Francisco Rebajes - Original hand wrought design - Signed not a reissue - 925 Silver - Ring - 4.50 ct Green jade

Description
Francisco Rebajes - Original hand wrought design - Signed not a reissue - 925 Silver - Ring - 4.50 ct Green jade
Size: 18 of 56 - Multi size as open - Total weight: 12.1 g

Francisco “Frank” Rebajes (1907-1990) was a self-taught designer and metalsmith. Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic he arrived in New York City in 1923, and by the early 1930s, he was using plumber’s tools to transform cans and scrap metal into animal shaped sculptures. Rebajes first exhibited these works at the Washington Square outdoor show, where Juliana Force, then director of the Whitney Museum, purchased them all. Using the money from this sale, Rebajes rented his first store in Greenwich Village, where he began developing what would become his emblematic line of copper jewelry. Although copper made up the majority of the production, Rebajes also used silver, gold, semi-precious stones, enamel, and on occasion found objects. His jewelry quickly gained popularity and in the late 1930s, his work was included in exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the 1939 New York World’s Fair.Please see the rest online.
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Lot details
Type
Ring
Gender
Unisex
Material
Silver
Material Fineness
925
Brand
Francisco Rebajes - Original hand wrought design - Signed not a reissue
Size
18 of 56 - Multi size as open
Total Weight
12.1 g
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of wear
Main Stone
Green jade
Main Stone Treatment
Commonly treated
Carat weight main stone
4.50
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