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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Bronze Horses Sculpture by Curtis Jere

By Curtis Jere
Bronze Horses Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Sculptures
Bronze, Wood
A beautiful 1970s cast bronze horses sculpture by renowned designers Curtis Jerè. The sculpture has a beautiful patina and its mounted on a wooden lacquer base. The sculpture is sign...
Curtis Jere Brass Wall Sculpture of Airplanes and Airfield, Signed, 1970s

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Brass Wall Sculpture of Airplanes and ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal, Brass
Very rare brass wall sculpture showing in detail airplanes and an airfield with building and landing strip. Impressive three-dimensional view. Original piece in very good vintage condi...
Massive Pair of Curtis Jere Wall Sculptures

By Curtis Jere
Massive Pair of Curtis Jere Wall Sculptures
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
Pair of wall sculptures in the design of pussy willows with candelabra by Curtis Jere. Set includes one larger sculpture measuring 38" W x 44" H x 5" D and a smaller sculpture measuring...
Jere Raindrops Tree Sculpture, USA, 1969

By Curtis Jere
Jere Raindrops Tree Sculpture, USA, 1969
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Wood
By far the most sought after style Jere produced. The Raindrops tree is one of the rarer forms.
Vintage "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere

By Curtis Jere
Vintage "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal, Brass, Copper
An amazing "Raindrops" wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, signed. This sculpture is the large version which can be hung vertically or horizontally.    
Signed Curtis Jere Brass Metal Abstract Wall Sculp...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Sculptures
Brass
This large graceful and curvacious abstract wall sculpture is by the Curtis Jere and is signed and dated C Jere 1987. It mounts directly to the wall and is designed to be hung in diffe...
William Vose for Curtis Jere Brass and Copper Brutalist Wall Sculpture Clock

By Curtis Jere, William Vose
William Vose for Curtis Jere Brass and Copper Brut...
Curtis Jere, William Vose
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
William Vose designed brass Brutalist wall sculpture with a quartz clock in the center. The wall sculpture features hand-forged and rolled copper and brass shapes with flame torched acc...
Monumental Curtis Jere All Chrome Table Lamp with ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Modern Table Lamps
Steel, Chrome
Substantial Early 1970's Curtis Jere All Chrome Table Lamp. Featuring a Chrome Shade, Chrome paneled cylindrical central column on a round 10D Chrome base. All Chrome-plated Steel. Mode...
1976 C. Jere Brass Wire Schooner Table Sculpture

By Curtis Jere, Artisan House
1976 C. Jere Brass Wire Schooner Table Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Modern Sculptures
Brass
Signed early version C. Jere 1976 Brass Wire Yacht Sculpture, Brass sailboat Sculpture by Artisan House. Nice vintage patina. Maritime. Nautical. Ocean. Seafaring. Mantel. Bookcase. Co...
Curtis Jere Brass Sculpture on Unusual Wooden Base-Saturday Sale
Curtis Jere Brass Sculpture on Unusual Wooden Base...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Signed Curtis Jere Windswept brass sculpture on an unusual wooden base. This kinetic sculpture rotates to other positions. Base dimensions: 11 inches wide 6.13 inches deep.     ...
Brass and Chrome Multifaceted Sculpture by Curtis ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Large fan motif wall sculpture by Curtis Jeré, featuring multiple staggered wedge shapes transitioning from brass to chrome.
Curtis Jere Chrome Abstract Kinetic Sculpture

By Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Curtis Jere Chrome Abstract Kinetic Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Chrome, Metal, Stainless Steel
Curtis Jere chrome abstract kinetic sculpture. Composed of two intertwined chrome ribbons mounted on a 30 inch tall black cylindrical metal base. The sculpture moves with the slightest ...
Pair of Curtis Jere Maple Leaf Wall Sculptures

By Curtis Jere
Pair of Curtis Jere Maple Leaf Wall Sculptures
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Two sprays of Brutalist maple and copper maple leaf wall decorations. Autumnal splendor in torch cut metal. Multiple configurations possible. Signed CJere 1985.    
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA, circa 1970s

By Curtis Jere
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA,...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Brass wall sculpture featuring a stylized sun with an oxidized reddish center on top of radiating brass rods of varying lengths.      
Modernist Horse Sculpture by Curtis Jere

By Curtis Jere
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.
 American Vintage Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere, 1970's

By Curtis Jere
American Vintage Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere, 1970'...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Floor Lamps
Steel
20th Century vintage silver building floor lamp designed and crafted by Curtis Jere in the 1970s, a duo highly praised for their sculptural metalwork. This original edition is composed ...
Curtis Jere Brass Brutalist Lamp

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Brass Brutalist Lamp
Curtis Jere
20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Brass
Beautiful Brutalist brass table lamp with large-scale curved sculptural elements torch cut with curved brass ribbons on a black cube base. The lamps measure 32' T to the top of the s...
Pair of Curtis Jere Signed Globe Wall Hangings

