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American enamel artist jeweler William Harper

American enamel artist jeweler William Harper

Grotesque self-portrait of the artist as an oracle IV. 1989. Work by American enamel artist jeweler William Harper

American jeweler William Harper

Born in 1944 in Ohio, William Harper is one of the greatest American jewelers of the 20th century. His decorations – recognized masterpieces that are in private collections and museum exhibitions around the world. An amazing combination of genius and skill!
His exotic and often esoteric images, complex and brilliant jewelry work with enamel, make his products unique in this area.
In fact, the base of such an extraordinary vision is an extensive knowledge of the history of art and a deep understanding of human nature. Noteworthy, New York based jeweler Harper has been creating convincing and innovative works for more than forty years.

His products are in the collections of the American Museum of Crafts, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also, represented in the Vatican Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Abstract brooch, 1980. Gold and silver, cloisonne enamel on copper, glass, pearls, moonstone

Abstract brooch, 1980. Gold and silver, cloisonne enamel on copper, glass, pearls, moonstone

Jeweler William Harper

'Bicycle of the Barbarian' brooch. 1998. Cloisonne, gold, chrysoprase, beryl, quartz, tourmaline, emerald, pearl

‘Bicycle of the Barbarian’ brooch. 1998. Cloisonne, gold, chrysoprase, beryl, quartz, tourmaline, emerald, pearl

'Faberge grain' brooch. 1993. Cloisonne enamel, gold, silver, pearls, tourmaline

‘Faberge grain’ brooch. 1993. Cloisonne enamel, gold, silver, pearls, tourmaline

'Hand of Fortune' Brooch

‘Hand of Fortune’ Brooch

Maharajah I. 1988 brooch

Brooch Maharajah I. 1988

Maharajah III. 1988 brooch

Maharajah III. 1988 brooch

'Mask of Death' brooch. 2003. Cloisonne, silver, gold

‘Mask of Death’ brooch. 2003. Cloisonne, silver, gold

Necklace 2016, gold cloisonne enamel, silver, gold, rubellite

Necklace 2016, gold cloisonne enamel, silver, gold, rubellite

'Sorcerers pin' 1997. Cloisonne enamel on gold and silver, opals, pearls

‘Sorcerers pin’ 1997. Cloisonne enamel on gold and silver, opals, pearls

'The Ghost of Cicada' brooch. 1994. Cloisonne enamel, sterling silver, gold, tourmaline, topaz, pearl

‘The Ghost of Cicada’ brooch. 1994. Cloisonne enamel, sterling silver, gold, tourmaline, topaz, pearl

'White worm' brooch. Cloisonne enamel on silver, pearls, topaz. From the collection of the Art Museum in New York

‘White worm’ brooch. Cloisonne enamel on silver, pearls, topaz. From the collection of the Art Museum in New York

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