Vintage Figural Pins by Artisan Bill Schiffer
Two figural black plastic pins by Bill Schiffer, embellished in plastic and glass rhinestones and cabcohons. This group includes a silhouetted man with a hat, signed and dated 1988 to the back; and a dancing man, signed and dated 1989 to the back.
- This item has been evaluated and verified by an independent Graduate Gemologist. (DCCREN).
- All diamond and gemstone grading is done under GIA standards as the mounting permits, where gemstones are present; where mountings impede accurate measurements, (estimated) dimensions are provided. All weights and measurements are estimated and approximate. Industry standard and accepted treatments for gemstones are assumed unless otherwise noted.
Born in New York, Bill Schiffer rose to prominence as a painter and sculptor in the early 1980’s. Though he still works in many two dimensional and three dimensional art mediums, Schiffer is most well known for his unique handcrafted jewelry, which he started designing after a foray experimenting with wearable art in the fashion scene. Bill Schiffer’s art and jewelry has been shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, as well as major museums in Italy, Japan, Germany and the United States. His work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, Women’s Wear Daily, Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.
- minor markings throughout; one loose plastic stone on slender pin
- measured the widest pin.