Curtis Jere Sculptures

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.

Whimsical C. Jere Chrome Raindrops Tree Mid-Century Modern
Whimsical C. Jere Chrome Raindrops Tree Mid-Cen...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens
Chrome, Wood
Whimsical Curtis Jere chrome raindrops tree. This piece shows quite a bit of oxidation to the raindrops leaves but we are loving it just the way it is.
Curtis Jere bicycle "Highwheeler" Table or Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere bicycle "Highwheeler" Table or Wall...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Iron
Curtis Jere bicycle "Highwheeler" table or wall sculpture. This art can be mounted to the wall or can stand on a table. Retains original label and is signed c. jere, 1983. Tags reads...
Vintage "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Vintage "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
An amazing "Raindrops" wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, signed. This sculpture is the large version which can be hung vertically or horizontally.    
Brutalist Brass Sculpture by C. Jere Signed and Dated 1967
Brutalist Brass Sculpture by C. Jere Signed and...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Wood
Unique Brutalist brass sculpture by c. Jere signed and dated 1967. Mounted on blackwood base. Base is 5.5 " square wood base with metal plate signed and dated.
Signed Curtis Jere Brass Flower Leaf Wall Sculpture 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Signed Curtis Jere Brass Flower Leaf Wall Sculp...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects
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 W...
Curtis Jere Bronze Sculpted Female Diver on Marble Rock Base
Curtis Jere Bronze Sculpted Female Diver on Mar...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
Original Curtis Jere bronze sculpture female diver on a solid marble rock base. Signed Jere, circa 1970. Made with great craftsmanship and attention to details.
Curtis Jeré Sculpture of Eagles in Flight
Curtis Jeré Sculpture of Eagles in Flight
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Abstract 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...
Curtis Jere Butterfly Wall Sculpture, Signed and Dated 1978
Curtis Jere Butterfly Wall Sculpture, Signed an...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract 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.
Lighted C. Jeré Floor Sculpture, Circa 1970s
Lighted C. Jeré Floor Sculpture, Circa 1970s
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Steel, Chrome
Wonderful 1970s chrome sculptural accent piece, with 12 rods arranged and a circular pattern, topped with Bertoia-style sprays, and lighted from below. C. Jeré/Artisan House. See ...
Pair Signed and Dated Curtis Jere Bookends or S...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects
Iron, Gold Leaf
Great hefty pair of signed and dated Jere bookends. The bookends are gold leafed cast iron and demand to be noticed. The male or female iconic forms are outstanding, dated 1969.
Mid-Century Modern Abstract "Raindrops" Metal W...
Curtis Jere, C. Jere Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Copper, Steel
An original signed wall sculpture made by Curtis Jere in the 1970s. It features an abstract mixed metal (copper, brass and aluminium) design on steel wire armature. A beautiful well ...
Illuminated Curtis Jere Sculptural Tree
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Illuminated C Jere sculptural tree, reduced as a gift for the holidays, please see our collection of gifts at sjulian.1stdibs.
Large Curtis Jere Abstract Mix Metal Wall Art S...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Steel
This beautiful Curtis Jere abstract mix metal wall art sculpture is made from copper, brass, steel and bronze. This unique sculpture features cast 3D shapes over a flat multi-metal s...
Curtis Jere Signed Steamboat 'Dixie' Metal Scul...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Brutalist Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures
Metal
A carefully and creatively crafted model steamboat! Crafted and signed by Curtis Jere. Every detail from cargo barrels, to whips of smoke complete the trip down memory lane, or the G...
Contemporary Curtis Jere Large Chrome Sputnik S...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Chrome
Contemporary Curtis Jere 28" Inch Chrome Sputnik Cculpture by, Artisan House. Includes manufacturer (COA) certificate of authentication and is signed on the sculpture. C. Jere
1970s Chrome Sputnik Sculpture by Curtis Jeré
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Abstract Sculptures
Chrome
Chrome Sputnik sculpture by Curtis Jeré for Artisan House. USA, 1970's.
Curtis Jere Large Brass Ship Sculpture Signed, ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass
C. Jere large ship sculpture brass-plated. This is one of the brightest brass examples I have ever seen. It can me mounted to the wall or sit on a table. Wall bracket is removable. S...
Pair of C. Jere Brass Globe Sphere Wall Sculptu...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Curtis Jere brass globe sphere sculptures signed and dated 1984. Torched cut shapes with textured brass metal to create mountains , applied green paint and clear lacquer. Each sculpt...
Large Table Sculpture by C. Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Sculptures
Marble, Brass
Fan, like shape constructed of brass rods, supported on a marble base. C. Jere, signed and dated.
1972 Signed Curtis Jere Flower Brass and Metal ...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures
Metal
Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere flower brass and metal sculpture / wall art. Signed Jere and dated 1972.  
Curtis C. Jere Brass Peacock Bird of Paradise W...
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 cert...
