Modernist Brutalist Silver Bangle

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Brubaker50, May 13, 2019.

  1. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    C5130B2D-1682-490E-89C7-08FF3D1F7D53.jpeg I have this bangle and asked about it on the jewellery board but no one recognised it and wondered has anyone any idea who might have made it. 84E163B4-E993-4509-A402-3BFE32DF2467.jpeg D010E34A-974E-4B70-8C4B-45D12C65C065.jpeg
     
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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Sargent 925 and a squiggle? My first guess would be Israeli and after that I haven't a clue. It looks fairly recent.
     
  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    That looks like "d'argent".
     
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    ...with a squiggle.(LOL) RM maybe?
     
  5. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    Yes it says all that on the bangle that’s not what I asked I can see that for myself.
     
  6. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    I post on the boards to help people and not state the obvious if I don’t know then I don’t post simple.
     
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Brubaker, people are trying to help you.
    Since silver prices were so low during the last decades, so much jewellery was made that can't be attributed all that easily. There are thousands of manufacturers at a time, and some are only around for a few years.
    Besides, most of us know more about antiques, and often only know a bit about recently made items, even the beautiful pieces. But we still try to help.

    This is the other thread, so people know what was already written:
    https://www.antiquers.com/threads/silver-makers-mark.37106/#post-591528
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
  8. quirkygirl

    quirkygirl likes pretty old things

    Brubaker, I wish that I could tell you more information than you already know about your bracelet ... All I can add is that I found a listing for a pair of earrings with the same "d'Argent" mark. Perhaps the seller would give you some more info about their earrings - if they know any more than what little is in the listing (which I kind of doubt ... with the keywords they randomly stuck in the listing title)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Fr...955670?hash=item3fbfbfc4d6:g:FLcAAOSwXHxcNhJg
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Those earrings are a dead match for Israeli electroform silver. There were tons of makers back in the 80s and early 90s. It's possible someone knows who that is, but I don't. They're too new. I can recognize Bat Ami when I see it, but the rest... ? Nope.
     
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  10. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the information much appreciated will check out the Earrings and the Israeli Silver all the best and thank you.
     
  11. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    Just found the maker for my bangle who is G Vidal of Canada thanks for all the replies.
     
  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I never knew he worked in silver at all, just pewter. He's a famous brutalist jewelry maker, but I've only ever seen pewter.
     
  13. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    Yes he has pieces made from silver and looks like his signature.
     
  14. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Sorry, just not seeing it - perhaps you might cite some Guy Vidal pieces in silver rather than plated pewter, and/or any bearing marks like yours and firmly attributed to Vidal...

    ~Cheryl
     
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  15. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Guy Vidal marks:

    vidal-mark-1.JPG

    vidal-mark-2.JPG

    ~Cheryl
     
  16. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    View attachment 189510 5EEA7296-66BF-45F1-B4BC-DC33B23CB545.jpeg AFE1F1ED-7520-432F-8884-CF79112CA5D8.jpeg I have seen an example of his hand signed piece below and it looks like he did work in silver , not exactly the same but he did hand sign early work as far as I have been able to find out .As usual I stand corrected and and help is always appreciated by the people on these boards thank you for the time and looking .
     

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  17. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    I'm not quite following, nor do I see the same marks on your bracelet, but the sold bracelet you show is noted elsewhere as appearing in his catalog, and despite the seller calling it 'silver', it is marked only with his 2nd mark and would be silverplated pewter; the hand signed (looks like Sharpie) cufflinks are listed by the seller as 'plated pewter'. Perhaps you're finding Guy Vidal 'style' or 'inspired' pieces in sterling...

    Oddly, the only 'sterling' bracelet stated as being made by Guy Vidal that turned up in a quick search appears to be a current eBay listing for what seems to be your bracelet.

    ~Cheryl
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
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