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Madeleine Turner (often spelled Madeline Turner) was an under-appreciated mid-century New York jeweler who worked for Georg Jensen USA and also sold metalwork herself. According to the always amazing researcher Bascall, she "was born on 7 April 1905 in Augusta, Maine, father: Oliver W Turner who was born in Augusta, mother Martha M Davenport who was born in Bangor. Her father who was a physician reported the birth.

"She is later listed in a 1931 directory as a New York artist with her parent's address showing as her residence, and in the 1940 census...she is shown as a teacher of arts & crafts. She sailed to Europe in 1924 to visit and study in France, Switzerland and Italy, [and was] in Manhattan directories until at least 1946 as a jewelry designer."

Most of her work was in silver, like this beautiful fish pin:

But she also made a few higher-end pieces, like this unusual pin with turquoise and diamond stones set in 18K gold and platinum iridium:



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Beautiful pieces and wonderful to learn about an artist I knew nothing about. Thank you for sharing.

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