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Roger Wheeler pewter and glass beetle/scarab pendant, 1998

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    Posted 11 months ago

    kwqd
    (835 items)

    This pendant is 1.5" long x .75" wide, signed and dated on the bottom. It is made of cast pewter with a green glass stone. It is an awkward size, a bit small for pendant and a bit large for charm bracelet pendant. The detailing is very good but it is not fancy. Definitely artisan work, not fine jewelry. This American (Minnesota) artist made a lot of small pewter items, jewelry and novelties. He died in 2015 at the age of 70. There is quite of bit of his work on on line auction sites, right now, maybe from the liquidation of his estate?

    Loosely quoted from his obituary:

    "A self-educated brilliant artisan that worked in many mediums though out his long career beginning with drawing in pen & ink, charcoals & oil painting. At the age of 30 he began hand metal engraving that led to jewelry making, metal casting & molding his original production pieces. "

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Wow that is gorgeous!
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      Kevin, I have said it before and it bears saying again....
      I love your commentaries! You always tell the whole story, you fill us with information of your piece posted, and even your plans what your are going to do with it. Some here just post the obvious- hoo-hum- ( which is fine), but you always go the extra mile....
      When I came on this morning, these two “charms/ pendants caught me eye first. I believe it was the contrast of the forest green glass/ crystal against the silver/ pewter! It makes for a striking piece or I should say pieces!
      Great post!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks Jenni!

      Thanks for your comments, Eileen. I do get kind of chatty, but think the story is part of the piece!

      Thanks for loving my bug pendant Manikin, fortapache, Watchsearcher, dav2no1, valentino97, Thomas, Eileen, aura, jscott0363 and Jenni!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks Kevin and PhilDMorris!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks Hoot60!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thank you PhilDMorris!

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