1980s Vintage ACME Studios Frank Lloyd Wright Coonley #4 Cloisonne Post Earrings
WOW!!! My designer heart went pitter pat when I found these 1980s ACME Studios Frank Lloyd Wright Coonley #4 Cloisonne Post Earrings.
Each piece of Acme Studios jewellery was handmade using a delicate cloisonne process, making every piece unique and of the finest quality.
These particular earrings were inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright Coonley Playhouse Stained glass window he designed when the house was built. And were often sold at galleries and/or during exhibitions of Wright's work.
The Avery Coonley House, also known as the Coonley House or Coonley Estate was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Constructed 1908-12, this is a residential estate of several buildings built on the banks of the Des Plaines River in Riverside, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. It is itself a National Historic Landmark.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed a window for the "Playhouse," a kindergarten with a stage, at the Coonley Residence . The design, with its flag and colourful balloons, was inspired by parades. This period of design is known at the Arts and Crafts era.
Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, whose creative period spanned more than 70 years, designing more than 1,000 structures, of which 532 were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.
Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time."
These ACME Studios capture the very essence and quality of the Wright's designs.
Measure 0.75" square.
Quality post earrings.
Acme Studio stamp on the back
Materials: silver tone metal, cloisonné
Condition is very good to excellent.
Earrings have been gently cleaned with alcohol and are ready to wear.