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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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Large Curtis Jeré, The Tree Wall Sculpture, Made of Copper & Brass
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Signed C. Jeré tree wall sculpture made of solid copper rod with brass leaves, dated 1993. In like new condition, sold with original Artisan House hang tag and certificate. Title: Th...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass, Copper

Curtis Jere 1980s Regatta Racing Sailboats "Yanks vs Aussies" Brass Sculpture
By Curtis Jere, C. Jere Artisan House
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Curtis Jeré, Tree Sculpture Candleholder or Sconce Made of Brass and Steel
By Curtis Jere, C. Jere Artisan House
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Bronze Downhill Skier Sculpture on Onyx Base
By C. Jere Artisan House, Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
A very cool bronze downhill skier sculpture on a solid block of onyx by C. Jere, circa 1960s. The piece is signed "C. Jere" on the left ski, behind the boot and has a wonderful artis...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Onyx, Bronze

Rare Vintage C. Jere Abstract Wall Sculpture of Native Americans Indians
By Curtis Jere, C. Jere Artisan House
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass, Copper, Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Signed Curtis Jeré Brass Drum End Tables
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass

Rare Curtis Jeré Airplane Wall Sculpture, circa 1987
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Steel

Curtis Jere Large Brass Ship Sculpture Signed, 1976
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass

Curtis Jere Anchor Sculpture Faux Bronze on Stone Quartz Base, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Signed Jere anchor and stone sculpture with seagulls by Curtis Jere, signed on the anchor and dated 1971. Some loss to green paint, one seagull leg loose from foot. Nautical marine s...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Quartz, Bronze, Iron

Curtis Jere Aluminum Flying Seagull Table Sculpture on Quartz Rock Base
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Curtis Jere aluminum flying seagull table sculpture on quartz rock base, signed on lower right tail C. Jere, 1980. Signature is scratched into aluminum, hard to photograph. Very nice...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Quartz, Aluminum

Pair of C. Jere Brass Globe Sphere Wall Sculptures, circa 1984
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

C. Jere Bird in Flight on Stone, circa 1960s
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Curtis Jere metal bird with applied patina circa 1960s on stone base.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Stone, Metal

Curtis Jere' Maple Leaf Tree Wall Sculpture Signed, 1971
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass, Copper

Large Curtis Jere Brutalist Brass Tree Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Iron

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Pair of C. Jere Brass Globe Sphere Wall Sculptures, circa 1984
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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Signed Curtis Jeré Brass Drum End Tables
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Curtis Jere 1968 Brass Rain Drop Tree Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Curtis Jere 1968 brass rain drop tree sculpture, signed C. Jere 1968 on black painted wood base. Base 9"x 9"x 3.5".
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1960s American Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Curtis Jere signed and dated metal leaf wall sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Nickel finsh with burnished highlights, in form of stylized leaves, signed and dated 1977
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1970s American Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal

Pair of Signed C. Jere Brass Drum End Tables
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Curtis Jere brass drum form end tables, side tables or display pedestals. Signed C. Jere, circa 1970s. Wear to finish on top, some patina on sides, metal is reflective so it ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Curtis Jere Bridge wall sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
1970's metal wall sculpture, signed C. Jere, stylized form of a modern bridge ir
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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  • Curtis Jere Bridge wall sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Bridge wall sculpture
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H 32 in. W 59.5 in. D 2.5 in.
C. Jere Raindrop Wall Sculpture Signed & Dated 1978
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Curtis Jere wall sculpture in mixed metals with gilting to back of rings, signed C. Jere & dated 1978, 61"w x 28"h x 5.5 d
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Curtis Jere Tree of Life Sculpture, circa 1977
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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 ...
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Signed Curtis Jere Chrome Interplay Skyscraper Floor lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
C. Jere floor lamp in skyscraper form with chrome interlocking pieces. This lamp is signed and dated 1971 and is in excellent condition with only minor patina or scuffs to chrome. Bl...
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1970s American Vintage Curtis Jere

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Pair of C. Jere Tree Wall Sculptures
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
C. Jere signed and dated 1973, stylized tree wall sculptures (pair available but being sold individually) the price is for a SINGLE sculpture, each 51.5 H x 14 W x 5 D.
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H 51.5 in. W 14 in. D 5 in.
C. Jere Cityscape Abstract Art Wall Sculpture in Brass and Chrome
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
C. Jere Cityscape Wall Sculpture signed and dated 1978, made of chrome and brass. This was hard to photos because of the reflections off the chrome of the surrounding area. In nice v...
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Large Curtis Jere Brutalist Brass Tree Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
C. Jere tree wall sculpture with Brutalist details to branches, signed and dated 1986. Sculpture is made in two sections.
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Curtis Jere Ribbon Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Brass and chrome wall sculpture of Ribbon form by C. Jere, signed and dated 1980
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H 20 in. W 60.5 in. D 8.5 in.
Curtis Jere Abstract Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Brass Free Form Sculpture signed and dated C. Jere, marble base, base is 6" in dia & 3" h
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Marble, Brass

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H 29 in. W 13.5 in. D 9 in.

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