Gilded Silver Brooch by Ilya Schor

American, New York fully marked and dated 1942 on reverse, marked sterlingRectangular abstract representation of a man, woman, and two children in a truck; the animated figures pierced chased and engraved with varying patternsBorn in Galicia in 1904, Ilya Schor came to New York in 1941 and earned his renown crafting detailed Jewish ceremonial objects, jewellery, paintings, and woodcuts – one of the most talented artists to have left Eastern Europe, his work is now much sought after.
A similar but unsigned piece was sold at Phillips, Sept. 1997, lot 261 for $2,1001 1/2″ long