Modernist and elegant, these classic clip-on earrings from the Renoir Jewelry Co. are rendered from copper with their signature naturalistic design. The bright metal leaves glisten in the sun, making these earrings a great pair for Spring and Summertime!
Renoir was founded in 1947, and Matisse Ltd. in 1957, by Jerry Fels, who was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Geometric patterns with strips of copper twisted to resemble rope or coils were a favorite of Renoir’s designers. The company is most well known for its cuffs and hinged bangles made of copper, a favorite metal to hammer during the Arts and Crafts era. Renoir made copper jewelry until about 1964, so you know each piece is a genuine mid-century modern creation.
The set is in very good to good vintage condition with minor to some signs of wear. The surface of the copper has fine lines and marks typical of vintage pieces. There are areas of dark anodization on the back and green tarnish. The clips are stamped RENOIR and have slight verdigris on the hinge.
The earrings measure 1-1/4″ tall and 3/4″ wide and weigh 13.21 grams. The box is for display only.
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