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Rare Designer Christian Schmidt Sterling Modernist Abstract Star Brooch 1950/60s

Rare Designer Christian Schmidt Sterling Modernist Abstract Star Brooch 1950/60s

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Rare Sterling Silver Iconic US Designer Christian Schmidt Modernist Naturalism Abstract Star Brooch - Circa 50/60s

Measurements: 2.25"L x 2.25"W ( 5.72cm x 5.72cm)

Markings: Christian Schmidt Sterling

Weight: 6.2g

 Stunning modernist piece by the renowned Christian Schmidt. Features 3 U-Shaped tendrils that are lightly textured and conjoined to create a retro abstract star shape. Brooch is in mint condition with little to no wear. Quite a fantastic and rare piece. Awesome estate find!
  
A native of Minneapolis, Schmidt studied jewelry with Philip Morton in 1951 before receiving a B.S. in Art Education from the University of Minnesota. However, he gave up teaching early in his career to produce his own life of semi production work, which was partially cast to make the pieces available at a more modest price. His award-winning work, which sought to express the vitality and organic irregularities of living things could be classified as “the new naturalism,” a theme shared by a number of jewelers around the country, including his good friend Ruth Roach. While Schmidt died prematurely in Alaska 1974, he made a lasting contribution to metalsmithing and jewelry through his keen sense of observation and his ability to translate his vision in both his work and his words. - Bio courtesy of an article written by his wife Janet.  

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