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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Large and Dramatic Signed and Dated Curtis Jere Ra...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Chrome
A large and dramatic Curtis Jere 'Raindrops' chrome wall sculpture. Of significant scale would make a beautiful statement piece over the mantel, over a sofa or on a large wall. In excel...
Curtis Jeré Sculpture with Marble Base, Signed
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Curtis Jeré Sculpture with Marble Base, Signed
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Curtis Jeré sculpture with marble base. Dimensions: 22" W x 35" T.
C. Jere Signed Wall Sculpture, USA, Dated 1970
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C. Jere Signed Wall Sculpture, USA, Dated 1970
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
A fine example of iconic wall decoration signed C. Jere and dated 1970. Brass finish will very attractive patina.
Curtis Jere Interlaced Table Lamp
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Table Lamps
A chromed metal Jere interlaced table lamp mounted on a satin black round wood base it still retains the original signed brass label " C Jere 71 ".
Pair of Curtis Jere Onyx and Gilded Steel Bookends
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Pair of Curtis Jere Onyx and Gilded Steel Bookends...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Bookends
Onyx, Steel
Each onyx cube fitted with a gilded steel chain link. Signed and dated 1970. Measures: 4 in. x 4 in.  
Curtis C. Jere Large Ribbon Wall Sculpture Metal A...
Curtis Jere
American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Curtis C. Jere large ribbon wall sculpture Metal Art hanging.
Curtis Jeré "Over The River" Brass Wall Sculpture
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Curtis Jeré "Over The River" Brass Wall Sculpture...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Curtis Jeré "Over the river" patinated brass wall sculpture. Though the name Curtis Jeré is familiar to many as the maker of ebullient and eccentric modern design from the 1960s and ...
Curtis Jere Starburst Wall Sculpture
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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.
Curtis Jere “Birds in Flight” Wall Art Sculpture f...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass
Curtis Jere “Birds in Flight” wall art sculpture for Artisan House. Designer: Curtis Jere. Manufacturer: Artisan House. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Dat...
Curtis Jere Metal Wall Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Metal Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
A signed Curtis Jere metal wall sculpture. Versatile size as it measures only 30" wide. Harbor scene with fishing boats and structures. Original patina and painted finish. Dated 1972.
Curtis Jere Brass Birds in Flight Wall Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Brass Birds in Flight Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Cut Steel
Beautiful original Curtis Jere for Artisan House shiny brass birds in flight. Signed C. Jere with both signature and brass plaque on underside, this piece is in excellent vintage condit...
Curtis Jere Brass Tree Sculpture, Mid-Century Mode...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
This vintage Jere piece consists of brass patinated leaves and stems emanating from a wooden tree trunk. It is mounted in a brush brass planter with a plastic insert. The leaves show so...
Set of Three Kitchen Utensils Sculptures, Mid-Cent...
Curtis Jere
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Stainless Steel
These over-scaled wall-hung kitchen utensils were created in 2000 by Curtis Jere. Each piece is signed and dated (see photographs). They are made of stainless steel and plated brass....
Pair of C. Jere Chrome Lamps
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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.
C. Jere Raindrops Wall Sculpture
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C. Jere Raindrops Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Chrome
Mid-Century chrome raindrops wall sculpture with torch cut discs and domes. Designed by Curtis Jere.
Curtis Jere Kinetic Wave Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Kinetic Wave Sculpture
Curtis Jere
American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
Kinetic wave sculpture by Curtis Jere. USA, circa 1980s. Chrome. Measures: 42" H x 47" W x 12 ½" D.
Art Deco Style Tiered Chrome and Brass Mirror by C...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
20th Century Art Deco Wall Mirrors
Brass, Chrome
Large Art Deco style tiered chrome and brass mirror by Curtis Jere. Signed and dated 1985.
Large Curtis Jere Ship Sculpture
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Large Curtis Jere Ship Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Curtis Jere Classic. This large ship sculpture can stand freely on a surface or be wall-mounted using the original, attached wall mount. Signed.
1970s Curtis Jere "Five Tree" Copper and Brass Wall Sculpture
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1970s Curtis Jere "Five Tree" Copper and Brass Wal...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Late 1970s Curtis Jere three dimensional, horizontal five tree wall relief. Featuring a winter treescape with in black lacquered copper and brass.
