Vintage 1950’s/60’s RENOIR Mid Century Copper Necklace & Earring Set. This is a Copper Grecian style set. The design has a swirl inlay in both necklace and earrings. The earrings have a black metal strip behind the inlay to bring out the design, enhancing the earrings to stand out. The earring clip backs function properly and are secure. The necklace and earrings outer area are free from any blemishes, the back of earrings has light wear that is consistent with age. No breaks, damage or repairs. Please review all pictures provided. I did not polish any of the pieces as they already shine brilliantly. All 3 pieces are signed. Total weight 67.8 grams.

Measurements of were taken lying flat: Necklace; 20 1/2″ (includes extension chain 2 1/2″), Width; 1/2″ Earrings; Length; 3/4″, Width; 1/2″.

History of Renoir: Was founded by Jerry Fels and called Renoir of California in Los Angeles in 1946. Renoir produced copper jewelry from the mid 1940’s until 1964. Mr. Fels would later then meet Mr. Curtis Freiler. The two man would become partners and then family, they married a set of sisters. Mr. Fels took jewelry design into a new direction when he added enamel designs into its existing lines. These new enamel pieces were called Matisse and these pieces were created by the highly regarded African American enamel artist, by the name of Mr. Curtis Tann. Mr. Tann worked for Renoir Matisse from 1952-1963.
Mr. Fels died in 2007 at the age 90 and Mr. Freiler died in 2013 at the age 103. Both men lived to see their designs turn vintage and collectible.

Regarding History of Renoir:
Da-Sebra Vintage, I, Pulled various information from both articles and would like to Acknowledge the following: Research information from: CJCI Costume Jewelry/Renoir of California and Dr. Lori Verderame, PhD., Antique Appraiser/Renoir and Matisse Costume Jewelry. Thank you.

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