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Arthur Pepper Art jewelry

Arthur Pepper Art jewelry

Arthur Pepper Art jewelry

Arthur Pepper Art jewelry.
Scant information about Mode-Art jewelry company gives us the knowledge of its place of location – New York. ART is the conventional name for collectors of vintage jewelry from the most famous and widespread stigma of ART in later works. The jewelry company ART was founded in New York City in the late 1940s. It was owned by Arthur Pepper. The more reliable data about the company is absent. Even the exact year of the liquidation of the company is not known, it is assumed that the ART worked in the early ’70s.

Arthur Pepper Art jewelry

Arthur Pepper Art jewelry

But, If to compare the amount of jewelry that are among collectors and dealers, with a similar design, it can be concluded that the company’s heyday was in the mid 50’s – 60’s of the XX century. Indeed, it was the “golden” age of costume jewelry. ART company produced jewelry in very different styles, including – the Renaissance, Victorian and Art – Deco. Basically decorations were carried out in flower, fruit and leafy motifs, and very rarely – figures of animals and reptiles.

Incredible designs of “Maltese” crosses, the extraordinary beautiful jewelry lines of small brooches in the shape of flowers or fruit, vegetables with colored enamels made very ART decoration very popular among fashionistas of the time. And, it must be noted, the owners of this costume jewelry cherished their “treasure”, this explains the excellent preservation of most Art jewelry. Besides the materials used in ART jewelry were always of excellent quality.

The basic technique was applied filigree metal work, a combination of plastic, rhinestones, metal and enamel in the most unlikely combinations.

By the way, collectors of ART jewelry noticed a very similar style to the products of other companies – Florenza and Hollycraft (even there is a perception among some dealers that the founders of ART and Florenza were friends).

Almost all jewelry (with the possible exception of the earliest works) of ART are marked, ModeArt, Mode – Art or just ART, but certainly with the copyright symbol.

Decoration of ART are most often found in the form of individual brooches, bracelets, necklaces and sets, and collectors need to try hard to collect a pair of one design. ART jewelry is very rare in the open market, which makes them highly sought after by collectors and “spurs” prices.

Arthur Pepper Art jewelry

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