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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Curtis Jere, Brass Lamp
Curtis Jere, Brass Lamp
The Silver Fund
Curtis Jere, Brass Lamp
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
A well known design by Curtis Jere, this cube brass table lamp has great presence. It illuminates both inside the base showing through the brass "cubes" and above under the (original) s...
Curtis Jere Tree of Life Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Copper, Enamel, Brass
Curtis Jere tree of life wall sculpture, in copper and green patina and brass highlights, dated 1977, in original condition.
Curtis Jere Starburst Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
A starburst wall sculpture using three different types of heavy duty metal wire, brass center, copper inner ring and a stainless steel outer ring all in which can be spun around. A wond...
Curtis Jere Porthole Mirror, Brass with Original M...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
All original Curtis Jere Porthole mirror. Beautifully patinated brass. See photos for any imperfections.
1970s Architectural Boom Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
A 1970s architectural Boom floor lamp by Curtis Jere.
Curtis Jere Brass Kinetic Wave Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Decorative Art
A magnificent large scale Curtis Jere undulating sculpture comprised of V-shaped hanging rods. The piece has a commanding presence.
C. Jere Ballroom "Nest" Chandelier
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount
Brass
An extra large version of the C. Jere "nest" chandelier composed of four tiers and 24 lights. Rewired. Signed.
Pair of C. Jere 1970s Brass Pendants
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
A wonderful pair of 1970s American Mid-Century Modern polished brass pendant chandeliers. Signed. Rewired. 13" Body height.
Exceptional Curtis Jere Starburst Wall-Mounted Dim...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
An exceptional Curtis Jere starburst wall-mounted dimensional sculpture with layers of metal spokes, circa 1970.
Beautiful Curtis Jere Wall-Mounted Sunburst Sculpt...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A beautiful Curtis Jere mixed-metal sunburst wall-mounted sculpture with colorful removable center, circa 1970.
Stunning and Dramatic Sunburst Wall-Mirror by Curt...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall Mirrors
Metal
A stunning and dramatic sunburst wall-mirror by Curtis Jere with layers of thin radiating metal rods, circa 1970.
Fantastic Curtis Jere Wall-Mounted Sculpture with ...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Metal
A fantastic Curtis Jere sunburst style wall-mounted sculpture with central flower design, circa 1970.
Striking Sunburst Wall-Mounted Sculpture by Curtis...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A striking sunburst wall-mounted sculpture with flat nailhead design and colorful mixed-metal center by Curtis Jere, circa 1970.
Stunning Curtis Jere Starburst Wall-Mounted Sculpt...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Metal
A stunning Curtis Jere starburst mixed-metal wall-mounted sculpture, circa 1970.
Brutalist Curtis Jere Wall-Mounted Sculpture with ...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Metal
A Brutalist wall-mounted sculpture by Curtis Jere made of torch-cut mixed-metal squares and rectangles, circa 1970.
Raindrops Sculpture
Raindrops Sculpture
Philip Thomas
Raindrops Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Original edition Raindrops sculpture designed by Curtis Jere, USA, circa 1970. Stainless and chromed steel discs on a wire frame.
Curtis Jere Chrome Table Lamp
Curtis Jere Chrome Table Lamp
Pegboard Modern
Curtis Jere Chrome Table Lamp
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Steel
A subtle, elegant design by Jere, this table lamp has two heads of chromed steel which have been bent and folded into beautiful visor shapes. A perforated diffuser at the top of each al...
Large-Scale Abstract Modern Stainless Steel Table ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Stainless Steel
We are pleased to offer this large-scale abstract Brutalist modern stainless steel table sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA 1979. It is composed of both mirrored and brushed steel. The piece...
Massive Raindrop Wall Sculpture with Brass Discs a...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
Massive raindrop wall sculpture with brass discs and orbs by Curtis Jere. We offer free regular deliveries to NYC and Philadelphia area. Delivery to DC, MD, CT and MA are available ...
Sleek Chrome Drum Table with Travertine Top by C. ...
Karl Springer, Brueton, Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Chrome
Sleek chrome drum table with travertine top by C. Jere, circa 1975. This piece is in excellent vintage condition. Chrome has very few signs or wear. Travertine top has no chips or losse...
Curtis Jere Mid-Century Starburst Wall Sculpture w...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Metal
Curtis Jere Mid-Century starburst wall sculpture with removable center medallion, the starburst has three concentric circles, all at different lengths, center medallion is on a top hook...
