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 Midcentury Wall Sculptures in Brass

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Midcentury Wall Sculptures in Brass
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Midcentury Wall brass sculpture by Curtis Jere, vegetal inspiration, elegant decorative piece, will give life to any spot in a room in a very delicate way. Signed piece (see photo of t...
Curtis Jere Lily Pad Floor Lamp

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Lily Pad Floor Lamp
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass
Signed and dated 1977 Curtis Jere two-light floor lamp. Each light has a brass "Lily pad" shield that helps direct light downward.
Mid Century Curtis Jere Polished Stainless Steel Table Lamp, Signed
Mid Century Curtis Jere Polished Stainless Steel T...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Monumental Mid-Century Modern chrome table lamp by Curtis Jere featuring a polished stainless steel base and rectangular shade. Beautiful condition. Signed on base. Original wiring in w...
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...
Curtis Jere Sunburst Wall Sculpture in Brass and Black, circa 1974

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Sunburst Wall Sculpture in Brass and B...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Steel, Iron
This large-scale and rare sun-burst wall sculpture by Curtis Jere dates to 1974 and is fabricated in steel with a textured finish and polished brass. Note: The piece is fabricated in t...
Mid-Century Modern Rare Jere Brass Lily Pad Petal Floor Lamp Signed Dated
Mid-Century Modern Rare Jere Brass Lily Pad Petal ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass
For your consideration is a marvelous and rare brass petal lily pad floor lamp, signed Curtis Jere and dated 1986. In good vintage condition. The dimensions are 26" W x 20" D x 57" H.
C. Jere Metal Ribbon Form Wall Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
C. Jere Metal Ribbon Form Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s Wall-mounted Sculptures
Vintage C. Jere metal ribbon form wall sculpture. Signed and dated "Curtis Jere", USA, 1989.
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.
Whimsical Signed Curtis Jere bicycle "Highwheeler" Table Wall Sculpture
Whimsical Signed Curtis Jere bicycle "Highwheeler"...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Iron
Whimsical signed Curtis Jere bicycle "Highwheeler" table or wall sculpture. This fun vintage piece of metal art can be mounted to the wall or can stand on a table.
C. Jere Brass Porthole Mirror, USA, 1970s

By Curtis Jere
C. Jere Brass Porthole Mirror, USA, 1970s
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass
C. Jere brass porthole mirror, USA, 1970s. Polished lacquered brass. Unsigned. Some scratching to brass finish and minor wear to mirror, otherwise in good original condition. Curtis Je...
Curtis Jere Protruding Metal Spoke Wall Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Protruding Metal Spoke Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Fantastic large wall sculpture comprised of three tiers of brass spokes. Center protrudes 10 (ten) inches from wall.
Grand "Nest" Light Sculpture Flush Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern
Grand "Nest" Light Sculpture Flush Chandelier, Mid...
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" 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.
Mid-Century Modern Jere Brass Ram's Horns Sculpture Marble Signed Dated, 1983
Mid-Century Modern Jere Brass Ram's Horns Sculptur...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass
For your consideration is a ravishingly unique table sculpture, depicting a ram's horns, made of brass on a marble base. Signed and dated 1983 by Curtis Jere. In excellent condition. Th...
Mid-Century Modern Jere Enameled Brass Butterfly W...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
For your consideration is a rare and lovely, enameled brass wall sculpture of butterflies, signed Curtis Jere and dated 1968. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 16" W x 7" D x 5...
Curtis Jere "Trees" Floating Wall Sculpture in Chr...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Chrome
Beautiful timeless "Trees" wall sculpture by C. Jere in chromed metal, 1970s. C. Jere is a metalwork artist of wall sculptures and household accessories. C. Jere works are made and ma...
Curtis Jere "Skeleton" Sailboat Wall Sculpture in Brass

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere "Skeleton" Sailboat Wall Sculpture in ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
This classic skeleton sailboat sculpture by Curtis Jeré for Artisan House is skilfully rendered in brass and remains one of the company's most collectable designs. The sculpture may be ...
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 Brass Kinetic Wave Wall Sculpture

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.
Large Curtis Jere Signed 1970s Wall Mirror

By Curtis Jere
Large Curtis Jere Signed 1970s Wall Mirror
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass
Large Curtis Jere 1970s signed wall mirror in brass. The brass has some patination and minor scratches.
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.
Curtis Jere Brass Peacock Wall Sculpture Mid-Century Modern Metal Art

