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 Huge Sculptural Kitchen Utensils
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Curtis Jere Huge Sculptural Kitchen Utensils
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
A set of three huge oversized kitchen utensils consisting of a whisk, strainer and a slotted spoon. Welded and formed in metal with a light metal toned paint finish ready to hang in tha...
Modernist Steel Sculpture, 2003
Fat Chance Los Angeles
Modernist Steel Sculpture, 2003
Curtis Jere
Early 2000s American Sculptures
Steel
77" modernist, abstract steel sculpture signed Jere, 2003. The sculpture rotates easily on the base. Made of Corten steel and painted steel. All original condition. The base is triangu...
Curtis Jere Abstract Black Metal Wall Sculpture
Showplace Antique + Design Center
Curtis Jere Abstract Black Metal Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A hanging wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, comprised of sheets of curved metal, with gold to the edges. Signed [© C. Jere 1997]. Very good condition, consistent with age and use.
Beautiful Curtis Jere Mixed-Metal Starburst Wall-M...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A beautiful Curtis Jere mixed-metal starburst wall-mounted sculpture with flying birds, circa 1980.
Pair of C. Jere Chrome Lamps
Quotient
Pair of C. Jere Chrome Lamps
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Modern Table Lamps
Chrome
Pair of stacked chromed steel lamps on white enameled wood bases with chrome shades.
Curtis Jere 1969 Mid-Century Modern Wall Sculpture...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Curtis Jere Mid-Century Modern metal wall-mounted sculpture of sailboats. Well patinated. Signed lower right.
Vintage Mid-Century Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere,...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
This is a Mid-Century Modern black metal wall sculpture signed C. Jeré, 1970. It depicts five trees with birds on them.
Monumental Chrome Abstract Curtis Jere Kinetic Scu...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
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 Abstract Table Sculpture
MICHAEL HEROLD
Curtis Jere Abstract Table Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Marble, Metal
Mixed metal modern table sculpture by Curtis Jere featuring brass, black and matte silver. Polished marble base. No signature.
Large Curtis Jere Abstract Mix Metal Wall Art Scul...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Bronze, Copper, Steel, Brass
Curtis Jere abstract mix metal wall art sculpture made from copper, brass, steel and bronze. This unique sculpture features casted 3D shapes over a flat mult metal surface.          ...
Curtis Jere Chrome Raindrop Wall Sculpture
Per Se Gallery
Curtis Jere Chrome Raindrop Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Chrome
One of the most famed designs produced by Artisans House, the “raindrops” series was made of polished and burnished chromed metal disks and half globes. This piece has a signed and date...
1970s Infinity Mirror
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Wall Mirrors
Chrome
Chrome framed infinity mirror from the 1970s. Curtis Jere. Not marked. Lighted from within. Requires to plugged in.
Kinetic Table Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Signed
Curtis Jere
Post-Modern Sculptures
Brass, Marble, Metal
Dramatic modern abstract table sculpture featuring a curvaceous turquoise metal wave design with tubular brass rod sprays. Polished marble base. Signed and dated, 1980.
Curtis Jere Large Raindrop Wall Sculpture
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Curtis Jere Large Raindrop Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
A chromed Jere raindrop sculpture with cut, torched, welded and domed pieces of different sizes that make up this larger version of dimensional wall, signed by the artist Curtis Jere. C...
Incredible Rare Pair of Curtis Jere Brass Wall Sco...
Curtis Jere
American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass
Very unique, signed pair of Curtis Jere (C. Jere) brass two-tier wall sconces. Come with plugs, or can be hardwired. Beautiful example of Mid-Century Modern lighting.
Epically-Scaled and Uncommon Signed Metal Ship Scu...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
A monumental free-standing metal ship sculpture with brass-colored finish by Curtis Jeré, signed. Crafted out of shaped and welded metal rods, it resembles an architectural line dra...
Autumn Leaves Mirror Signed by Jere, Copper, Brass...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s Wall Mirrors
Brass, Copper, Steel
Autumn leaves mirror signed by Jere, copper, brass and steel, circa 1960s.
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.
Modern Brass Bookends by Curtis Jere
Architectural Anarchy
Modern Brass Bookends by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Bookends
Brass
Modern brass bookends by Curtis Jere. They are signed.
Brass Tree Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Sculptures
Brass, Resin
Large brass and gilt painted wood tree sculpture, the leaves in patinated brass, attached to genuine wood tree set into a resin material in a brass cylindrical pot, by C. Jere for Artis...
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
Brass Owl Sculpture by Curtis Jeré
MOBLER | Home Decor
Brass Owl Sculpture by Curtis Jeré
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Curtis Freiler and Jerry Els, collectively known as Curtis Jeré, produced marvelous metal sculptures in the early seventies. This adorable owl in brass and enamel sits on a branch. Sig...
