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Vintage Francisco Rebajes Brooch New York Artisan 1940s 1950s copper metalsmith Ubangi Face Pin

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Francisco Rebajes original Ubangi Face Brooch.
Vintage - crafted in copper in the 1940s & 50s.
3" tall x 1 3/4" at the widest point. (earrings are movable).

Some info on Rebajes from the web ::
"He was among the first craft jewelers in Greenwich Village, New York City. Rebajes came to New York in 1922 from his native Dominican Republic at the age of 16. Knowing little English, he found a way to support himself working in cafeterias. In 1932, Francisco married Pauline Schwartz. Still without money, he and Pauline were given shelter, in a basement, from a kind friend. Here is where Rebajes used an old set of plumbers' tools to create a collection of animals from tin cans. Those sculptures were then exhibited on an ironing board at the first Washington Square outdoor show. The result of this showing ended with the director of the Whitney Mueseum, Juliana Force, buying all of the pieces Rebajes created. Next spawning Rebajes' first store on 182 W. 4th Street in Greenwich Village. With gaining success and popularity in the 1950's, Rebajes opened a modern store in 5th Avenue at 37th street. This store was elaborate and modern in design." ~Rebajes.com

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write with any questions, Laura
modernbirdvintage.etsy.com

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Francisco Rebajes original Ubangi Face Brooch.
Vintage - crafted in copper in the 1940s & 50s.
3" tall x 1 3/4" at the widest point. (earrings are movable).

Some info on Rebajes from the web ::
"He was among the first craft jewelers in Greenwich Village, New York City. Rebajes came to New York in 1922 from his native Dominican Republic at the age of 16. Knowing little English, he found a way to support himself working in cafeterias. In 1932, Francisco married Pauline Schwartz. Still without money, he and Pauline were given shelter, in a basement, from a kind friend. Here is where Rebajes used an old set of plumbers' tools to create a collection of animals from tin cans. Those sculptures were then exhibited on an ironing board at the first Washington Square outdoor show. The result of this showing ended with the director of the Whitney Mueseum, Juliana Force, buying all of the pieces Rebajes created. Next spawning Rebajes' first store on 182 W. 4th Street in Greenwich Village. With gaining success and popularity in the 1950's, Rebajes opened a modern store in 5th Avenue at 37th street. This store was elaborate and modern in design." ~Rebajes.com

Happy Hunting !
write with any questions, Laura
modernbirdvintage.etsy.com

Ships with Insurance Worldwide

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(303)
Reviewed by Larissa Miller
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 2, 2018
Beautiful, substantial ring. Came quick! Thanks!
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by mdart
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 20, 2018
lovely! as described, quick shipping and wonderful customer service.
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Vintage Francisco Rebajes Brooch New York Artisan 1940s 1950s copper metalsmith Ubangi Face Pin

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Style: Mid-century
  • Material: Copper
  • Feedback: 303 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people
  • Gift message available

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