Wonderful Mod Sterling Fish Tie Bar by Paul Lobel (Item #PM-lobelfish)
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Wonderful minimalist mid-century American tie bar with abstract fish by Paul Lobel (New York City, NY). It measures 7/16" by 2 1/2", and is made of heavy gauge silver. An applied twisted wire forms the fish for dimensionality, and the background under the wire is oxidized to provide contrast. The back is signed: LOBEL STERLING. The piece is in very good condition with light surface scratches from use which do not detract.
Paul Lobel is one of the best known American modernist jewelry designers, and his work is very desirable. He often employed motifs of animals, musical instruments, or flowers into his abstract designs. More information on Paul Lobel, as well as examples of his jewelry and sculpture, can be found on pages 56-60 of "Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960" by Marbeth Schon. Examples are also pictured in the "Warman's Jewelry" book series by Christie Romero (pages 192, 193, & color insert in 1st edition, pages 166, 167, & 173 in 2nd edition, and pages 168, 170, & 173 in 3rd edition) and in "Silver Jewelry Designs" by Nancy Schiffer.