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
The Swanky abode
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
Designer: Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. Manufacturer: C. Jeré. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specification: Metal. Condition: This Curtis Jere wall sculpture is in go...
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.
Curtis Jeré "Raindrops" Wall-Hanging Mirror, Mixe...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Wall Mirrors
Glass, Metal
C. Jeré, "Raindrops", wall-hanging mirror, mixed metal and mirrored glass, designed by Curtis Jeré, circa 1968, for Artisan House. Signed "©c. Jeré" (recto.) Diameter 32 in. (m...
Jere Raindrops Tree Sculpture
Lost City Arts
Jere Raindrops Tree Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Wood
By far the most original style Jere produced the Raindrop pieces are the most sought after.
C. Jere' Oversize Cooking Utensil Wall Art or Scul...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
This delightfully playful set of giant cooking utensil sculptures by Curtis Jere' is uncommon for its number of pieces. It includes a peeler, a spatula, a colander, a strainer and a gre...
Pair of Curtis Jere Modernist Metal and Brass Wall...
Curtis Jere
American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Metal
From a very upscale and interesting Palm Springs setae are a pair of 1993 signed, Jere wall sculptures. They were hung vertically but are meant to be hung horizontally as well if desire...
Modernist Horse Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Las Venus by Kenneth Clark
Modernist Horse Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Iron, Marble
Wonderful, spirited modernist horse sculpture on black marble base. Hammered iron with copper finish. Please contact for location.
Charming Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Las Venus by Kenneth Clark
Charming Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Charming, mixed metal wall sculpture with colored enameled accents and butterflies. Please contact for location.
Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jeré
Wright Now
Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jeré
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
Large wall urchin with three sections of wire spray.
Wonderful Dolphin Wall-Mounted Sculpture by Curtis...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures
Metal
A wonderful wall-mounted sculpture of swimming dolphins by Curtis Jere, circa 1970.
Incredible Brutalist Signed Curtis Jere Sailboat W...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Metal
An incredible, Brutalist, signed, Curtis Jere mixed-metal boat wall sculpture or hanging with expansive brass sails, circa 1970.
Bicycle Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
The Modern Vault
Bicycle Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wire
Original bicycle sculpture by C. Jere for Artisan House. Signed and dated '72. Original finish with nice patina, colored seats. Perfect for the bicycle enthusiast in your home. Me...
Midcentury Mod Tabletop Sculpture with Enamel Deco...
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Enamel
Midcentury mod tabletop sculpture with enamel decoration by Curtis Jere.
Large Signed Curtis Jere Polished Brass Sail Boat ...
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Metal
Outstanding Curtis Jere sculpture, signed. Newly professionally re-plated in brass. Original C. Jere label still attached. This sculpture is on display at the 1stdibs Gallery at the New...
Curtis Jere Sculpture
Black & Gold
Curtis Jere Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Signed C. Jere dandelion Sculpture.
1970s Chrome Mirror by Curtis Jeré for Artisan Ho...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Chrome, Mirror
A chrome round mirror designed by Curtis Jeré for Artisan House in the 1970s. It's not signed but it retains the Artisan House tag on the back see photos.
Large Movable Sculpture in Aluminum by Curtis Jere...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Sculptures
Aluminum
Movable scuplture in aluminum by Curtis Jere. Sculpture can be positioned in any number of way.
Curtis Jere Abstract Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Nickel, Brass, Marble
Curtis Jere metal sculpture made of polished nickel and brass with a marble base.
Curtis Jere 1975 Chrome Cloud Chandelier Geometric...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Chrome
Amazing Curtis Jere (C. Jere) chrome cloud chandelier, 1975 with original ceiling canopy and chain to match. Hollywood Regency, Mid-Century Modern, Retro, Palm Beach.
1970s C. Jere Cattails Sculptural Floor Lamp, Sign...
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Copper, Enamel, Paint
C. Jere signed dragonfly large sculptural floor lamp. Singed by, C. Jere, 1979. Original 1970s design with dragonfly in purple. Wired for indoor or outdoor use, and completely restored ...
Elegant and Rare Brass Curtis Jere Signed Deer Scu...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures
Brass, Onyx
An elegant and rare brass Curtis Jere deer sculpture on an onyx base, signed C. Jere, and dated 1986.
Signed Curtis Jere Oxidized Goldtone Sunburst Wall...
Curtis Jere
American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Exceptional and well constructed sunburst wall sculpture signed C Jere 1987. With many hooks to hang this is a great modern wall sculpture that would create depth and drama to your int...
C. Jere 'Spiral II' Wall Sculpture
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C. Jere 'Spiral II' Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
American Sculptures
Artisan House Inc., C. Jere wall-mounted sculpture in brass and chrome, style no. 100688, Spiral II. Complete with in-tact "Certificate of Authenticity."
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.
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 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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...