This is a wonderful, large handmade torch-cut metal sculpture circa 1960s. It has a wonderful presence with its organic form and modernist style. We are unable to find a signature, but several of the leaves are missing so perhaps the signature was on one of those. We believe this to be by C. Jeré, the nom de plume of artists Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. After launching in 1964 Jeré sculptures were distributed by Raymor, a cutting edge studio NYC. Under Freiler's meticulous direction, the workers - a number of whom were minorities or handicapped - sheared, crimped, torched, and welded brass, copper and other metals before coating them with luminous patinas.
Excellent vintage condition with minor signs of wear. Unlike many examples of the raindrop trees, this one is not rusty.
38 1/2” tall x about 18” wide.