Floral design brooch pendant and earrings. Gold tone, enamel, art glass, rhinestones. 1950s. Arthur Pepper jewellery
Arthur Pepper jewellery
The history of Mode-Art jewelry company founded by Arthur Pepper began in New York City in the late 1940s. In fact, the more reliable data about the company is absent. Even the exact year of the liquidation of the company is not clear, but we know for sure that ART produced their last pieces in the early ’70s.
If to compare the amount of jewelry owned by collectors and dealers, the company’s heyday was in the mid 1950- – 60’s, the “golden” age of costume jewelry.
According to design, the company produced jewelry in very different styles, including – the Renaissance, Victorian and Art – Deco. Basically, designs included flower, fruit and leafy motifs, and rarely – figures of animals and reptiles. Also, the materials used by ART craftsmen included metal alloys of gold and silver tone, rhinestones, enamel, and art glass imitating precious stones.
Almost all items (with the possible exception of the earliest works) included markings ModeArt, Mode – Art or just ART, but certainly with the copyright symbol.
Flower bouquet brooch of gold tone, rhinestones, glass
Noteworthy, Art design is often very similar to the designs of other companies. In particular, Florenza and Hollycraft. By the way, the founders of ART and Florenza were friends.
Arthur Pepper jewellery
Oval shaped brooch. Beads, faux pearls, rhinestones. 5.5 cm. 1960s
Christmas tree Brooch. Green enamel, colored rhinestone. 1950’s. 6 cm £ 40-45 CRIS
Pink flower 1960s brooch. Gold tone metal, filigree
Star filigree design brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls, art glass
Basket of flowers clip earrings
Moonstone Cabochons, Vintage brooch
Multicolor rhinestones brooch
Gold tone round brooch with rhinestones
Art jewelry sign, used after 1955 as indicated by the copyright symbol
Christmas Tree Pin, book piece
Rectangular Bracelet. Faux lapis, onyx, carnelian and jade
Charming Earrings with Aqua and Lime Faux Moonstone Cabochons – Set in light gold tone, with enameling and rhinestone accents
Blue earrings and brooch
Strawberry brooch and clips
Beautiful brooch and clips
Gold tone pendant and chain
Gorgeous set of brooch, necklace and clips
Flower brooch and clips
Japanese motif pendant
Necklace with rhinestones
Brooch and bracelet
Heraldic style circular medallion with the figure of a knight, surrounded by flower garlands. Galina Karputina collection
1950-1960-x brooch. Metal bronze tones and complemented by a variety of pendants in the form of coins with the portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte. Galina Karputina collection
Faux pearl brooch
Maltese Cross brooch
Abstract flower brooch
Umbrella Vintage brooch
Clips and brooch
Collectible Vintage brooch
Classic Vintage brooch
Red stone Vintage brooch
Galina Karputina collection. Brooch and the clips with garnets