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Ed Wiener 1950 New York Constructivist Sculptural Cuff Bracelet in .925 Silver

$4,450

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A cuff bracelet designed by Ed Wiener (1918-1991). This rare sculptural modernist piece is one of Wiener's first creations as a jeweler-artist in New York city, circa 1950's. This bracelet is composed by six elements with sinuous curved and free forms shapes which in turn recreates a sculpture with constructivism patterns. It was individually constructed and crafted in solid .925/.999 of polished and patinated sterling silver. Ed Wiener (1918-1991), began his career in the artist's circles of the post-Bauhaus. Was very active at Provincetown and the Greenwich village in New York. Work immediately in the early days of the abstract expressionist movement of the post-war period, late 1940's. His most famous customers was the sculptor Louise Nevelson and Martha Graham, the dancer. He worked extensively in sterling silver until the beginning of the 1950 when he made a lot of sculptural pieces of jewelry in gold with precious gemstones. Has a total weight of 50.6 grams and fit a wrist up to 6.5 inches. The overall measures are 50 mm by 52 mm (2 x 2.20 inches). Signed and stamped with the hallmarks, "ED. WIENER STERLING". Provenance: A private collection in Milano, Italy. A private collection in Budapest, Hungary. Collections: An exact example of this work is held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, United States. Literature: Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960: The Wearable Art Movement, Marbeth Schon, Pp. 43 and Jewelry By Artists In The Studio 1940-2000, L'ecuyer, Pp. 252 illustrates similar example. There is also a full-page photo (page 13) in "Jewelry By Ed. Wiener" an exhibition at the fifty/50 gallery in New York Dec 1988-Jan 1989. Note: We also have in our collection this model exact model, with the filaments elements made up in 18 kt yellow gold. Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box. Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. The aged patina intact, is not polished. An amazing collector's piece. INVENTORY REF: B0000MRIA/.1111
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  • Weight:
    50.6 g
  • Dimensions:
    Diameter: 6.5 in (165.1 mm)
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  • Place of Origin:
    United States
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. The aged patina intact, is not polished.
  • Seller Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: B0000MRIA/.11111stDibs: LU2690217874192

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