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Walter Schluep modernist jewelry art

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Walter Schluep modernist jewelry art

Inspired by Marc Chagall Flying angel brooch pin. Gold, silver. Walter Schluep modernist jewelry art

Walter Schluep modernist jewelry art
Jewelry designer and sculptor, Walter Schluep was born in the Spanish city of Sant Feliu de Guixols in 1931 and lived in Montreal, Canada since the age of 22. Educated in Switzerland, Schluep began creating jewelry in the late 1950s, and worked until his death in 2016.

His unique style includes avant-garde, modernist and contemporary designs, museum quality wearable art and high quality craftsmanship. Highly sought after by collectors, Shulep’s jewelry art works have won many prestigious awards at jewelry exhibitions. Influenced by many modern artists, and in particular, Marc Chagall, he created a series of flying angel designs.

When creating his jewelry by hand, the designer traditionally used gold, silver and natural stones. Noteworthy, he also did not refuse to experiment with new materials. Thus, he was one of the first jewelers to mix plastic with silver and gold. He labeled his products with his name “Schluep”, or initials WS with a bird logo, and the purity of metal – gold or silver. Sometimes the maker’s mark includes the year of production and “LLP”.

Abstract design agate sterling silver brooch. 1980s

Abstract design agate sterling silver brooch. 1980s

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Walter Schluep modernist jewelry art

Flying Angel brooch. 18 K Gold

Flying Angel brooch. 18 K Gold

18K gold and diamonds pendant. 1970s

18K gold and diamonds pendant. 1970s

Angel gold and silver brooch pin

Angel gold and silver brooch pin

Bird Brooch Pin. 18 K gold. 2003

Bird Brooch Pin. 18 K gold. 2003

Eternity Wide Band Ring. 18 K textured yellow gold

Eternity Wide Band Ring. 18 K textured yellow gold

Figural bird brooch with a woman’s face on its belly

Figural bird brooch with a woman’s face on its belly

Flying Bird Brooch. 18 K gold

Flying Bird Brooch. 18 K gold

Gold and silver brutalist ring

Gold and silver brutalist ring

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Gold and silver cufflinks. 1960s

Gold and silver cufflinks. 1960s

Labradorite 18 K gold abstract design brooch

Labradorite 18 K gold abstract design brooch

Modernist sterling silver and 14k gold bird pin

Modernist sterling silver and 14k gold bird pin

Rectangular pendant. Oxidized sterling silver, pearls, citrines

Rectangular pendant. Oxidized sterling silver, pearls, citrines

Tourmaline faceted 18 K gold brooch

Tourmaline faceted 18 K gold brooch

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark