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The 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


<p>SKINNERFine JewelrySale 2550B June 14, 2011 Boston</p> <p>Fine Jewelryspecialists in charge</p> <p>Victoria Bratberg Department Director 617.874.4305</p> <p>John Colasacco 617.874.4310</p> <p>Julie Khouri 617.874.4309</p> <p>Jewelry Department - 617.874.4313 General Inquiries:</p> <p>auction 2550B Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts previewSunday, June 12, 2011 Monday, June 13, 2011 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 7 p.m.</p> <p>absentee biddingTel: 617.874.4318 Fax: 617.350.5429 Online:</p> <p>general inquiries617.350.5400View all lots online at</p> <p>cover : 841 ; front interior cover : 459</p> <p>( detail );</p> <p>back cover : 822</p> <p>Register Preview and Bid Live Online</p> <p>Preview Auctions OnlineFlip through the pages of our interactive virtual catalogues, or view all lots in an upcoming auction to browse through images and detailed lot information. You can also download and print a PDF file of a catalogue.</p> <p>Bid Live Online with SkinnerLive!Get the live auction experience from your home or office with SkinnerLive! Register in advance for an auction to bid online in real time.</p> <p>Find Items with Lot AlertFind out immediately when items you like are available at auction. Lot Alert searches upcoming Skinner auctions for items matching your interests, and automatically emails you when an item is posted in the online catalogue.</p> <p>Read the Skinner BlogKeep up on market trends with tips from our expert appraisers. Discover the stories behind the art and antiques Skinner offers at auction, and add your own comments to join the conversation.</p> <p>Track Lots and Leave Absentee BidsWhile previewing any auction online, you can ask specialists questions with a lot inquiry, keep a list of items that interest you with Track Lots, or place secure and confidential online absentee bids.</p> <p>Get Email Updates on Auctions and EventsSubscribe to the Skinner email list to receive monthly auction schedules, invitations to events, and notification when auction previews and catalogues are posted to the website. Email to join.</p> <p></p> <p>table of contents</p> <p>1 2 4 5 7 137 138 139 140 141 142 143</p> <p>Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Event Announcement Provenance &amp; Notes Lots 1-851 List of Makers Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors &amp; Specialty Departments Administrative Staff &amp; Client Services Map &amp; Driving Directions Catalogue Subscription Form</p> <p>Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 138 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved</p> <p>Please join us for a</p> <p>Gallery Talk &amp; ReceptionMargret Craver: A Singular Silversmith and Jeweler of the Twentieth Centurypresented by Jeannine FalinoCurator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City</p> <p>Wednesday June 8th, 6:30 p.m.Skinners Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza RSVP to 617.350.5400</p> <p>SKINNER invites you to attend anAuction Preview &amp; Jewelry ClinicSunday, 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 &amp; 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.</p> <p>4</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>Provenance</p> <p>Lots 426-460: Jewelry from the Estate of Margret Craver Withers</p> <p>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</p> <p>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.</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>5</p> <p>1</p> <p>4</p> <p>2 5</p> <p>3 6</p> <p>6</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>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</p> <p>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 &amp; 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 &amp; Co., designed as flexible X motif links set with full-cut diamond mle, size 6, signed. $400-600 15. 18kt Gold Atlas Bracelet, Tiffany &amp; 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 &amp; 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</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>7</p> <p>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</p> <p>28. 18kt Gold Brooch, Tiffany &amp; Co., designed as a bow, 9.5 dwt, lg. 1 7/8 in., signed. $400-600 29. 18kt Gold and Lapis Bead Necklace, Angela Cummings, c. 1984, composed of lapis beads measuring approx. 4.00 mm, accented with abstract egg beads measuring approx. 17.50 x 14.50 mm, lg. 42 in., signed. $700-900 30. 14kt Gold, Sterling Silver, and Hematite Nocturne Necklace/ Brooch, Ert, made by Circle Fine Art Corp., no. 31/125, lg. 17, 4 in., boxed. Note: Pictured in Ert: Art to Wear, p. 56. $500-700 31. 14kt Gold, Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearl, and Diamond Nocturne Necklace/Brooch, Ert, made by Circle Fine Art Corp., no. 59/250, lg. 17, 3 1/2 in., boxed. Note: Pictured in Ert: Art to Wear, p. 57. $600-800 32. 14kt Gold Bracelet, composed of abstract oval polished and textured links, 30.5 dwt, lg. 7 1/2 in. $900-1,200 33. 14kt Gold Bracelet, composed of fancy and ropetwist links, 45.1 dwt, lg. 7 in. $1,200-1,500 34. 