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Rare, Bob Winston Modernist silver, lost-wax cast bracelet.
Organic abstract modernist forms and shapes with a circle at the center.
The bracelet can be worn either direction.
It is a large piece suitable for a larger wrist. *You can see in one photo it is large on my small wrist.
This piece is cast silver, content not marked. It may not be sterling.
It is a lovely pewter color, not shiny.
*Bob Winston was an American modernist jewelry maker.
He taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. In 1943 became one of the first jewelers to experiment with the method lost casting by centrifuge.
He was highly regarded in his field. His pieces are high collected, many are in the Oakland Museum of California. You can view many of his pieces online.
At auction his pieces command very high prices. He never cast in multiples.
He is published in many books including: Form and Function American Modernist Jewelry 1940-1970 pg. 225.
His work has also been shown: Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Seligman Gallery NYC, Raymond Gallery SFO, to name a few.
Oakland museum - http://collections.museumca.org/q=filtered&keys=bob%20winston
HALLMARK/LABEL: Winston's W signature.
MEASUREMENTS: 3 1/2" H x Interior circumference: 6 1/2" Gap: 1 1/4" Overall 7 3/4"
Side to side flat on rule: 3"