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Sterling Silver Kieselstein-Cord Elephant Stud Set

$3,800

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Smashing men's dress set: figural "elephant" cufflinks and four studs. Made and signed by KIESELSTEIN-CORD. Extra-heavy gauge sterling silver. Made in 1996. Solid and well-made. Straight bar connector so they can be used easily. Trunks up for good luck. Perfect for any occasion, especially for a graduation. Alice Kwartler has sold the finest antique gold and diamond jewelry and silver for over forty years.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
    Sterling Silver
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.00 in. (25.4 mm)Length: .33 in. (8.39 mm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1996
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU9912357462

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About the Designer

Barry Kieselstein-Cord 1

In the mid-1950s, there were children who read comic books and built forts and then there was Barry Kieselstein-Cord, a now-critically acclaimed New York City–born jewelry designer whose early hobbies included carving totem poles.

In fact, Kieselstein-Cord was proficient at carving by the time he was eight years old. His hobby fueled what would become deep interests in Native American art and in the natural world around him. Kieselstein-Cord made more carvings, and eventually began to explore metalwork and craft jewelry in his teens. Today he creates rings, necklaces and other jewelry and accessories so divine that they are as much wearable sculptures as they are personal adornment.

Kieselstein-Cord studied at Parsons School of Design and the American Craft Institute. He has long been enamored of illustration, architecture, photography and other disciplines, and even as a world-renowned jeweler, Kieselstein-Cord has always considered his true identity as a sculptor. ”I don’t make jewelry; I do sculptures for the body,” he has said.

Kieselstein-Cord designed his first sterling silver collection in 1972, and a year later, the collection was presented for sale at Georg Jensen’s Manhattan flagship store. Kieselstein-Cord’s partnership with the legendary Danish silverware firm meant that his work would reach an international audience. It was also around this time that the designer began to work with fashion titans Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein.

By the late 1970s, Kieselstein-Cord had begun to integrate gold and gemstones into his work. During this decade he designed much-lauded belt buckles, and some of his most sought-after collections — including Crocodile, Pompeii and Borgia — followed a decade later. On today’s secondary market, those 1980s-era designs are enjoying a resurgence. Names like Henry Dunay and Kieselstein-Cord are being reappraised as icons of contemporary design.

Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Sir Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama and Giorgio Armani are all known collectors of Kieselstein-Cord’s work. His designs have found their way into the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

On 1stDibs find a collection of vintage Barry Kieselstein-Cord belts, earrings, bracelets, handbags and other jewelry and accessories.

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