Paul Lobel modernist sterling silver apple brooch. Circa mid 1950s. Lovely Patina.
Measures approximatly 1.5" by 1.5".
Marked: Lobel Sterling (difficulty in getting a clear photo) We guarantee the mark.
Mr. Lobel's work is featured in the book "Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960".
Here is his obituary, from Feb 17, 1983 NY Times:Paul A. Lobel, a Rumanian-born American who was a strong contributor to the development of modern design in the United States, died in New York City last Friday.
He was 83 years old.
Mr. Lobel participated in the first industrial-design show presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1929, and designed work in many materials. With the Benduro bent-glass process that he created, he made tableware that was honored at the Paris Decorative Arts Exhibition of 1937. His silver sculpture series ''Shining Birds and Silver Beasts'' was shown at the Museum of Natural History in 1949.
He is survived by his wife, Maizie, and four children