Vintage Winifred Mason Chenet d'HAITI Brass Copper Sunburst Modernist Screwback Earrings. Rare modernist brass and copper mixed metal circular earrings. From famous African American jewelry designer Winifred Mason Chenet (1912 - 1993) - active in New York beginning in the 1940's and later in Haiti. She was inspired by Caribbean West Indian and Voodoo cultures / patterns and her works reflect that. She was a skilled teacher and had several students to continue in her style and become well known in their own right such as Art Smith and Jean Baptiste Pericles Haiti.She worked primarily with metals. Her jewelry is desirable, rare, and museum quality. It is bound to increase in collectibility as pieces are limited to only what is scarcely available. Her patterns were always abstract and modernistic. I have seen these this design named /called both "disks" and "sunburst". Double layered stepped brass bases with highly textured radiating lines. Domed copper center with subtle accents. Unique and eye catching in every way. Each of her pieces were said to be unique, even if just ever so slightly.
Screw on backs should allow most anyone to wear these - pierced ears or not. MARKINGS = chenet d'HAITI stamped on the back of one earring. The detail is fabulous and the color is beautiful! These were my grandmother's!Stored carefully to maintain excellent condition. Immaculate smoke and pet free home.
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