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Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery by Mode-Art jewelry company gives us the knowledge of its place of location – New York. ART is the conventional name for collectors of vintage jewelry from the most famous and widespread stigma of ART in later works. Arthur Pepper founded his jewelry company ART in New York City in the late 1940s. However, the more reliable data about the company is absent. Even the exact year of the liquidation of the company is not clear, we know for sure that ART produced their last pieces in the early ’70s.
If to compare the amount of jewelry that are among collectors and dealers, the company’s heyday was in the mid 50’s – 60’s of the XX century. Indeed, it was the “golden” age of costume jewelry. Meanwhile, ART company produced jewelry in very different styles, including – the Renaissance, Victorian and Art – Deco. Basically, decorations included flower, fruit and leafy motifs, and very rarely – figures of animals and reptiles.

Arthur Pepper jewellery

Flower brooch

Indeed, Art jewelry lines and incredible designs were extraordinary beautiful. “Maltese” crosses, small brooches in the shape of flowers or fruit, vegetables with colored enamels made ART decoration very popular among fashionistas. And, of course, the owners of this costume jewelry cherished their “treasure”. Perhaps, this explains the excellent preservation of most Art jewelry. Besides, the materials used in ART jewelry were always of excellent quality.

The basic technique was filigree metal work, and a combination of plastic, rhinestones, metal and enamel in the most unlikely combinations. Also, collectors of ART jewelry noticed a very similar style to the products of other companies. In particular, Florenza and Hollycraft (by the way, the founders of ART and Florenza were friends).

Almost all items (with the possible exception of the earliest works) jewelers marked as ModeArt, Mode – Art or just ART, but certainly with the copyright symbol.

Meanwhile, decoration of ART are mostly individual brooches, bracelets, necklaces and sets, and collectors need to try hard to collect a pair of one design. ART jewelry is very rare in the open market, which makes them highly sought after by collectors.

Christmas tree Brooch, Art. Green enamel, colored rhinestone. 1950's. 6 cm £ 40-45 CRIS

Christmas tree Brooch, Art. Green enamel, colored rhinestone. 1950’s. 6 cm £ 40-45 CRIS

Arthur Pepper jewellery

Pink flower 1960s brooch. Gold tone metal, filigree

Pink flower 1960s brooch. Gold tone metal, filigree

Star brooch

Star brooch

Bouquets of flowers

Bouquets of flowers

Faux Moonstone Cabochons, Vintage brooch

Faux Moonstone Cabochons, Vintage brooch

Necklace

Necklace

Multicolored brooch

Multicolored brooch

Golden tone round brooch with rhinestones

Golden tone round brooch with rhinestones

Art jewelry sign, used after 1955 as indicated by the copyright symbol

Art jewelry sign, used after 1955 as indicated by the copyright symbol

ART Enameled Christmas Tree Pin with Multi Rhinestones – Another book piece, shown enameled in Trobridge and non-enameled in Morrison

ART Enameled Christmas Tree Pin with Multi Rhinestones – Another book piece, shown enameled in Trobridge and non-enameled in Morrison

Rectangular Cabochon Bracelet, used faux lapis, faux onyx, faux carnelian and faux jade. Marked “ART” with a copyright symbol on four links

Rectangular Cabochon Bracelet, used faux lapis, faux onyx, faux carnelian and faux jade. Marked “ART” with a copyright symbol on four links

Charming Earrings with Aqua and Lime Faux Moonstone Cabochons – Set in light gold tone, with enameling in lime, aqua, orange and yellow, and jonquil rhinestone accents

Charming Earrings with Aqua and Lime Faux Moonstone Cabochons – Set in light gold tone, with enameling in lime, aqua, orange and yellow, and jonquil rhinestone accents

ART Pin

Brooch Pin

Blue earrings and brooch

Blue earrings and brooch

Elegant brooch

Elegant brooch

Strawberry brooch and clips

Strawberry brooch and clips

Beautiful brooch and clips

Beautiful brooch and clips

Gold tone pendant and chain

Gold tone pendant and chain

Gorgeous set of brooch, necklace and clips

Gorgeous set of brooch, necklace and clips

Flower brooch and clips

Flower brooch and clips

Japanese motif pendant

Japanese motif pendant

Necklace with rhinestones

Necklace with rhinestones

Brooch and bracelet

Brooch and bracelet

Heraldic style circular medallion with the figure of a knight, surrounded by flower garlands. Galina Karputina collection

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

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

Faux pearl brooch

Maltese Cross brooch

Maltese Cross brooch

Abstract flower brooch

Abstract flower brooch

Snake brooch

Snake brooch

Umbrella Vintage brooch

Umbrella Vintage brooch

Clips and brooch

Clips and brooch

Butterfly brooch

Butterfly brooch

‘Crystal’ brooch

‘Crystal’ brooch

Victorian Brooch

Victorian Brooch

Collectible Vintage brooch

Collectible Vintage brooch

Classic Vintage brooch

Classic Vintage brooch

Red stone Vintage brooch

Red stone Vintage brooch

Galina Karputina collection. Vintage Brooch and the clips, garnets, marked ART

Galina Karputina collection. Vintage Brooch and the clips, garnets, marked ART

sources
jewelry catalog, 2004
livemaster.ru
anna-cranz.livejournal.com