By Curtis Jere, Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Brass Peacock Wall Sculpture Mid-Centu...
Curtis Jere, Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Large and striking brass wall sculpture designed and made by Curtis Jere. This sculpture has a cast brass peacock head with thick brass rods curved in a fan to make a stylized tail. Sel...
Curtis Jere Monumental Table Lamp

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Monumental Table Lamp
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Monumental polished-brass table lamp by Curtis Jere. Very good vintage condition with normal wear and patina, some minor irregularities in the finish, small ding in shade, please see ph...
Large Splay of Birds by C Jere Artisan House California

By Curtis Jere
Large Splay of Birds by C Jere Artisan House Calif...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Chrome
Curtis Jere 1981 Flock of birds 45 wide x 22 inches tall. A large wall sculpture of birds in brass and chrome signed by Curtis Jere, 1981. Because it is raised, light will cast shadows...
C. Jere Bookends Chrome Tubular Stacked Signed USA, 1970s
C. Jere Bookends Chrome Tubular Stacked Signed USA...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Home Accents
Metal
C. Jere bookends chrome tubular stacked signed USA, 1970s. Chromed stacked bookends designed by Artisan House. Both bookends are signed and dated in black marker: C. Jere, 1977.
Curtis Jere Brass 'Raindrops' Wall Sculpture, 1976

By Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Curtis Jere Brass 'Raindrops' Wall Sculpture, 1976...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Curtis Jere brass 'Raindrops' wall sculpture, 1976. Curtis Jere for Artisan House. Signed 1976. Excellent vintage condition. Unrestored. Beautiful patina to the brass discs. Works well ...
Brass Racing Sail Boat Wall Mount Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Brass Racing Sail Boat Wall Mount Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Midcentury brass and painted aluminum maritime racing sail boat wall-mounted sculpture. Signed C. Jere 1987 and complete with authenticity papers.  
C. Jere Bookends 'A to Z' Gold Leaf Gilt Cast Iron Signed USA, 1970s
C. Jere Bookends 'A to Z' Gold Leaf Gilt Cast Iron...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Home Accents
Metal
C. Jere bookends 'A to Z' gold leaf gilt cast iron signed USA, 1970s. Gilt cast iron bookends designed by Artisan House. In very good original condition with warm patina. Both letters a...
Signed Curtis Jere Brass and Amber Resin Flower Wall Sculpture, 1969
Signed Curtis Jere Brass and Amber Resin Flower Wa...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Sculptures
Brass, Iron, Resin
Amazing and delicate sunflower metal and amber resin-glass sculpture made by Curtis Jere. Signed C. Jere´ 69 at bottom part of the leaf on the right.
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.    
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.
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture of a Harbor Village and Fishing Boats

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture of a Harbor Village and...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Charming Curtis Jere seaside village beautifully detailed with picturesque houses, fishing boats and sea gulls. Mixed metals; nicely patinated. Signed. Please contact for location.
Curtis Jere Brass Diamond Kinetic Wall Sculpture

By Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Curtis Jere Brass Diamond Kinetic Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Chrome
Curtis Jere brass diamond shaped wall sculpture. 64 faceted brass diamonds are suspended from a chrome framework. The 3" square brass elements have movement and give a glimmering effect...
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 Brass Birds in Flight Wall Sculpture, circa 1970

By Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Curtis Jere Brass Birds in Flight Wall Sculpture, ...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Cut Steel
Curtis Jere brass birds in flight wall sculpture, circa 1970. Original brass finish with great patina. Brass finish is more desirable and harder to find than the standard black painted ...
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 "Lily Pad" Chrome Floor Lamp, 1960s

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere "Lily Pad" Chrome Floor Lamp, 1960s
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Chrome
Sculptural "Lilly Pad" floor lamp in polished chrome by Curtis Jere, American, 1960s.
20th Century Vintage Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere, 1970's

By Curtis Jere
20th Century Vintage Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere, 19...
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 ...
1970 Curtis Jere Flower Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
1970 Curtis Jere Flower Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
A signed Curtis Jere wall sculpture in the shape of a flower spray. They almost look like pom poms. Patinated metal with loses to the paint and patina. Signed and dated 1970.
Signed C. Jere Brass Drum End or Side Table

