Vintage 1960s Brutalist Cuff Bracelet Modernist Pewter
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This is a pewter and stainless steel bracelet made in a distinctive modernist/brutalist style. The piece is signed, but difficult to make out. The work, however, is very typical of Robert Larin, who worked with pewter in the “lost wax” method, unusual for pewter as it is most often reserved for more precious metals.. Larin worked from 1968 to 1977, mostly in pewter that he would accent with electroplated silver and oxidation. 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. The signature on this features the distinctive “R.”, but Larin is illegible. It is also stamped “LD”, perhaps for “Larin Design”.
This bracelet features a square piece made in an oxidized textured background with a rough linear design. The center of the piece has an amethyst stone affixed to it. It is attached to a flexible stainless steel cuff band. It is in very good condition - the only defects are a tiny impact surface chip, visible only under very close inspection, and a small defect to the back of the band, original to the making of the piece. The cuff measures 5 3/4” around on the inside and the square front measures 1 1/8” across the slots, for a total inside dimension of about 6 7/8” - it measures 1 3/16” across in width.
A great piece of modernist brutalist jewelry to add to your collection.