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Late 1940's Renoir cuff and pin w/alluminum accents

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Posted 4 years ago


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Thank you CW! - because I dug out my copper collection in the last few weeks and researched it all again I found out that this set might be my oldest Renoir: stamped "handmade Renoir of California" a mark used from 1948-51. The cuff is 2" at widest and pin is 2.5"x1.5". Both pieces are marked but my camera can't capture it.


  1. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Thank you for loving this Lee!
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Thank you vintagejewel for our love.
  3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Thank you Nadia for your comment! I saw similar items to your set on ebay yesterday - not as nice though.
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Thank you Kevin, sarahoff and mikelv85 for your love.
  6. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Could you possibly help me with a Renoir specific question? I love Renoir belts but unfortunately copper doesn't seem to go well with my skin color. I recently purchased a Silvertone Renoir marked belt and am awaiting its delivery. I haven't been able to find one that color to compare it to. I'm ok with the price I paid even if it turns out to be a fake but was wondering if you've ever run across an albino renoir?:)
  7. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Here's some info from my resource book "Copper Art Jewelry - a different lustre"

    Renoir experimented w/sterling silver in their "Sauteur" line marked "Sterling" and below "Renoir" but the line was discontinued in 1960.

    "As the 1960's dawned, the Sauteur line was modified to reflect changing popular taste toward a brushed gold finish and more feminine detailing - called Golden Glow and for a short time from 1961-63 designed in silver were produced w/a satin, gold-plated finish like those popular from other companies such as Trifari, Coro and Miriam Haskell. Production of the line was limited however, and very few examples of it are found today.

    Does this help? Maybe they rubbed off the gold plating revealing the silver underneath? Did you buy it on ebay? I'd love to see a picture. My book doesn't show any examples of belts. Can't wait to see it!
  8. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you so much valentino for taking the time to help!I'll post some photos as soon as it's delivered:)
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd for your love!
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Very interesting Ken that you looked at this right now. I have been conversing w/an ETSY copper seller about my best pieces in the past 2 days and this one is! You have a very good eye. Originally I had a belt buckle - but I sold that at a garage sale in San Diego around 1990. SO GLAD I didn't sell these that day. At first glance they are dirty, look like costume pearl, but when I cleaned I realized it was aluminum and nice!

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