By Curtis Jere
Pair of Curtis Jere Signed Globe Wall Hangings
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
A pair of brass globe wall hangings by Curtis Jere, indistinctly signed/dated 1982 or 1983. Very good original condition.
Signed Onxy and Bronze Birds Sculpture by Designers C. Jere, ca.1960s
Signed Onxy and Bronze Birds Sculpture by Designer...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Sculptures
Bronze, Onyx
A beautiful signed rare vintage bronze and onyx marble sandpiper birds sculpture by designers Curtis Jere. Signed C. Jere '69 on back of onyx base as shown in image #9 and #10. Three br...
Large Curtis Jere Brass Sculpture on Onyx Base

By Curtis Jere
Large Curtis Jere Brass Sculpture on Onyx Base
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Onyx
The brass sculpture mounted on an onyx base, signed Curtis Jere.
Curtis Jeré Sculpture of Eagles in Flight

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jeré Sculpture of Eagles in Flight
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass
A large-scale steel sculpture of three flying eagles mounted on a chrome pyramid base that stands 71" (5'11") high. This impressive Curtis Jeré sculpture was created by Artisan House fo...
Curtis Jere Butterfly Wall Sculpture, Signed and Dated 1978

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Butterfly Wall Sculpture, Signed and D...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Rare large Curtis Jere abstract butterfly sculpture, circa 1978. A graceful modern composition of brass ribbons with copper wire accents. Signed on the lower right.
Curtis Jere "Cloud" Form Brass Chandelier

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere "Cloud" Form Brass Chandelier
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Signed Curtis Jere chandelier comprised of circular polished brass sheets grouped together to make a heavenly cloud formation.
Curtis Jere Style Starburst Wall Sculpture by Bruc...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A Brutalist double layered metal Curtis Jere style Starburst wall sculpture by William & Bruce Friedle.
Curtis Jere Designed Modernist Mirror

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Designed Modernist Mirror
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Wall Mirrors
Brass
A Curtis Jere designed modernist mirror.
Charming Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere

By Curtis Jere
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.
Charming Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture of a Harbor Village and Fishing Boats

By Curtis Jere
Charming Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture of a Harbor Vi...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Curtis Jere seaside village beautifully detailed with picturesque houses, fishing boats and sea gulls. Mixed metals; nicely patinated. Signed. Please contact for location.
Oversized Pop Art Flashlight Floor Lamp

By Curtis Jere
Oversized Pop Art Flashlight Floor Lamp
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Floor Lamps
Metal
Designed by Curtis Jere and made to resemble an oversized 1950s flashlight. Adjustable lamp mounted on a black steel base. 10" diameter at base.
Brass Table Lamp by C. Jere, Signed

By Curtis Jere
Brass Table Lamp by C. Jere, Signed
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps
Chic brass table lamp by C. Jere. Signed and dated 1977. Sells and ships with the original brass shade of pyramid form. Global shipping available. Please contact us with any quest...
Curtis C. Jere Brass Peacock Bird of Paradise Wall Art Sculpture, 1980s
Curtis C. Jere Brass Peacock Bird of Paradise Wall...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
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 certain...
Pair of Grand "Nest" Flush Lights by C Jere

By Curtis Jere
Pair of Grand "Nest" Flush Lights by C Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount
Brass
A wonderful thirteen-light brass three-tier flush mounted light sculpture composed of golden aged brass and enameled steel rods. Restored. Rewired. We can drop it on an extended ceiling...
Curtis Jere Cloud Pendant, 1960s

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Cloud Pendant, 1960s
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
An original 1960s cloud pendant by Curtis Jere composed of circular polished brass components. Newly rewired. Original finish with pitting to the brass. We will include a new polish if ...
Midcentury Abstract Curtis Jere Free-Form Brass Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Midcentury Abstract Curtis Jere Free-Form Brass Sc...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Marble
Offered is a beautifully unique, original signed Curtis Jerè sculpture. The piece is made with a removable brass top and marble/onyx base. It is in good condition, showing minor age we...
Contemporary Modern Brass Musical Notes Wall Sculp...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
For your consideration is a gorgeous, brass wall sculpture, depicting musical notes, signed and dated by Curtis Jere, 1988. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 61.5" W x 2" D x 2...
Torch Cut Brass and Copper Oak Leaf Wall Sculptur...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Large Curtis Jere torch cut and patinated brass and copper oak leaf with acorns wall sculpture, mounted on handcrafted iron frame. Signed, C. Jere, '73.
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA, circa 1970s

By Curtis Jere
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA,...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Brass wall sculpture featuring a copper-colored abstract ring around outward facing pins, sitting atop radiating brass rods of varying lengths. Diameter: 30" depth: 10" Curtis Jeré is...
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA, circa 1970s

By Curtis Jere
Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA,...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Brass wall sculpture featuring a circular abstract design on top of radiating brass rods of varying lengths. Diameter: 30” Depth: 2.5”. OUR REFERENCE N10631c
Curtis Jere Brass Spray Sculpture on Marble Base with Pedestal

By Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Curtis Jere Brass Spray Sculpture on Marble Base w...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
A large brass sculpture by Curtis Jere for Artisan House with swooping ribbon forms, ending in a multi-rod spray with chrome beads. The sculpture sits in a cylindrical marble base. Incl...
Curtis Jere Welded Brass Lamp

