Rare Handwrought Midcentury Mod Sterling Cufflinks by Harry Osaki (Item #PM-osakicuffs)
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Hard to find handwrought Sterling silver cufflinks with vertical stripes by modernist jeweler Harry Osaki (Pasadena, CA). The rectangular faces measure 1/2" x 3/4" and are approximately 1/16" thick. The simple but elegant design features 5 parallel recessed grooves with black oxidation for contrast. The toggle fasteners are connected to the faces by a swiveling mechanism (see additional photos). The back of each cufflink is marked: HAND-WROUGHT, OSAKI, STERLING. The fasteners are marked: STER PAT 2472958. They are in very good condition with normal light wear from use (minor surface scratches and tarnish/patina).
Harry Osaki (1914-1999) was a noted mid-century modernist jeweler from Pasadena, CA. He worked in silver and gold, and his jewelry and metalware are quite rare and difficult to find. Osaki's designs are well executed and consequently highly collectible. A Sterling and pearl brooch by Harry Osaki is depicted in Warman's Jewelry, 1st Edition by Christie Romero.