Matisse Vintage Copper and Red Enamel Earrings Mid Century Modern Style

Bitchin Retro


Very retro Matisse signed cherry red enamel and copper "door knocker" earrings. Mid Century Mod at it's finest. The enamel is in great shape for 60+ years old. 

7/8" long x 3/4" wide.

Bitchin Retro Notes: These earrings are in very good vintage condition. We originally listed them with patina intact. (See last photo.) What we noticed though, was that the patina was "mottled" and there was no way to make sure that it was not preliminary verdi gris without a full polish. (Verdis gris is akin to jewelry rust, and will eventually damage the piece.) We think they polished up beautifully. We have provided several photos showing flea bites, largely on the backs. The "dimpled" enamel on the back sides are from the original enameling process, and not flea bites. With the rounded copper half circles, and convex application of the enamel, these earrings were very hard to photograph without our camera and lights reflecting at all angles. We have tried to provide enough photos for you to see around the reflections. Please see condition descriptions below.

Vintage jewelry is rarely perfect. We will do our best to note any obvious flaws, but flea bites, and small scratches are to be expected. Please view all photos with zoom to see characteristics of this listing, and note the measurements provided, as we use a telephoto lens to show as much visual detail as we can, and this may enhance size perception. We would be happy to answer any questions, or provide additional photos. 

Condition Descriptions: 

Excellent = very little to no visible wear, though minimal flea bites/scratches may be seen thru a loupe or magnification. 

Very Good = normal wear and tear typical for the age which can be seen up close, as well as flea bites/scratches seen thru a loupe.

Average = significant wear seen with and without a loupe. We will note specifics and provide photos. 

We want you to be happy with your purchase, and have provided information to highlight the features and any imperfections or vintage love on our pieces. We also share condition descriptions (and lots of pictures) so that you are aware of how we arrived at our opinion. If despite our best efforts we miss something, we will be happy to work with you. 

Give us an opportunity to make it right...because we will. 

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