Vintage Brutalist Gold Plated Pewter Bracelet Robert Larin Modernist 1960s
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This is a bracelet made in a distinctive modernist/brutalist style. The piece is signed R.L., which stands for Robert Larin. The work is typical of Robert Larin, who worked in the “lost wax” method and produced these types of designs. Larin worked from 1968 to 1977, mostly in pewter - this appears to be gold plated pewter, fairly rare as Larin typically did not plate in gold very often. He employed some 25 workers at his Papineau St. workshop, located in Montreal.
This bracelet features H shaped pieces made with toned grooves accented with raised disc shapes and linked together with rings. It is in very good condition. The bracelet measures 7 1/4” laid out straight and 1 1/16” across in width. It weighs 1.6 oz. It is less substantial than most Larin pieces that I’ve seen, but I think that it may be an early example of his work.
This is a nice example of Larin’s very distinctive jewelry - very collectible!