A rare Rebajes copper necklace.
Copper Necklace Details
- Vintage 1950s Rebajes copper necklace.
- A beautiful example of jewelry by Francisco Rebajes.
- Choker-length necklace of layered leaves
- Blackened copper edges
- .Hook clasp.
- Learn more about vintage copper jewelry in this blog post.
A poor immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Francisco Rebajes, a self-taught artist went from selling designs on the street made from tin cans to selling his own line of jewelry in a fabulous showroom on 5th Avenue. Of course, it helped that the Whitney Museum in New York City purchased those first tin cans!
Rebajes opened a small storefront in Greenwich Village. His success led to increasingly larger shops until his final showplace that employed a large staff of craftsmen to execute his designs. Rebajes drew inspiration from nature, primitive art, and abstract sculpture and his pieces are highly collectible. By the 70s he moved from jewelry to sculpture. Madge found a fascinating article online written by the daughter of a family friend with some great photos. Check out the photo of his final retail showroom.
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