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DESCRIPTIONThe next jewelry auction on June 14, 2011 in Boston features vintage watches, spectacular diamonds, and a collection of jewelry by Margret Craver, an artist whose work has never before been to auction. Skinner is at the forefront of the fine jewelry market, promoting one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces that are balanced, beautiful, and wearable. The Skinner Jewelry department offers estate and antique jewelry from the 19th and 20th centuries to contemporary artist designed pieces. For more information on consigning diamond jewelry, antique jewelry, or vintage watches, contact the department at 617-874-4313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sale 2550B June 14, 2011 Boston
specialists in charge
Victoria BratbergDepartment Director617.874.4305
Jewelry Department - 617.874.4313
General Inquiries: email@example.com
Sunday, June 12, 2011 12 to 5 p.m.
Monday, June 13, 2011 12 to 7 p.m.
Tel: 617.874.4318Fax: 617.350.5429
cover: 841; front interior cover: 459 (detail); back cover: 822
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10 a.m.
63 Park Plaza
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table of contents
1 Auction & Specialist Information
2 Web Site & Online Bidding
4 Event Announcement
5 Provenance & Notes
7 Lots 1-851
137 List of Makers
138 Conditions of Sale
139 Absentee Bid Form
140 Company Directors & Specialty Departments
141 Administrative Staff & Client Services
142 Map & Driving Directions
143 Catalogue Subscription Form
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SKINNER invites you to attend an
Auction Preview & Jewelry Clinic
Sunday, June 12th, 12:00 5:00 p.m.
As a complement to its auction preview, Skinner invites you to participate in a Jewelry Clinic, hosted by Mr. Hagop Matossian from Bostonian Jewelers. Mr. Matossian, an antique and period jewelry restoration expert, is viewed by his peers in the industry as a pioneer in laser restoration techniques. For the past 25 years, he has collaborated with dealers and private collectors on restoration and alteration projects. He
will be available for individual consultations concerning items in the auction throughout the afternoon.
All preview attendees invited.
Bostonian Jewelers & Manufacturers, Inc., located in downtown Boston in the Jewelers Exchange Building, specializes in estate and period restoration, and custom design and manufacturing of jewelry.
Family-owned and operated since 1969, Bostonian Jewelers uses the latest in laser technology, and can restore even the most intricate of antique and period jewelry in platinum, gold, sterling silver, and
base metal, as well as complicated enamel work.
Please join us for a
Gallery Talk & Reception
Margret Craver: A Singular Silversmith andJeweler of the Twentieth Century
presented by Jeannine FalinoCurator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City
Wednesday June 8th, 6:30 p.m.
Skinners Boston Gallery
63 Park Plaza
RSVP to 617.350.5400
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Lots 426-460: Jewelry from the Estate of Margret Craver Withers
Lots 95, 461: From the Collection of Mary Brenda Cortell
A Collector of Artist-designed Jewelry
A Duxbury, Massachusetts, Estate
A New Hampshire Estate
A New York Collector
A Baltimore, Maryland, Estate
A Newton, Massachusetts, Collector
Note Regarding Colored StonesPurchasers are reminded that colored stones and diamonds may be enhanced by using one or more techniques, including but not limited to: clarity enhancement, resins, and heat treatments.
Skinner makes no warranty express or implied to the buyer as to whether a natural stone has been enhanced.
