Posted 4 years ago
This is a copper shadowbox with black fuming set I found a few years ago in El Paso Texas for $10 - a shocking, wonderful purchase. I already had the aqua enamel earrings and knew this was a very good Renoir example: copper shadowbox necklace and bracelet by Renoir circa 1950 (mark says Renoir Pat Pend). When both are clipped together it makes a 23" necklace. Beautiful work - .75" square by .25", and in picture 4 - aqua enamel ear clips marked Matisse.
Coro tried to buy Renoir of California in the mid 50's, but failed. They also tried to compete but their copper jewelry was not good enough. And...the rest is copper history...:-)