtis Jere, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Burbank, CA
A stunning vintage brass "Raindrops" wall mirror designed by Curtis Jere, circa 1960s. The mirror is a piece of art that features various metal discs with lovely patina, creating a c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal, Brass, Copper

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