By Curtis Jere
Signed C. Jere Brass Drum End or Side Table
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Side Tables
Brass
Signed C. Jere brass drum end or side table with slight patina. One minor small indentation at base. Signature is present, but faded. Note brass is reflective, picking up dirt on paper....
Large Curtis Jere Brutalist Brass Tree Wall Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Large Curtis Jere Brutalist Brass Tree Wall Sculpt...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Iron
C. Jere tree wall sculpture with Brutalist details to branches, signed and dated 1986. Sculpture is made in two sections. The one shown is sold, new photos coming soon.
Polished Brass Cubist Chandelier by Curtis Jere, S...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
A brass plated steel chandelier with folded interlocking sections, forming an intricate geometric cluster. By Curtis Jere. American, circa 1970.
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 ...
1970s Curtis Jere Heron Crane Floor Statue Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
1970s Curtis Jere Heron Crane Floor Statue Sculptu...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Aluminum
Created by Curtis Jere, this elegant, tall, 1970s floor sculpture is made of a polished, cast aluminium body with chromed metal legs and top plate on base. Base is made of black painted...
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.
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...
1972 Signed Curtis Jere Flower Brass and Metal Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
1972 Signed Curtis Jere Flower Brass and Metal Scu...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Metal, Brass
Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere flower brass and metal sculpture / wall art. Signed Jere and dated 1972.  
Curtis Jere "The Knot" Wall Sculpture

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere "The Knot" Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
1990s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal, Brass
Rare and impressive mixed metal wall art sculpture by Curtis Jere. Signed and dated 1994.
Curtis Jere "Flock of Birds" Wall Sculpture, 1987

By Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere "Flock of Birds" Wall Sculpture, 1987
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Steel
A Mid-Century Modern steel and bronze patina wall sculpture of "Flock of Birds" by Curtis Jere, signed and dated. Good condition with age appropriate wear.
Jere Sandpipers Brass Wall Sculpture, circa 1968

By Curtis Jere
On Hold
Jere Sandpipers Brass Wall Sculpture, circa 1968
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Textural brass on metal surfaces Jere wall sculpture of a group of Sandpipers. The brass has mellowed over the years creating rich tones to the piece.
Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Mixed Metals Spiky Pom Pom Table Lamp 1960s
Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Mixed Metals Spiky ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal
For your consideration is an understated, spiky pom pom table lamp, in mixed metals, by Curtis Jere, circa the 1960s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 12" (1') diameter x 26" ...
Rare Curtis Jere Versatile Wall Sculpture, Decorative Dish

By Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Rare Curtis Jere Versatile Wall Sculpture, Decorat...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
Metal wall sculpture designed by C. Jere for Artisan House. Signed and dated. USA, circa 1972. Metal This difficult to find C. Jere piece can wall mount or sit on a desk or ...
Curtis Jeré Infinity Mirror with Floor Mount
Curtis Jeré Infinity Mirror with Floor Mount
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mir...
Stunning infinity mirror, circa 1977 creation by design team Curtis Jeré. A layer of glass over the internal lighting components gives this piece its signature tunnel effect. This exam...
Large 'Raindrops' Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jeré, USA

By Curtis Jere
Large 'Raindrops' Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jeré, U...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper, Iron
Iconic brass wall sculpture from Curtis Jeré for Artisan House, USA. Can be hanged horizontally or vertically. Great aging patina. Signed, circa 1969.  
Curtis Jere, Patinated and Welded Brass Tree with a Stylized Birds Nest, Signed
Curtis Jere, Patinated and Welded Brass Tree with ...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Curtis Jere American, 1910-2008, a tree. Patinated and welded brass tree with a stylized bird's nest at centre. Wood base is signed "C. Jere 69" Measure: Height 68".
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 C. Jere Chandeliers Nickel Chrome Cubist, USA, 1970s
Pair of C. Jere Chandeliers Nickel Chrome Cubist, ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Steel
Pair of C. Jere chandeliers chrome Cubist, USA, 1970s. Matched pair of nickel-plated cubist form chandeliers by C. Jere for Artisan House of California. Both have been rewired and fitte...
Mid-Century Curtis Jere Signed Brass Pom Sea Urchin Brutalist Wall Sculpture
Mid-Century Curtis Jere Signed Brass Pom Sea Urchi...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
For your consideration is a Classic, brass pom pom hanging wall sculpture, designed and signed by Curtis Jere. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 39" W x 9" D x 28" H.