Curtis Jere, Patinated and Welded Brass Tree wi...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract 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 Jere Signed Modern Brass Ship Model Scul...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures
Brass, Wood
Modern style brass sculpture of a ship model atop a wooden base, made by Curtis Jere, signed and dated 1980 on the back. The piece is highly detailed and is in great vintage conditio...
Pair of Large Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Br...
Curtis Jere, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
A lovely matching pair of vintage wall sculptures by Curtis Jere. They are both constructed of 100s of brass wires. Both are signed and dated on backside in ink. Nice warm oxidized p...
C. Jere Fish Aquarium Brass and Paint Wall Scul...
Curtis Jere
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures
Metal
Large Curtis Jere saltwater fish aquarium wall sculpture with brass frame and colorful painted fish. Signed C. Jere 1993. Very nice condition. Brass frames sits 2.5" off wall, fish m...
C. Jere 'Spiral II' Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1980s American Abstract 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 Abstract Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Nickel, Marble
Curtis Jere metal sculpture made of polished nickel and brass with a marble base.
Abstract Welded Bird Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Animal Sculptures
Large abstract welded bird sculpture on onyx base by Curtis Jere, American, 1970s.
Large Polished-Brass "Sunburst" Wall Sculpture ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract 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 cur...
Curtis C. Jere Brass Bamboo Leaf Sculpture Wall...
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...
C. Jere Bird in Flight on Stone, circa 1960s
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures
Stone, Metal
Curtis Jere metal bird with applied patina circa 1960s on stone base.
Curtis C. Jere Brass Peacock Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass
Curtis Jere brass peacock sculpture signed and dated 1988. Overall nice condition, nothing broken or missing. Minor patina to brass, which is common on these sculptures.
Curtis Jere' Maple Leaf Tree Wall Sculpture Sig...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Signed C. Jere, 1971 copper and brass maple leaf tree wall sculpture. Two available for purchase.
Curtis Jere 'Windswept' Brass Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Marble
Curtis Jere 'windswept' brass sculpture.
Curtis Jere Nautilus Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Marble
Brass sculpture on marble base by Curtis Jere, signed and dated. Very unusual nautilus form.
Mid-Century Modern Pom Pom Wheat Sheaf Signed C...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
For your consideration is a phenomenal, rare, long, hanging wall sculpture, signed Jere, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 25" W x 10" D x 62" H.
American Modern Abstract Mixed Metal Sculpture,...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
American modern abstract mixed metal sculpture, Curtis Jeré, 1960s, copper and steel, signed JERE.
Brutalist Metal Owl Sculptures by Curtis Jeré
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures
Brass, Enamel, Quartz
Curtis Freiler and Jerry Els, collectively known as Curtis Jeré, produced marvellous metal sculptures in the early seventies. These adorable owls in brass and enamel sit on branches ...
Dandelion Flower Sculpture with Onyx by Curtis ...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Curtis Jere, signed Measures: 19 tall and 10 inches wide and deep. USA, circa 1980. Signed but undated and likely produced 1979-1981, this sculpture by C. Jere is a mixed metal ...
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.
Curtis Jere Sunburst Wall Sculpture in Brass an...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative 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 i...
Mid-Century Modern Jere Brass Ram's Horns Sculp...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Animal 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....
Curtis Jere "Skeleton" Sailboat Wall Sculpture ...
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 ...
Large Splay of Birds by C Jere Artisan House Ca...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects
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 shad...
Curtis Jere Brass Spray Sculpture on Marble Bas...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract 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. I...
Mid-Century Curtis Jere Signed Brass Pom Sea Ur...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract 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.
Elegant Jere Table Art Sculpture
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract 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 p...
Rare Curtis Jere Sunburst Table Sculpture, Signed
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s Abstract Sculptures
Marble, Brass, Metal
Large modern abstract table sculpture featuring metal brass tubular rods in a sunburst formation. This rare sculptural piece sits atop a solid matte grey marble base. Signed "C Jere ...
Large Crane Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Animal Sculptures
Aluminum, Chrome
Large crane sculpture by Curtis Jere.
Curtis Jere Chrome Abstract Kinetic Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Metal
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 slighte...
Signed Onxy and Bronze Birds Sculpture by Desig...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Animal 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...
Curtis Jere Modern Abstract Table Sculpture
Curtis Jere
1990s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Marble, Metal, Brass
Mixed metal modern table sculpture by Curtis Jere featuring brass, black and matte silver. Polished six inch marble base. No signature.      
Kinetic Table Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Signed
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures
Marble, Brass, 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.
1978 Curtis Jere Free-Form Brass Top Metal Scul...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Onyx
Sits on top of a marble onyx base. Stunning spray from Jere.  
Signed Curtis Jere Brass Metal Abstract Wall Sc...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Abstract 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 di...
1976 C. Jere Brass Wire Schooner Table Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Modern Abstract 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....
Curtis Jere Brass Sculpture on Unusual Wooden B...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Mobiles and Kinetic 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.  ...
Modernist Horse Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures
Iron, Marble
Wonderful, spirited modernist horse sculpture on black marble base. Hammered iron with copper finish. Please contact for location.
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