Midweek Modness: Kay Denning Enamel On Copper Bracelet

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I’m a sucker for enamel jewellery, especially from the 1950s to ’70s. Whilst researching this style of bijoux, I always come across the name of designer Kay Denning, but I’ve never actually found one of her works until last Wednesday. I picked up this wounded, signed piece at the Value Village for $4.

I don’t know a lot about Denning other than she worked for Bovano of Chester, CT in the 1960s and 1970s. She is best known for the rich deep glow of her enamels, which was accomplished by using raised “Cookies”of glass.

Denning’s work is also quite collectible, with minty pieces going for over $400.

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