Curtis Jere Bicycles Sculpture
Curtis Jere Bicycles Sculpture
Fairfield County Antique and Design Center
Curtis Jere Bicycles Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper, Steel
Five standing of steel, copper and brass with jaunty painted seats. Two hangers provided behind handlebars for wall hanging.
Curtis Jere "Jacob's Ladder" Table Lamp
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps
Curtis Jere designed table lamp, circa early 1970s. Features adjustable brass shades with chrome body and square brass base. We at the shop call it the "Jacob's Ladder" lamp due to t...
Large Curtis Jere Table Sculpture
Large Curtis Jere Table Sculpture
Stripe Vintage Modern
Large Curtis Jere Table Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Chrome, Metal, Onyx
A large and spirited tabletop wire sculpture by Curtis Jere on solid onyx base. Signed and dated, 1978.
Curtis Jere Mirror
Curtis Jere Mirror
pghModern
Curtis Jere Mirror
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
Uncommon mirror by Curtis Jere. Signed. Excellent condition.
Famous Sputnik Designed by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Famous Sputnik sculptures designed by Curtis Jere, USA, 1960. Curtis Jere is well known in America by its gorgeous metal sunbursts, explosions of brass raindrops and mirrors suspended b...
Signed Mid-Century Curtis Jere Brass Starburst Wal...
Curtis Jere
American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
A Mid-Century signed Curtis Jere all brass sculpture manufactured by Artisan House, comprised of three concentric circles of three different lengths, signed on backplate.
Wonderful Curtis Jere Kinetic Wave Form Chrome and...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures
Brass, Chrome
A wonderful Kinetic wave form wall sculpture in brass and chrome signed C. Jere, and dated 1985.
Curtis Jere "Tree of Life" Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Bronze
Nice 32x34 Curtis Jere wall sculpture.
Curtis Jere Brass Metal Sculpture
Curtis Jere Brass Metal Sculpture
Soho Treasures
Curtis Jere Brass Metal Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Very nice Mid-Century Modern metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere.
Early Rare Sunflower Metal Wall Sculpture by Curti...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s Wall-mounted Sculptures
An early rare sunflower metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere signed and dated, 1967.
Large Curtis Jere Music Notes Wall Sculpture Signe...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Wall-mounted Sculptures
A large Curtis Jere signed and dated 1991 musical notes sculpture. Please not that black paint on the music note. In all examples it is that way and then lacquered over. There is a smal...
Fantastic Faux Bamboo Modernist Wall Mirror in Bra...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
A fantastic brass bamboo modernist wall mirror signed C. Jere, circa 1970. Inset in a Shadowbox Form ,Very Substantial and designed with Great Structure this Mirror would Highlight any ...
Curtis Jere Tree Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Tree Wall Sculpture
MoModerne
Curtis Jere Tree Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Designer: Curtis Jere. Manufacturer: Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s.
Skyscraper Chrome Tower Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Chrome
Large scale architectural floor lamp of interlocking chrome blocks by Curtis Jere, circa 1960s.
Signed Curtis Jere Sunburst Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
Signed Curtis Jere sunburst wall sculpture, undated.
Curtis Jere Signed Maple Leaf on Driftwood Sculptu...
Curtis Jere
American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Driftwood
This unusual piece by Curtis Jere (signed) is brass leaves mounted on an angled piece of driftwood. The leaves are all brass, circa 1980s.
Curtis Jere MCM Maple Leaf Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
This spray of maple leaves is signed C. Jere and is made of copper and brass. The leaves are burnished bringing various hues to the piece. Sturdy hangers on the back. Measurements are f...
Curtis Jere Ribbon Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures
A Jere table sculpture with flowing brass ribbon and chromed ball to the end, gray marble and brass base signed Curtis Jere, 1984. The piece measures 41" H x 18" W x 6" diameter. Base.
Curtis Jere Metal Wall Sculpture of a Town Scene, ...
Curtis Jere
20th Century Wall-mounted Sculptures
A Curtis Jere metal wall sculpture of a town scene with church steeple, USA, signed.
Small Parisian Cafe Scene Wall Sculpture by Curtis...
Curtis Jere
20th Century Wall-mounted Sculptures
A small Parisian cafe scene wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA signed.
Curtis Jere, Female Face-Silhouette Sculpture in B...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures
Brass, Steel
This piece dates for 1970s and was created by the iconic designer and sculpture Curtis Jere. Here he has interpreted the female face in silhouette with flowing hair and elongated neck i...
