We have similar Mid Century and Brutalist items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Markings : "LW" etched on the back of the earrings, tested, and guaranteed. Country of Origin : United States.
Gram Weight : 23.3 grams. Earring Backing Style : Shepherd's crook backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. These earrings were handmade in the style of the Mid Century era and in the Brutalist style.Created by Larry Whidden, a metal sculptor who began making jewelry in 1973 until he passed away in 2018; he is famous for his jewelry and statue designs, for which he was commissioned throughout the United States. Huge triangular motifs adorn the top of the earrings, with one edge curling upwards. The edges of the triangle contain undulating texture, and raised, off-round silver motifs on the triangles also contain textured surfaces. A raised sterling silver wire snakes its away around the off-round silver motifs and connects to the curling edge. Rounded, domed circular motifs dangle from the bottom of these triangles. Completed with shepherd's crook backings for wear on pierced ears. The sterling silver is lightly tarnished in some areas, giving the earrings a lovely antique quality. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this.
This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry.
Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. The Brutalist Style is architectural in origin and arose from the modernist movement of the early 20th century.The name comes from the French word for raw. In buildings, it can be noted by the exposed concrete construction, or detailed brickwork and concrete. Jewelry follows in this fashion on a smaller scale, with rough textures and an inherently unpolished look. The edgy, unfinished look to the Brutalist style counters the light, carefree appearance of the 1930s and 1940s art and architecture it was built alongside. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.