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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Rare Curtis Jere Versatile Sculpture
By Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Rare Curtis Jere Versatile Sculpture
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 hard to find Jere piece can wall mount or sit on a desk or table an...
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture of Parisian House
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture of Parisian House
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal, Brass
Curtis Jere wall sculpture of Parisian House/Bistro.
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...
Large Whimsical Music Theme Tunes Wall Sculpture b...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
From the artisan studios of Curtis Jere (C. Jere) comes this large wall sculpture featuring a musical sheet note interpretation. This was produced in three sizes, this one being the lar...
Boat Race Wall Art Signed by Curtis Jeré
Boat Race Wall Art Signed by Curtis Jeré
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Large metal wall art designed by C. Jere. Combining brass metal and paint, creating a three dimensional scene of boats on the water. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with d...
Jere Starburst Wall Mount Sculpture
Jere Starburst Wall Mount Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Iron
Great dimensional Jere Starburst. Impressive scale, very good original condition.
Rare Curtis Jere Racing Sailboats Brutalist Wall S...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
A signed and dated Curtis Jere (Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fells) sailboat wall sculpture of the Brutalist period in fantastic condition. Original patina and signed 1977. Rare find of the...
Contemporary Modern Jere Large Brass Peacock Hangi...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
For your consideration is a fabulous, large, brass hanging wall sculpture of a peacock, signed Curtis Jere. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 41" W x 58" H.   
Curtis Jere Metal Wall Tree Sculpture
Curtis Jere Metal Wall Tree Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Brass wall sculpture of trees by Curtis Jere of California, signed and dated 1972. From Wikipedia: C. Jere is a metalwork artist of wall sculptures and household accessories. C. Jere...
Kinetic Wall Sculpture 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 ...
Handmade Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Sunburst Ste...
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Sculptural wall mirror by the Canadian art, Bela in the form of sunburst. A delicate Mid-Century work of art composed of multiple levels of steel nails soldered together in solid brass...
Curtis Jere Mid-Century Modern Brass Branch Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Mid-Century Modern Brass Branch Wall S...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
A Mid-Century Modern wall-mounted sculpture in the shape of a tree branch, made in brass in the United States by Curtis Jere during the 1980s. In good vintage condition with wear consis...
Sunburst with Birds Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Stainless Steel
Sunburst with birds wall sculpture by Curtis Jere silver finish, 1970s.
Curtis Jere Brass and Chrome Wall Sculpture, 1980s...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal, Brass, Chrome
Modern brass and chrome wall sculpture by Curtis Jere. This mixed metal abstract art sculpture features a curved fan-like design. Can be hung in multiple ways or angles. Signature no lo...
Curtis Jere Monumental Bottle Opener Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Monumental Bottle Opener Wall Sculptur...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Chrome, Steel
An oversized monumental chrome-plated steel bottle opener with retractable cork screw with welded mounting brackets on the reverse side to hang on any wall. Manufactured 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.
62" Curtis Jere Brass and Chrome Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Chrome
1980s Curtis Jere signed brass and chrome wall modernist sculpture can be hanged horizontally or vertically.  
Tree Branch Metal Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, 1...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A tree branch metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere signed and dated 1988 NB: These items are subject to a further discount over and above the trade when exported outside the EU of 10%...
Curtis Jere Starburst Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Starburst Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Curtis Jere starburst wall sculpture.
Curtis Jere Brass "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Brass "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Early 2000s American American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Cut Steel
Signed brass "raindrops" wall sculpture by Curtis Jere. We also have the chrome version of the sculpture as shown in the last photo.
Signed Chrome "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture by Curtis...
Curtis Jere
Early 2000s American American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Cut Steel, Chrome
Iconic large Curtis Jere chrome wall-mounted raindrops sculpture in excellent condition. Signed.
Brutalist Nail Art Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Wall-mounted Sculptures
A cool nail art piece by Curtis Jere. Features numerous star shapes construed of iron nails that have been painted silver and copper, these are then layered into multiple levels creatin...
Curtis Jere Pom Pom or Sea Urchin Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Pom Pom or Sea Urchin Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Chrome
Elegant chrome-plated five urchin or pom pom wall sculpture signed Curtis Jere Note: Sculpture can hang in horizontal or vertical.
Large Chrome and Brass Cityscape Style Art Piece b...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s Wall-mounted Sculptures
A large three dimensional wall sculpture by Curtis Jere in chrome and brass. The folded angular panels with their highly polished finish create a myriad of reflections both of itself an...
C. Jere, 1971, Artisan House Vintage Raindrops Scu...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Cut Steel, Chrome
Beautiful vintage polished chrome "raindrops" wall sculpture by Curtis Jeré, by Artisan House. Handmade, 1971, signed with date. Wall sculpture is made of polished and burnished chrom...
Tree Wall Sculpture 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 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...
Curtis Jere Wall Mount Can Opener Sculpture in Sta...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Stainless Steel
This large-scale wall Curtis Jere wall sculpture of a cork-screw, can opener was created sometime in late 1960s to the late 1970s and is fabricated in stainless steel.  
Curtis Jere Raindrops Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Raindrops Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Curtis Jere raindrops wall sculpture signed. Produced early 2000 by Artisan House.
