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Posted 1 year ago

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AmandaAdda…
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Pedro Pujol was a silver/coppersmith in Greenwich Village in the 1940's - 1950's. He worked with Francisco Rebajes. "According to Armand Winfield, Pujol and Rebajes would have daily fights in the street over who copied whose designs (which was good for business, because of the attention it gathered). It is rarer to find pieces by Pujol than Rebajes since, as far as I know, he never went into serious production. Some say he was Rebajes brother, but I do not have proof of this." (Information provided by Marbeth Schon)

IT'S OF A STYLIZED WOMAN. THE EYES ,NOSE, AND MOUTH , IN POLISHED COPPER, ARE RAISED AWAY FROM THE FACE TO GIVE IT A VERY "3 D" FEEL. THE METAL IS HAMMERED ALUMINUM, AN UNUSUAL METAL FOR PUJOL TO USE- HE MAINLY USED COPPER AND SILVER.

BECAUSE PUJOLS PRODUCTION WAS CONSIDERABLY SMALL-ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO HIS SOMETIME FRIEND REBAJES- WE CONSIDER THIS WALL PLAQUE TO BE RARE. OF THE PUJOL PIECES WE'VE SEEN, THIS IS BY FAR THE LARGEST, AND MOST INTRICATE,AND FINELY EXECUTED PIECES WE'VE COME ACROSS. ITS ALSO THE ONLY WALL PLAQUE WE KNOW OF.

ITS IN SENSATIONAL CONDITION, WITH LITTLE TO NO SURFACE WEAR, NO BENDS,CRIMPS,PINGS,GOUGES.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO TARNISH ON ANY OF THE COPPER PORTIONS- CAMERA ANGLE, AND BACKGROUND REFLECTIONS ARE WHAT YOU ARE SEEING THAT MIMIC TARNISH.

SIZE: 14 1/2"T X 10 1/4"W. SCRIPT SIGNED PEDRO PUJOL AS SHOWN.
just purchased this from Emodauctions

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Bueautiful piece of art, well thought out, reminds me of the Hagenauer bronze mask !~Phil.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Fabulous piece, thanks for sharing it Amanda! Hope you're both well in Melbourne.
  3. AmandaAddamsAuctions AmandaAddamsAuctions, 1 year ago
    Thanks Guys, it is getting harder and more expensive finding great art deco and art deco style items items these days
  4. inky inky, 1 year ago
    This is amazingly very cool!...love it!...:-)
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    So beautiful. I've been collecting copper for 40 years - I have never come across this. I would say it is from the 1940'w. It is very nice - Pedro and Francisco were half-brothers per "Copper - a Different Lustre" by Burkholz and Kaplan.
  6. AmandaAddamsAuctions AmandaAddamsAuctions, 1 year ago
    Thanks Valentino97 for the great info
  7. AmandaAddamsAuctions AmandaAddamsAuctions, 10 months ago
    attached is a link to my collection on television 5 years ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpn-Y_r3AZw
  8. Stillwater Stillwater, 10 months ago
    Jeez... Pujol is a great name, that's a heck of a piece. Always see his stuff in the Wright20 catalogs
  9. AmandaAddamsAuctions AmandaAddamsAuctions, 10 months ago
    Let me know when you see any more for sale, as i love this mask

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