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Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery

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.

Arthur Pepper jewellery

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

Oval shaped brooch. Beads, faux pearls, rhinestones. 5.5 cm. 1960s

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

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

Pink flower 1960s brooch. Gold tone metal, filigree

Pink flower 1960s brooch. Gold tone metal, filigree

Star brooch

Star filigree design brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls, art glass

Bouquets of flowers

Basket of flowers clip earrings

Faux Moonstone Cabochons, Vintage brooch

Moonstone Cabochons, Vintage brooch

Necklace

Necklace

Multicolored brooch

Multicolor rhinestones brooch

Golden tone round brooch with rhinestones

Gold 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

Christmas Tree Pin, book piece

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

Rectangular Bracelet. Faux lapis, onyx, carnelian and jade

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 and 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. Brooch and the clips with garnets