Rare Janet Cooper Bottle Cap Necklace & Bracelet - Wearable Folk Art
Rare Janet Cooper vintage Bottle Cap necklace and bracelet from the 1980's. This massive necklace is created out of vintage bottle caps with a detachable figural woman brooch in the centre. The bracelet is simple and is made out of four bottle caps.
This is a spectacular museum quality piece of American wearable Folk Art.
Berkshire County artist Janet Cooper recycles memorabilia into art and craft. In the 1980s Cooper turned a rusty bottle cap collection into a unique bottle cap jewelry business that sold jewelry to stores, galleries, and museum shops throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. During those years she accumulated a million vintage bottle caps, thousands of tobacco tags, and hundreds of vintage tin cans.
The necklace chain measures approx. 18" in total length. Each grouping of 3 bottle caps measures approx. 4" long x 1.25" wide The figural brooch in the centre measures approx. 5.25" long x 2" wide. The bracelet measures approx. 8" long x 1.25" wide. When closed the inside circumfernce measures approx. 7". No visible signature Good vintage condition with appropirate wear and patina for age. Minor cork loss on the back.