Vintage 1960's American Modernist Winifred Mason Chenet D'Haiti Screw Back Earrings. Winifred Mason was an African-American jeweler, active in New York in the 1940s. She worked primarily in copper, and was inspired by West Indian cultural traditions. She is believed to be the first commercial African-American jeweler in the United States. Her first piece of jewelry appeared in 1940 and it was a pendant in bronze, copper, and silver.It had to be of great interest among her friends and soon she began to get orders for the similar pieces. Mason never repeated her works and every piece she made was unique. The dangle earrings measures 1 1/8 inches long by 5/8 inches in diameter for the bottom (biggest of the two). It is nicely textured, signed on the back and in good vintage condition with normal signs of age wear. Please view pictures for details and conditions. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings". The seller is "dalida44" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.