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Joseph Masaniello modernist silver jewelry

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Joseph Masaniello modernist silver jewelry

Circle and leaf sterling silver pin brooch. Joseph Masaniello modernist silver jewelry (late 1940s – 1970s)

Joseph Masaniello modernist silver jewelry (late 1940s – 1970s)
New York based silversmith of Italian origin, Joseph Masaniello (1908 – 1979) was one of the renowned artisans and modernist jewelers of the late 1940s – early 70s. Following the traditions of the Arts and Crafts movement, he nevertheless created his own jewelry designs, which were more geometric and modernist. Noteworthy, calla lily designs became the hallmark of most of his works.
When handcrafting bracelets, brooches, pins, rings and earrings, the jeweler traditionally used sterling silver. Also, natural gemstones such as onyx, jade, moonstone, agate, as well as glass. He signed his pieces with a conjoined ‘JM’ for Joseph Masaniello and “Sterling”.
Today, jewelry created by Joseph Masaniello is rare and highly collectible.

Calla Lilies pin brooch

Mid-century Calla Lilies pin brooch

Maker's mark 1

Maker’s mark

Calla Lily sterling silver circle pin brooch and bracelet

Calla Lily sterling silver circle pin brooch and bracelet

Glass cabochon sterling silver etched brooch

Glass cabochon sterling silver etched brooch. 1960s

Green jade calla lilies sterling silver pin brooch

Green jade calla lilies sterling silver pin brooch, earrings and bracelet

Leaf link sterling silver bracelet

Leaf link sterling silver bracelet

Spiral circles Modernist mid-century sterling silver brooch pin

Spiral circles Modernist mid-century sterling silver brooch pin

Sterling Silver Calla Lily Brooch

Mid-century Sterling Silver Calla Lily Brooch

Swirl design calla lily brooch

Swirl design calla lily brooch

Turtle sterling silver onyx brooch

Turtle sterling silver and onyx brooch

Maker's mark 1

Maker’s mark