ED WIENER Vintage Sterling Silver Modernist Cuff Bracelet
Ed Wiener was a Manhattan-based New York jewelry designer who became known for his unique abstract and modernist designs. Not formerly trained as a jeweler, Wiener was mostly self-taught and used his knowledge of silversmithing at the onset of his career. He began making jewelry in 1946 and initially worked mostly in silver, though he later gravitated towards gold and began incorporating gemstones and pearls into his designs throughout his years as a designer. His unique designs are both creative and visually striking, appealing to a wide audience. Now, even two decades after his death, his wonderful works of jewelry are still popular and have become very collectable!
This fabulous Vintage silver cuff bracelet is a signed Ed Wiener piece from the 1950s! Made of sterling silver, this unique bracelet has a bold, asymmetrical design. A wide silver band wraps around the wrist, forming the base of the bracelet. One side has a cutout section, while the opposite side fans into a point. Overlapping the base is a silver strand that swoops from one end of the cuff to the other, giving the piece an unusual 3-dimensional abstract look. At the back of the bracelet is an opening where it can be easily slipped on and off the wearer's wrist. The inside of the cuff is signed "ED WIENER" and is also stamped "STERLING." A very modernist piece, this fashionable bracelet makes a fabulous statement and would be a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurement: The inside of the bracelet (where your wrist would rest) measures approximately 2 1/2" wide and 2" tall. The front of the bracelet measures between 2" - 2 1/2" tall depending on the side, and the front is approximately 2 3/4" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. There is only some minor normal surface wear, which is not unusual for a Vintage sterling cuff, and is not noticeable when worn, but could easily be polished if desired.