Curtis Jere Wall-Mount Sunburst Sculpture in Burni...
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper, Gold, Steel
This Mid-Century two-tiered wall sculpture was created by the iconic designer Curtis Jere in the 1970s. Here the artist has captured the radiance of the sun with his use of anodized and...
Brass Wall Hanging Owl Sculpture by Curtis Jere, S...
Curtis Jere, Curtis Jere
20th Century American Hollywood Regency Sculptures
Brass, Resin
Whimsical wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, circa 1960s brass and copper leaves with resin eyes, nice original condition.
Interlocking Cocktail Table by Curtis Jeré
Curtis Jere
2010s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
A rare cocktail table by Curtis Jeré consisting of interlocking aluminium rings. Signed and dated 2010. Also works brilliantly as a sculpture in either horizontal or vertical orientati...
Monumental Chrome Abstract Curtis Jere Kinetic Scu...
Curtis Jere, Curtis Jere
American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Chrome, Metal, Stainless Steel
An important and rare over six foot tall signed Curtis Jere, 1994 abstract sculpture. Composed of two intertwined chrome ribbons mounted on a 30 inch tall black cylindrical metal base...
Curtis Jere Starburst Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
Vintage Brutalist double layered burst in mixed metals
Striking Brutalist Chrome X-Large Wall Sculpture b...
Curtis Jere, Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Chrome, Metal
Nice large chrome squares wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, circa 1970s. Good condition with some light bending on some squares, overall very clean.
Bandstand Wall Hanging by C. Jeré for Artisan Hou...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Copper
A copper wall sculpture with gilded accents, signed C. Jeré, by the esteemed duo Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, depicts an American bandstand scene; A serene setting of a gazebo and si...
School of Fish Wall Relief in Brass by Curtis Jere...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Glass
A decorative Mid-Century wall relief of fish in brass. Pieces have been cut, bent, shaped and braised to form the image of a school of small tropical fish. The fish have green colored g...
Curtis Jere Sunburst Mixed Metal Brass Wall Sculpt...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Metal
Mid-Century Modern C Jere starburst or sun burst brutalist metal wall hanging in brass, copper and bronze tones. Dimensional sculptural design features double layered spokes and a torch...
Pair of Brutalist Lamps by C. Jere
Pair of Brutalist Lamps by C. Jere
Quotient
Pair of Brutalist Lamps by C. Jere
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Brutalist Table Lamps
Brass
Fantastic pair of Brutalist pinwheel/spokes torch cut brass lamps on matte black cube base. Rewired for use in the USA with black silk cord.
Elegant Jere Table Art Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Elegant Jere table art sculpture Comprised of three metal finishes. Black, brass and mat silver. Marble base. Signed and dated (1993) on the base. Dimension are approximately plea...
Jere Boat Model, Signed and Dated 1986
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Modernist, Mid-Century brass-plated ship model with a clever, iconic skeletal design. Handcrafted with expertise and signed C Jere 1986 on the bow. Can be wall-mounted. .
Brass and Chrome Wall-Mounted Console and Mirror b...
Curtis Jere
American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Brass, Chrome
A rare 1985 brass and chrome wall-mounted console and mirror by Curtis Jere' The console is signed and dated in the back see photos. They are in good condition they have some minor we...
Vintage Wave Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
This vintage metal wall sculpture is signed Curtis Jere, 1985. It consists of "V" shaped gold tone metal rods that hang from an undulating wall bracket.
Mixed Metal Curtis Jere Elongated 'Urchin' Wall Sc...
Curtis Jere
American Brutalist Sculptures
Brass, Chrome, Metal, Steel
This uncommon Jere sculpture is comprised of chromed steel 'spores' that together form an urchin or pom-pom figure at the top. A combination of brass and chromed steel rods with steel b...
Curtis Jere Horse Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Horse Wall Sculpture
Century Design Ltd.
Curtis Jere Horse Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Signed and dated C. Jere "84, brass wall sculpture of stylized horse, similar in stylization to Hagenauer pieces from the deco era, measures: 28 H x 5.5 D x 39.5 W.
Curtis Jere Designed Modernist Mirror
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Wall Mirrors
Brass
A Curtis Jere designed modernist mirror.
Curtis Jere Sailboat Wall Sculpture, 1971
Curtis Jere Sailboat Wall Sculpture, 1971
Vestige
Curtis Jere Sailboat Wall Sculpture, 1971
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Curtis Jere sailboat wall sculpture. Signed and dated 1971. Measures: 61" length x 28" height x 4" depth.