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1.18kt Gold, Gem-set, and Diamond Necklace, Esti Frederica, set with circular cabochon blue topaz, citrine, pink and green tourmaline, and amethyst, further set with full-cut diamond mle, approx. total wt. 1.20 cts., 73.5 dwt, lg. 16 in. $3,000-4,000
2.Two 18kt Gold Gem-set Bracelets, both set with various colored stone cabochons, 63.1 dwt, lg. 7, 7 in. $2,200-2,800
3.14kt Gold and Citrine Earclips, each bezel-set with a fancy-cut citrine measuring approx. 11.70 x 9.70 x 7.00 mm, 9.1 dwt, lg. 3/4 in. $400-600
4.18kt Gold Earclips, Barry Kieselstein-Cord, each of abstract form, 29.2 dwt, lg. 1 1/8 in., signed. $1,800-2,200
5.18kt Gold and Peridot Ring, bezel-set with a cushion-shape peridot measuring approx. 14.30 x 9.50 x 7.30 mm, shaped mount, size 5 1/2, signed Drake. $400-600
6.18kt Gold and Blue Topaz Ring, bezel-set with six emerald-cut blue topaz, 9.2 dwt, size 6. $300-500
7.18kt Gold Dragons Head Necklace and Bracelet, the necklace composed of two dragons heads completed by a woven brown leather cord, bracelet en suite, lg. 19, 9 in. $600-800
8.14kt Gold Suite, the necklace bezel-set with an ancient-style coin suspended from thick curb links, earclips en suite, 40.3 dwt, both set with diamond simulants, lg. 15 7/8, 1 in., (one simulant missing). $1,000-1,500
9.14kt Gold Charm Bracelet, composed of circular links suspending an 18kt gold and amazonite charm, 40.6 dwt, lg. 7 in. $1,000-1,500
10.18kt Gold Gem-set Necklace, composed of three charms set with various cabochons including carnelian, pink tourmaline, citrine, amethyst, and others, suspended from a circular link chain, 29.1 dwt, lg. 16, drop 3 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500
11.18kt Gold Bracelet, the wide strap composed of three rows of braided mesh links, 48.6 dwt, lg. 8 in. $2,000-3,000
12.18kt Gold Charm Bracelet, Tiffany & Co., composed of three charms: an angel, heart, and a teddy bear, suspended from a hinged link chain to accommodate additional charms, 21.0 dwt, lg. 7 1/2 in., all signed, boxed. $1,500-2,000
13.18kt Gold Brooch, Helen Woodhull, 2002, depicting a chariot with horses, 9.1 dwt, lg. 1 1/4 in., signed. $400-600
14.18kt Gold and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co., designed as flexible X motif links set with full-cut diamond mle, size 6, signed. $400-600
15.18kt Gold Atlas Bracelet, Tiffany & Co., c. 1995, designed as a cuff, 23.5 dwt, interior cir. 7 in., signed. $1,500-2,000
16.18kt White Gold and Labradorite Tank Ring, Cartier, c. 2000, set with a square cabochon labradorite, size 8, no. K42342, signed. $500-700
17.18kt Gold Earpendants, Tiffany & Co., 2002, each designed as a hinged hoop, 6.4 dwt, lg. 1/2 in., signed, boxed. $300-500
18.18kt Gold Bracelet, composed of circular and textured oval links, 29.0 dwt, lg. 8 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500
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19.18kt Gold Bracelet, a hinged, hammered and polished bangle, 34.7 dwt, interior cir. 6 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500
20.18kt Gold Necklace, a ribbed design hammered torque, 62.5 dwt, interior cir. 14 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000
21.18kt Gold Earclips, each with a ribbed design, 12.3 dwt, lg. 1 3/8 in. $350-550
22.18kt Gold Bracelet, composed of textured and engraved links, 43.5 dwt, lg. 7 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000
23.18kt Gold and Diamond Brooch and Earclips, Esti Frederica, each depicting mythical scenes, the brooch set with full-cut diamond mle, 44.0 dwt, lg. 1 1/8, 2 in., signed. $1,500-2,000
24.Two 18kt Gold, Enamel, and Gem-set Turtle Brooches, each with polychrome enamel shell, and pear-shape citrine or emerald head with full-cut diamond mle accents, 22.1 dwt, lg. 1 3/4 in., French import stamps. $1,500-2,000
25.18kt Gold and Enamel Brooch, designed as textured leaves with red enamel grapes, full-cut diamond mle accents, 21.7 dwt, lg. 2 3/4 in. $700-900
26.18kt Gold and Enamel Earclips, each of abstract form with green enamel accents, 10.8 dwt, lg. 7/8 in. $300-500
27.14kt Gold and Hardstone Necklace and Earpendants, the fancy link chain spaced by green chalcedony and carnelian beads, suspending a fringe of circular link chain, earpendants en suite, 60.8 dwt, lg. 24, 3, 2 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000
28.18kt Gold Brooch, Tiffany & Co., designed as a