Art

Owner: Arthur Pepper

From the 1940s to the 1970s, Art (also known as ModeArt of New York, New York) produced costume jewelry in a diverse range of styles, including replicas or reinterpretations of Renaissance, Victorian, and Art Deco pieces. While flower, fruit, and leaf motifs are most prevalent, figural imagery - materials and techniques include fine filigree metalwork, enameling, carved, or molded polychrome plastics, and rhinestones - the latter often uniquely colored and pave-set in eye-catching clusters. Usually marked and displaying middle to high-end standards of craftsmanship, the company was in the wholesaler's circle that included the producers of Hollycraft, Florenza, and BSK.

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Bibliography
Brown, Marcia. Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry, Volume II Paducah, Kentucky: Collector Books, 2004. Page 7-12. Print.
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