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Welded Brass Lamp
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Curtis Jere for Laurel, this sculptural table lamp features both a chrome base and shade. The welded brass sculpture is ribbon thin, and rigid around the edges.
1970s Chrome Sputnik Sculpture by Curtis Jeré

By Curtis Jere
1970s Chrome Sputnik Sculpture by Curtis Jeré
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Chrome
Chrome Sputnik sculpture by Curtis Jeré for Artisan House. USA, 1970's.
Kinetic Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere

By Curtis Jere
Kinetic Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Rare Curtis Jere Kinetic wall sculpture with a combination of flat and faceted brass elements suspended within a diamond shaped frame. The brass elements have movement and give a showy ...
Signed Curtis Jere Brass Flower Leaf Wall Sculptur...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass
Signed Curtis Jere brass flower leaf flower wall sculpture 1970s, 1980s Lovely Vintage C Jere flower leaf sculpture signed in one of the corners. Measures: Height: 44 inches Widt...
Curtis Jere Pom Pom or Urchin Chrome-Plated Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Pom Pom or Urchin Chrome-Plated Wall S...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Chrome
About Elegant chrome-plated five urchin or pom pom wall sculpture signed Curtis Jere Note: Sculpture can hang in horizontal or vertical. This piece in not signed by Curtis Jere. Ho...
Curtis Jere 'Windswept' Brass Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere 'Windswept' Brass Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Marble
Curtis Jere 'windswept' brass sculpture.
Curtis Jere Brushed Metal Standing Lamp, USA

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Brushed Metal Standing Lamp, USA
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Floor Lamps
Metal, Wood
The geometric metal stacked sections on an ebonized base.
Signed Curtis Jere Sculpture of a Church with Village

By Curtis Jere
Signed Curtis Jere Sculpture of a Church with Vill...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Signed Curtis Jere sculpture of a church with village. Signed and dated 1972.
Rare Curtis Jere Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Rare Curtis Jere Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Wire, Marble
Rare Curtis Jere sculpture.
Curtis Jere American, 1910-2008 Jump Rope, Bronze

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere American, 1910-2008 Jump Rope, Bronze
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Bronze
Curtis Jere (American, 1910-2008) jump rope. Bronze figure of a girl jumping rope. Signed "C. Jere" along the base Measure: 10.5" x 6" x 4".
Brutalist Jere Metal Wall Sculpture Candleholder

By Curtis Jere
Brutalist Jere Metal Wall Sculpture Candleholder
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
A wall-mounted organic form metal sculpture by Jere, circa 1970s. Features a complex grid of vertical rod "branches" in multiple layers. Sculpture measures 36" wide, 41" high and 7" dee...
Curtis C. Jere Brass Bamboo Leaf Sculpture Wall Art, Signed, 1980s
Curtis C. Jere Brass Bamboo Leaf Sculpture Wall Ar...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
This Hollywood Regency brass sculpture by American designer Curtis Jere depicts slender bamboo chutes with delicate leaves. The photos simply do not do it justice. You will certainly fa...
Curtis Jere for Jonathan Adler Raindrop Series Tree Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere for Jonathan Adler Raindrop Series Tre...
Curtis Jere
Early 2000s Hollywood Regency Sculptures
Rare Mid-Century Modern tree sculpture by C. Jere from the Raindrop series. In an exclusive partnership with Jonathan Adler, the sculpture was reissued by the Jere studio in very limite...
Contemporary Modern Brass Ribbon Heart on Marble T...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Sculptures
Brass, Marble
For your consideration is a stunning, brass ribbon heart on marble base table sculpture by Curtis Jere, circa 1980s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 9" W x 8" D x 52" H.  
Birds in Flight Brutalist Sculpture by Curtis Jere

By Curtis Jere
Birds in Flight Brutalist Sculpture by Curtis Jere...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Sculptures
Cast brass, or bronze, birds mounted on rock base, with original Curtis Jere label. Excellent original condition with great patina. Jere from the Brutalist period, nice table top scale,...
Tree Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere

By Curtis Jere
Tree Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Signed: c jere; wall-mounted sculpture of a tree in copper.
Curtis Jere Bicycle Tabletop or Wall Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Bicycle Tabletop or Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Charming sculpture by Curtis Jere that is new old stock. The original tag is available and dated 1983. It is a versatile piece and can Stand on a small mount or hang on the wall. Please...
Sculpture in Stainless Steel and Brass by Curtis Jere

By Curtis Jere
Sculpture in Stainless Steel and Brass by Curtis J...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Sculpture in stainless steel and brass on a polished marble base by Curtis Jere, American, 1970s 6 inches in diameter at base.
Curtis Jere Brass Metal Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
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.
Signed Curtis Jere Brutalist Wall Sculpture Village, Marina and Sailboats, 1970s
Signed Curtis Jere Brutalist Wall Sculpture Villag...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s North American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Signed Curtis Jere (Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fells) brass wall sculpture featuring a village, marina and sailboats complete with the flying seagulls which are often times broken off. 19...