14kt Gold Charm Bracelet, the wide strap composed of fancy links, suspending a square white topaz measuring approx. 34.00 x 34.00 x 20.10 mm, 70.8 dwt, lg. 7 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 35. 14kt Gold Necklace and Ring, the necklace composed of lily padshaped links, ring en suite, 48.1 dwt, lg. 17 1/4 in., size 8. $1,800-2,000</p> <p>8</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>19</p> <p>20</p> <p>21</p> <p>23</p> <p>22</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>9</p> <p>36. 14kt Gold, Sapphire, and Diamond Ring, bezel-set with an oval sapphire measuring approx. 6.10 x 4.80 x 3.30 mm, further set with rose-cut diamond mle, 6.6 dwt, size 8. $600-800 37. 18kt Gold Earpendants, each designed as a hinged doorknocker, 21.2 dwt, lg. 1 3/4 in. $600-800 38. Two 18kt Gold Bracelets, each designed as a domed hinged bangle, 67.6 dwt, interior cir. 6 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000 39. 18kt Gold Earclips, each of bomb form, 11.6 dwt, lg. 1 in. $300-400 40. 18kt Gold, Green Chalcedony, and Diamond Necklace, designed as large oval links set with four green chalcedony square cabochons, further set with full-cut diamond mle, 118.4 dwt, lg. 18 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000 41. 18kt Gold Bead Earclips, each bead measuring approx. 19.50 mm, 8.3 dwt. $150-200 42. 18kt Gold Ring, Henry Dunay, 15.9 dwt, size 8, makers mark. $500-700 43. 14kt Gold Ring, of abstract form, 11.3 dwt, size 5. $300-500 44. 18kt Gold, Coral, Onyx, and Diamond Ring, set with an oval cabochon coral, surmounted by full-cut diamond mle highlights, framed by curved onyx, size 5, French import stamp. $2,400-2,800</p> <p>45. Group of 14kt Gold Jewelry Items, including a textured bead necklace, two pairs of earclips, and a ring, 66.4 dwt, lg. 24, 3/4, 1/2 in., size 6. $2,000-3,000 46. Two Pairs of 14kt Gold Earclips, one pair of domed Florentine finish, the other of domed ropetwist design, 22.2 dwt, lg. 1, 3/4 in. $600-800 47. 14kt Gold Bamboo Bracelet, designed as a hinged bangle, 15.1 dwt, interior cir. 6 in. $400-500 48. 18kt Gold and Diamond Lion Pendant, set with a full-cut diamond, 37.3 dwt, lg. 2 3/4 in. $1,200-1,500 49. 18kt Gold Necklace, H. Stern, composed of tubular textured beads stung on plastic cord, 48.4 dwt, lg. 117 in., makers mark. $3,000-4,000 50. U.S. Liberty Head Ten Dollar Gold Coin, 1897, 10.7 dwt.</p> <p>$400-600</p> <p>51. Swiss 20 Franc Gold Coin Pendant/Brooch, mounted by Gbelin, the coin within an abstract mount, 13.2 dwt, dia. 1 5/8 in., makers mark. $600-800 52. 1924 Saint-Gaudens Twenty Dollar Gold Coin-mounted Pendant, framed by a 14kt gold ropetwist mount, suspended from rope link chain, 36.7 dwt, lg. 2, 30 1/4 in. $1,200-1,800 53. Three Gold Fobs, one with an 1820 British gold sovereign, another with a 14kt gold pendant depicting Alexander, the third of 18kt gold fancy links with graduating lapis beads. $300-500</p> <p>10</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>37</p> <p>38</p> <p>39 40</p> <p>41</p> <p>43 42 44</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>11</p> <p>54. Gold Coin Bracelet, designed with one U.S. Liberty Head five dollar and six foreign gold coins in elaborate bezels suspended from 18kt gold curb links, 107.9 dwt. $3,500-4,500 55. 22kt Gold Necklace and Earclips, Zolotas, the necklace designed as fancy-shaped hammered and matte-finished links, earclips en suite, 101.6 dwt, lg. 1 3/4, 16 in., signed. $5,000-6,000 56. 18kt Gold Earclips, Vahe Naltchayan, each designed as an abstract heart, 9.8 dwt, lg. 1 in., signed. $200-300 57. Two Rings, Zolotas, both of hammered abstract design, one 22kt gold, the other sterling silver, size 6, signed. $500-600 58. 18kt Gold and Diamond Lions Head Ring, Lalaounis, set with ruby mle eyes and rose-cut diamond accents, 11.5 dwt, size 5 1/2, signed. $500-700 59. 18kt Gold Bracelet, composed of tubular and abstract links, 33.5 dwt, lg. 7 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000 60. 18kt Gold Earclips, Paloma Picasso, Tiffany &amp; Co., each designed as a hammered heart, lg. 1 in., signed. $1,500-2,000</p> <p>61. 18kt Gold and Diamond Brooch, SeidenGang, designed as a tapered spiral set with full-cut diamond mle, 16.9 dwt, lg. 3 1/2 in., signed. $600-800 62. 22kt Gold Calfs Head Ring, Lalaounis, 6.1 dwt, size 8, signed. $400-600 63. Three Pairs of Gold Earpendants, a pair of 18kt gold hoops, and two pairs of 14kt gold hoops, 19.5 dwt, lg. 1 3/8, 1 1/2, 1 1/4 in. $400-600 64. 14kt Gold and Enamel Earclips, each oval ribbed form with blue enamel highlights, 8.3 dwt, lg. 3/4 in. $300-500 65. 14kt Gold Bracelet, composed of woven and mesh links, 27.6 dwt, lg. 6 3/4 in. $500-700 66. 14kt Gold Chain, of braided fancy links, 19.1 dwt, lg. 23 1/2 in. $600-800 67. Two 14kt Gold Bracelets, each composed of circular links, 29.6 dwt, lg. 7 1/2, 7 1/4 in. $600-800 68. 14kt Gold Bracelet, composed of interlocking links, 26.6 dwt, lg. 6 1/2 in. $700-900</p> <p>12</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>55</p> <p>56</p> <p>57</p> <p>58</p> <p>60</p> <p>59</p> <p>61</p> <p>62</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>13</p> <p>69. 14kt Gold Necklace, composed of tw...</p>