Metal Boat Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA Sign...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century Wall-mounted Sculptures
A metal boat wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA signed and dated 1977 Price includes 10% VAT which is removed for items shipped outside the EU.
Curtis Jere Brass Flock of Seagulls Bird Wall Sculpture‏
Curtis Jere Brass Flock of Seagulls Bird Wall Scul...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Beautiful flock of seagulls, by Curtis Jere for Artisan House, with black enameled frame and solid brass birds.
Curtis Jere Bicycle Tabletop or Wall Sculpture
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...
Curtis Jere "Raindrops" Wall Sculpture, Last Quart...
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Raindrops wall sculpture designed by Curtis Jere for Artisan House, brass, copper, signed '© C Jeré', last quarter of the 20th century. Measures: H 76 cm x W 163 cm x D 23 cm.
Curtis Jere Circular Starburst Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Circular Starburst Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Large sculptural brass sunburst wall sculpture with undulating fan like ripples, signed and dated by world renown artist Curtis Jere. Two semi circular pieces can be hung separately or ...
Large Tri-Color "Spray" Hanging Wall Sculpture by ...
Curtis Jere, Harry Bertoia
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel
Large .30 inches in diameter tri-color "Spray" hanging wall sculpture by Curtis Jere after Bertoia. Classic Modernist design, made from copper, brass and steel welded rods, stunning.
Large Curtis Jere Musical Note Wall Sculpture 1988...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1980s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A large Curtis Jere musical note metal wall sculpture, 1988 signed NB: These items are subject to a further discount over and above the trade when exported outside the EU of 10%.
Ship Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Ship Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Metal wall sculpture of a sailing ship by Curtis Jere. Made of copper and brass. Clearly signed and dated 1971.     
Vintage Midcentury 'Birds in Flight' C. Jere Sculpture
Vintage Midcentury 'Birds in Flight' C. Jere Sculp...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Iron
Original Curtis Jere 'Birds in Flight' sculpture for artisan house in black iron. This iconic piece is signed and has age related patina.
Maple Leaf Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Maple Leaf Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Curtis Jere
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Signed Curtis Jere brutalist, torch cut, wall sculpture of a tree branch with maple leaves. Clearly signed and dated 1971. Can be hung vertically or horizontally.
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere USA, c 1979 patinated steel + brass 17'' h x 62'' w x 6'' d signed by artist
Curtis Jere Chrome Rain Drop Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Chrome Rain Drop Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
A chromed wall sculpture with torch cut and brazed edge circles, chrome circles and domed rain drop like pieces intermingled for a unique and interesting look, one of their best and mos...
Large Curtis Jere “Raindrop” Brass Wall Sculpture ...
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal, Chrome
Designer: Curtis Jere Manufacturer: Artisan House Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern Country: United States Date: 1975 Dimensions: 29?H x 58?W Materials: Polished and burnished c...
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture, Brass and Applied Pati...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Brass, circular form wall-mounted sculpture by Curtis Jere. Measures 38 inches in diameter.
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...
1967 Curtis Jere Butterfly Brass Wall Sculpture
1967 Curtis Jere Butterfly Brass Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere, Artisan House
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Enamel
1967 brass wall sculpture with enameled accents by Curtis Jere. Signed "C. Jere 1967."
Curtis Jere Raindrop Metal Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Raindrop Metal Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
A large Curtis Jere chromed metal wall sculpture with medallions, torched edge pieces, domed raindrop styled pieces mixed with large and small sizes. The best of the Jere sculptures thi...
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 Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Mid-Century Curtis Jere signed brass sculpture.
Pair of Curtis Jere "Amoeba" Wall Sculptures, 2006
Pair of Curtis Jere "Amoeba" Wall Sculptures, 2006...
Curtis Jere
Early 2000s Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal, Brass, Copper, Iron
Pair of Curtis Jere "Amoeba" wall sculptures, 2006, each one clusters of mixed metals, acid washed, patinated and polished. The larger one measures 34" x 27", the smaller one measures 2...
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...
C. Jeré Birds of Paradise Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Late 20th Century American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Stunning C. Jeré wall sculpture of two birds of paradise or peacocks with wings spread standing amongst water ripples and water lilies. With mixed metals and patinas brass, nickel and v...
Curtis Jere Large Spoke Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere Large Spoke Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass
Fantastic wall sculpture comprised of three tiers of brass spokes. Center protrudes 10 (ten) inches from wall.
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.      
Midcentury C. Jere Wall Sculpture
Midcentury C. Jere Wall Sculpture
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
This 1960s midcentury wall sculpture is made by C. Jere. The minimalist sculpture depicts a flock of birds in flight. The sculpture has been painted in a matte black color that complime...
Large Signed Curtis Jere Covered Bridge Wall-Mount...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Mixed Metal
This large detailed Curtis Jere mixed metal wall sculpture features an aged covered bridge which has fallen into disrepair. The exterior of the bridge has been finished with a burnished...
Pair of Curtis Jere Modern Sheaf of Wheat Steel an...
Curtis Jere
1990s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
Large pair of Curtis Jere modern sheaf of wheat candle holders. Bent steel with brass leaves. Signed C. Jere 2003.
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.    
Mid-Century Modern Pom Pom Wheat Sheaf Signed Curt...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted 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.