Curtis Jere Drip-Finished Brutalist Metal Owl Scul...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Metal
Designer: Curtis Jere. Manufacturer: Artisan House. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 16″ H x 12″ L x 7.5″ W. Materials: Metal. ...
Curtis Jere Metal Boat Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Metal Boat Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass
Classic, Mid-Century, brass metal boat sculpture, designed by Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler. Their Mission, to produce, "gallery" quality art, for the masses. Extremely popular and mu...
Curtis Jere Enamel on Copper Bird Weather Vane Wal...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Sculptures
Copper, Enamel, Metal
This 1960s Curtis Jere wall sculpture features two vibrant enamel on copper birds atop a verdigris metal weather vane. There is nice age to the rods and some wear (namely a small bend t...
C. Jere Monumental "Crane" Lamp
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C. Jere Monumental "Crane" Lamp
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Floor Lamps
The largest of the "crane" style lamps by Curtis Jere. Features two spotlight lamps with adjustable barn doors. Horizontal arm is counter-weighted to allow adjustment up or down. "Crane...
Curtis Jere “Cloud” Chrome Chandelier for Artisan ...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Chrome
Designer: Curtis Jere. Manufacturer: Artisan House. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1970s. Dimensions: 13″ H x 23″ W. Materials: Chrome. Conditi...
Curtis Jere “Birds in Flight” Wall Art Iron Sculpt...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art
Iron, Satin
Designer: Curtis Jere. Manufacturer: Artisan House. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1970s. Dimensions: 18″ H x 54″ L x 7.5″ W. Materials: Satin p...
Mixed Metal Curtis Jere Elongated 'Urchin' Wall Sculpture
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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...
Pair of Urchin Sculptures by Curtis Jere, 1970s
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Pair of Urchin Sculptures by Curtis Jere, 1970s
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Metal
Pair of desk or table sculptures in metal by Curtis Jere. One is lightly smaller than the other.
Raindrops Sculpture
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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.
Bird Nest Sculpture by Curtis Jere
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Bird Nest Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
American Sculptures
Alabaster, Brass, Stone
Beautiful sculpture of brass birds nest with two alabaster birds sitting on rim watching over a collection of stone eggs all sitting on stone base signed and dated "C. JERE 1980".
Large Curtis Jere Rain Drops Wall Sculpture
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Large Curtis Jere Rain Drops Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Metal
Large Curtis Jere "Rain Drops" wall sculpture in brass. The piece is in excellent original condition, nice age patina and ready to be displayed. Measurements: 64" wide/length x 29...
Signed Rare Vintage Onxy and Bronze Bird Sculpture...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Sculptures
Bronze, Onyx
A beautiful signed rare vintage bronze and onyx sandpiper bird sculpture by designer's Curtis Jere. Signed "C. Jere", "69", as shown in images. Three bronze sandpiper bird sculpture's s...
Curtis Jere Sailboat Wall Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Sailboat Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
This is a beautiful 1970-1975 Curtis Jere sailboat wall sculpture. Amazing detail and craftsmanship and signed by C Jere. Sailboat is ready to be hung on a wall or displayed.
C. Jere Chandelier
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C. Jere Chandelier
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Steel
Iconic nickel-plated cubist form chandelier by C. Jere for Artisan House of California. Remnants of marker signature on one panel. We added a custom 24" in square stock pole and high qu...
Chrome Tower Lamps by C. Jere
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Chrome Tower Lamps by C. Jere
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Modern Table Lamps
Chrome
Fantastic pair of chrome tower ambient lamps on ebonized disc bases. Can be used as accent floor lamps or as large scale table lamps. Signed C. Jere, '71.
Curtis Jere Peacock Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Peacock Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Steel
A large Curtis Jere peacock sculpture in brass, on a black steel stand and base with brass fixings.
Blackened Twisted Steel and Bronze Accented Mirror...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Bronze, Mirror, Steel
A early blackened twisted steel and bronze accented mirror by Artisan House. Signed and dated Curtis Jere 1968.
Sculptural Brass Mirror by Curtis Jere, circa 1960...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
A small sculptural mirror with torch-cut brass elements made by Artisan House / / Curtis Jere, circa 1960s.
Monumental Chrome Abstract Curtis Jere Kinetic Sculpture
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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...
