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ONE OF A KIND Vintage 1950s James Parker Modernist TIE BAR

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ONE OF A KIND Vintage 1950s James Parker Modernist TIE BAR


For sale here is a one of a kind striking vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver mid-century geometric design tie bar clip by California modernist James Parker of San Diego. Parker's jewelry is very rare, and this is an especially fine one of a kind example as well! This exact clip was shown in the exhibition, 'San Diego Craft Revolution' at the Mingei Museum in San Diego California in 2011-12, and is pictured in the book from the exhibition on page 59 in the section on Parker. James Parker's work was also featured in the California Design exhibitions in Pasadena and other design and art books from the 1960s and 70s. He was a member of the Allied Craftsmen in San Diego for over 30 years. This one of a kind clip measures 2" by 3/8", and weighs a hefty 15 grams total. Marked at back as shown with Parker's distinctive maker's mark of conjoined JP in an oval-shaped reserve with pointed ends, also "Hand Made" and "Sterling". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. Shipping includes full insurance. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.


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Primary Material: Sterling silver

Size: 2" by 3/8"

Pattern: Modernist

Color: Silver

Condition: Used
An item that has been used previously. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

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