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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 to $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 1stDibs, 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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Curtis Jere Horse Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Metal Curtus Jere horse sculpture with bronzy patina.
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Late 20th Century American Brutalist Curtis Jere

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Metal

Abstract Curtis Jere Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Late 20th Century American Curtis Jere

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Metal

Flame Sculpture by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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20th Century American Curtis Jere

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Metal

Metal Sculpture of Two Parrots
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Late 20th Century American Curtis Jere

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Metal

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Mirror in the Style of Curtis Jere
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Italian White Ceramic Horse Head Sculpture, 1990s
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Bronze Etruscan Horse Sculpture in the Manner of Boris Lovet-Borski
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Stylized Bronze Etruscan Horse Sculpture in the Manner of Boris Lovet-Borski
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Gorgeous Horse Head
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Painted Wooden Carousel Horse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Bronze Native American on a Horse
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Italian Black Ceramic Horse Head, 1990s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Pair of Hand-Carved Wooden Horses
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Curtis Jere

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Previously Available Items
Beautiful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Curtis Jere wall sculpture. Beautiful hung vertically or horizontally. Signed and dated.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Curtis Jere

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Metal

  • Beautiful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Beautiful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Beautiful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Beautiful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
H 30 in. W 48 in. D 5.75 in.
Wonderful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture (with a signature and date)
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21st Century and Contemporary American Curtis Jere

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Metal

  • Wonderful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Wonderful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Wonderful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Wonderful Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
H 42 in. W 42 in. D 6 in.
Curtis Jere Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Abstract sculpture by Curtis Jere.
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Late 20th Century American Curtis Jere

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
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H 32 in. Dm 18.5 in.
Superb Curtis Jere Ship Model
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Superb Curtis Jere Ship Model Signed and dated, with additional sticker
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20th Century American Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Superb Curtis Jere Ship Model
  • Superb Curtis Jere Ship Model
  • Superb Curtis Jere Ship Model
  • Superb Curtis Jere Ship Model
H 43 in. W 39 in. D 8.5 in.
Curtis Jere Metal Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Metal Sculpture signed and dated by Curtis Jere. Sculpture rotates on platform to give you numerous angles with ease.
Category

Late 20th Century American Curtis Jere

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • Curtis Jere Metal Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Metal Sculpture
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H 32.50 in. Dm 21 in.
Fantastic Curtis Jere Sunburst Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic Curtis Jere Sunburst Wall Sculpture
Category

20th Century American Brutalist Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal

Curtis Jere Chrome Lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Curtis Jere chrome table lamp with custom shade. Measurements without the shade: 10" D x 26" H.
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Late 20th Century American Curtis Jere

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Chrome

  • Curtis Jere Chrome Lamp
  • Curtis Jere Chrome Lamp
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  • Curtis Jere Chrome Lamp
H 34.75 in. Dm 17 in.
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Farm house wall sculpture by Curtis Jere.
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Mid-20th Century American Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal

  • Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
H 22 in. W 54.5 in. D 4 in.
Modern Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Modern Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture Beautiful hung vertically or horizontally Signed and dated
Category

20th Century American Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal

  • Modern Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Modern Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Modern Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Modern Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
H 25 in. W 40 in. D 9 in.
Unique Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
Category

20th Century American Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal

  • Unique Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Unique Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Unique Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • Unique Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
H 55 in. W 40 in. D 2 in.
Unique Curtis Jere Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Unique Curtis Jere Sculpture comes apart in 2 pieces (the base and the body of the art work).
Category

20th Century American Curtis Jere

Materials

Chrome

  • Unique Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Unique Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Unique Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Unique Curtis Jere Sculpture
H 74 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Curtis Jere Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Abstract brass and chrome sculpture by Curtis Jere.
Category

Late 20th Century American Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
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H 36 in. Dm 36 in.

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