Petite Sculptural Brass Mirror by Curtis Jere, C. ...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
A petite sculptural mirror with torch-cut brass elements by Artisan House / Curtis Jere, C. 1960s.
Curtis Jere Tree Brass Wall Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Tree Brass Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Patinated brass tree wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, marked "C. Jere 1987." Sculpture measures 48" tall by 34.5" wide.
Beautiful and Rare Table Lamp by Curtis Jere
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Beautiful and Rare Table Lamp by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal
We have over 3000 antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the “Contact Dealer” button to ask us, we might have it in o...
Curtis Jere Chrome Wall Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Chrome Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Bright and happy chrome wall sculpture by C. Jere in the manner of a dandelion, signed.
Spectacular 12 Sided Brass Mirror by Curtis Jere, ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
A spectacular 12 sided brass mirror by Curtis Jere, circa 1970's. Some scuff marks in areas.
C. Jere Wall Sculpture 'Birds & Trees'
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere. USA, circa 1969. Patinated steel and brass. Measures: 30'' H x 40'' W x 2'' D. Signed by artist.
Curtis Jere Rainy Day Park Bench Metal Wall Sculpt...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal, Sheet Metal
One of the sweetest vignettes by Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, circa 1960-1970. Signed Jere.
Curtis Jere Chrome Raindrop Wall Sculpture
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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...
X Large Musical Notes Wall Hanging Sculpture Signe...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Metal
Striking wall metal and brass sculpture by Curtis Jere, signed and comes with certificate of Authenticity, this piece was stored in a garage never used, it new old stock, in new conditi...
Curtis Jere Brass Port Hole Mirror
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Wall Mirrors
A nice porthole mirror from Curtis Jere. We have had it polished so the signature is lost. I should have taken a pic of it but forgot to. In nice condition, although there is a small di...
Monumental Curtis Jere Brass and Marble Sculpture
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Monumental Curtis Jere Brass and Marble Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Sculptures
Brass, Marble
Large brass Curtis Jere abstract sculpture on a round marble base.
C. Jere Wall Pom Urchin
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C. Jere Wall Pom Urchin
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass
Single pom/ urchin brazened brass wall art with screw-in mount. Not signed and unmarked.
Large Polished-Brass "Sunburst" Wall Sculpture by ...
Curtis Jere
American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass
Rare polished brass "Sunburst" hanging wall sculpture with demilune form and scalloped border by C. Jere; signed and dated, 1989. Each ray has been contoured with a subtle convex curve ...
Curtis Jere "Raindrops" Silver Disc Sculpture Wall...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
21st Century and Contemporary American Hollywood Regency Sunburst Mirrors
Metal, Mirror
Stunning wall mirror signed C. Jere. Made by Artisan House. Comes with hangtag COA from Artisan House. 37" Diameter
Curtis Jere "Raindrops" Silver Disc Regency Wall S...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
21st Century and Contemporary American Hollywood Regency Wall-mounted Sculp...
Chrome, Metal
Gorgeous wall sculpture. Signed C. Jere. Made by Artisan House.
Curtis Jere Brass and Copper Maple Leaf Wall Sculp...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
This signed Curtis Jere is dated 1971 and is in excellent vintage condition.
Vintage Bird in Flight Sculpture on White Onyx Sto...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Metal, Onyx
This vintage Mid-Century sculpture depicts a single seagull in flight on top of a carved white onyx stone. The bird is metal with a gold finish and has beautiful vintage patina. It is i...
Rare Large Brass Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Either ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass
I have seen allot of sculptures from Curtis Jere, but never this one, it was all handmade with brass, it would look amazing on a credenza or to separate a room, it is signed.
Curtis Jere Brass Brutalist Starburst Hanging Wall...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
For your consideration is a brass, starburst and hanging wall sculpture by Curtis Jere. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 57" W x 6" D x 30.5" H.                         ...
Striking Pair of Chrome Curtis Jere Hanging Pendan...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Chrome
A striking pair of chrome Curtis Jere hanging pendants or chandeliers, circa 1970. Good condition with age appropriate wear.
Pair of Brutalist Lamps by C. Jere
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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.
Brutalist Brass Lamp by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Table Lamps
Brass
Torch cut brass lamp of Mid-Century Brutalist style by Curtis Jere. Sculpted in their iconic crescent and spoke configuration and mounted on the original black metal base. Wired for the...