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Maxine Denker vintage costume jewelry

Maxine Denker vintage costume jewelry

Tribal Face Mask gold tone pin. 1980s. Maxine Denker vintage costume jewelry

Maxine Denker vintage costume jewelry
The history of Maxine Denker Inc., a jewelry company based in New York, began in 1983. Its founder, Jewish American designer Maxine Metzger-Denker Savett, from a young age was interested in art collecting, photography, painting, ceramics and design. She studied art history at Temple University (1961-1965). This explains her unique art designs inspired by world culture, from Aztec culture to Roman mythology. Crafted in a variety of styles, from avant-garde and modern to classic, each piece is handmade with exquisite craftsmanship. Produced in limited collections, each piece is a wearable piece of art. Traditionally, the designer used alloys of metals of gold and silver tones, as well as crystals and art glass. In addition, all products are labeled “Maxine Denker” on oval base or handwritten “Maxine Denker” and sometimes the year of manufacture.
The 74-year-old designer currently lives with her husband Stuart in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and is no longer in jewelry making. According to sources, the company ceased to exist in 2017.

Autumn leaf gold tone necklace

Autumn leaf gold tone necklace

1984 signature

1984 signature

Maxine Denker vintage costume jewelry

Aztec warrior gold tone pendant

Aztec warrior gold tone pendant

Blue stone gold tone necklace. 1984

Blue stone gold tone necklace. 1984

Branch with leaves gold tone textured metal brooch

Branch with leaves gold tone textured metal brooch

Brushed gold round shaped clip on earrings

Brushed gold round shaped clip on earrings

Butterfly gold tone green enamel pendant

Butterfly gold tone green enamel pendant

Clip on Earrings of gold tone

Clip on Earrings of gold tone

Coin shaped links necklace of gold tone. 4.3 cm. 1980s

Coin shaped links necklace of gold tone. 4.3 cm. 1980s

Signature

Signature

Cross gold tone faux pearl pendant

Cross gold tone faux pearl pendant

Cupid and Venus with cameo pendant. Metal alloy, plastic. 13.5 cm. 1970s

Cupid and Venus with cameo pendant. Metal alloy, plastic. 13.5 cm. 1970s

Dangling Carved Portrait Bar Brooch of gold tone

Dangling Carved Portrait Bar Brooch of gold tone

Double leaf gold tone brooch

Double leaf gold tone brooch

Faux mabe pearl gold floral design brooch

Faux pearl gold floral design brooch

Gold tone chatelain necklace pendant. 1970s

Gold tone chatelain necklace pendant. 1980s

Maltese cross brooch. 22 K gold, metal alloy, crystal. 1980s

Maltese cross brooch. 22 K gold, metal alloy, crystal. 1980s

Matte gold tone brooch with hanging faux pearl

Matte gold tone brooch with hanging faux pearl

Multicolor art glass gold tone oval shaped pendant

Multicolor art glass gold tone oval shaped pendant

Signature

Signature

Silver tone earrings

Silver tone earrings

Stylized sun face brooch. Gold tone metal, black enamel. 1980s

Stylized sun face brooch. Gold tone metal, black enamel. 1980s

Sun brooch of gold and silver tone

Sun brooch of gold and silver tone

Swirl gold tone brooch. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Swirl gold tone brooch. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Signature

Signature