1970s Bracelet by Robert Larin Brutalist Style Pewter
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a pewter bracelet made in a distinctive brutalist or modernist style. The piece is unsigned, but typical of Robert Larin - he often did not sign his work. Larin worked from 1968 to 1977, mostly in pewter that he would accent with electroplated silver and oxidation. He used the "lost wax" method, unusual for pewter as it is most often reserved for more precious metals. The piece would then be hand polished to remove any rough spots. He employed some 25 workers at his Papineau St. workshop, located in Montreal.
This bracelet features an oxidized background with silver plated raising pattern in the form of a rough linear design. It is made with four curved rectangular pieces that are linked together with brass metal rings. It closes with two clasps and measures 7 1/2" in length, following the contour of the piece. It is in very good condition with wear or other defect.
This is a nice example of Larin's very distinctive jewelry.