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As one of the nation's leading auction houses for antiques & fine art, Skinner is renowned among both dealers and collectors for its auctions of Fine Jewelry. Highlights of the September sale include a number of rare and impressive colored diamonds and gemstones, the vast jewelry collection of famed ballroom dancer, Verna E. Winegar, and a wide selection of unique art deco inspired pieces. More than 650 lots will be featured in this auction. For further information, please contact Skinners Fine Jewelry department at 617-350-5400 or


<p>SKINNERFine JewelrySale 2471 September 15, 2009 Boston</p> <p>Fine JewelrySPECIALISTS IN CHARGE</p> <p>Gloria Lieberman 617.874.4305</p> <p>Assistants: Sheila Barron Smithie, F.G.A., G.G., ext. 4309 John Colasacco, ext. 4310</p> <p>Jewelry Department - 617.874.4313 General Inquiries:</p> <p>AUCTION 2471 Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 10 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts</p> <p>PREVIEWSunday, September 13, 2009 Monday, September 14, 2009 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 7 p.m.</p> <p>ABSENTEE BIDDINGTel: 617.874.4318 Fax: 617.350.5429 View lots and bid online: www.skinnerinc.comIllustrated catalogue #2471 available for $35 by mail, $42 overseas</p> <p>COVER : 652 ; FRONTISPIECE : 308 ; BACK COVER : 635</p> <p>Register Preview and Bid Live Online at</p> <p>Preview OnlineSkinner makes previewing online anytime from your home or office easy and convenient. View all lots in the auction in order, many with multiple views. You can also flip through the pages of our interactive virtual catalog or download the catalog PDF to your desktop.</p> <p>Absentee Bidding/Tracking LotsSkinners website accepts absentee bids up to one hour before an auction begins. Once youve placed your bids, use Track Lots to track those items and see their selling prices. You can also use Track Lots to track the selling price of items youre simply curious about, whether youve bid on them or not.</p> <p>Lot AlertLet Skinners Lot Alert do your searching for you! Lot Alert continuously searches Skinners upcoming auctions for items that interest you, and automatically emails you when an item matches your interest profile. Visit and click on the Buy/Sell tab to find out more about Lot Alert.</p> <p>Bid Live Online with Skinner-Live!Theres nothing like bidding live at an auctionand now Skinner brings that live auction experience to our website with Skinner-Live! Visit and click on the Buy/Sell tab to learn more about bidding live online with Skinner-Live!</p> <p>2</p> <p>TABLE OF CONTENTS</p> <p>1 2 4 5 7 110 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119</p> <p>Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Event Announcement Provenance &amp; Notes Lots 1-652 List of Makers Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors &amp; Specialty Departments Administrative Staff &amp; Client Services Map &amp; Driving Directions Parking &amp; Accomodations Dining Catalogue Subscription Form</p> <p>Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 112 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2009 All rights reserved</p> <p>SKINNER invites you to attend a</p> <p>Jewelry Clinic &amp; Gallery TalkSunday, September 13th 12:00 5:00 p.m. Schedule of Events: 12:30 p.m. Gallery Talk Color: a Discussion on Colored Diamonds and GemstonesPresented by Gloria Lieberman, Director of Skinners Fine Jewelry department</p> <p>12:00 5:00 p.m. Auction Preview &amp; Jewelry ClinicAs a complement to its auction preview, Skinner invites you to participate in its 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.</p> <p>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</p> <p>ProvenanceThe Estate of Verna E. Winegar The Estate of Rockwell C. Tenney The Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont A Cambridge, Massachusetts Collector A New York Collector of Antique Jewelry A North Shore Estate</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>2 3</p> <p>1</p> <p>4</p> <p>6</p> <p>5</p> <p>7</p> <p>8</p> <p>9</p> <p>1. Silver, Amber, and Malachite Brooch, Georg Jensen, 1915-30, depicting a stylized bellflower with malachite and amber buds and berries, wd. 1 5/8 in., no. 148, signed GI 830 Copenhagen. Note: Illustrated in Georg Jensen: A Tradition of Splendid Silver, by Janet Drucker, p. 75. $800-1,200</p> <p>8. Sterling Silver Bracelet and Ring, Georg Jensen, each with dove and berry motifs, the bracelet no. 102B, the ring no. 68, lg. 7 1/4 in., size 6, signed Georg Jensen, Denmark. $400-600</p> <p>2. Sterling Silver and Lapis Bird Brooch, Georg Jensen, designed as a dove amongst foliage, with lapis cabochon accents, dia. 1 3/4 in., no. 123, marked G with decorative J superimposed, Denmark. $200-400</p> <p>9. Sterling Silver and Turquoise Brooch, Mary Gage, the abstract floral form with applied abstract beads and wirework, turquoise bead accent, wd. 1 3/4 in. $150-250</p> <p>3. Arts &amp; Crafts Sterling Silver Pendant/Brooch and Earclips, Kalo, Chicago, the pendant/brooch designed as an abstract flower, the earclips as domed forms, both with bead accents, dia. 1 7/8 and 3/4 in., signed. $200-300</p> <p>10. Sterling Silver Bracelet, Georg Jensen, designed as molded ovals in high relief, lg. 7 in., no. 215, signed Georg Jensen Denmark. $600-800</p> <p>4. Arts &amp; Crafts Sterling Silver Brooch, Bezalel, Jerusalem, c. 1920s, depicting Moses revealing the Ten Commandments, flanked by scrolling wirework and florets, lg. 2 1/4 in., signed. Note: The Bezalel School, named for the architect of the Temple, was founded in 1903 in the Arts &amp; Crafts tradition, with the purpose of creating a national style of Jewish Art that would blend European and Middle Eastern traditions. Like their counterparts in England, Austria, and Germany, craftsmen produced objects in a wide range of media, including silver, leather, wood, and fabric. Artists and designers were European trained, but those who executed the metal works were primarily immigrant Yemeni silversmiths continuing the craft of their forebears. $200-300</p> <p>11. Sterling Silver Brooch, Georg Jensen, designed as an abstract bow, no. 335, wd. 2 1/4 in., signed. $300-500</p> <p>12. Mexican Sterling Silver Bracelet, of fancy domed links, lg. 8 in. $100-200</p> <p>13. Three Pieces of Sterling Silver Jewelry, a Mexican silver brooch, Maricela, and set of fur clips, together with a pair of leaf earclips, N.E. From, Denmark. $150-250</p> <p>5. Sterling Silver Dove Brooch and Earclips, Georg Jensen, Denmark, the dove brooch with silver pearl accents, together with a pair of earclips, lg. 1 1/2, 7/8 in., brooch no. 204, signed GJ, earclips no. 66, signed Georg Jensen. $300-500</p> <p>14. Mexican Silver Bracelet, Antonio Pineda, of geometric links, interior cir. 6 3/4 in., no. ZZ612, makers mark. $300-500</p> <p>15. Mexican Sterling Silver Necklace, designed as a fringe of tapering fancy links, lg. 15 1/2 in. $200-400</p> <p>6. Sterling Silver and Malachite Brooch, Georg Jensen, designed as floral and foliate devices, set with a cabochon malachite, lg. 2 in., signed GJ, Denmark. Note: Pictured in Georg Jensen: A Tradition of Splendid Silver, by Janet Drucker, p. 127. $200-400</p> <p>16. Mexican Sterling Silver Bracelet, Lopez, of chased, shaped, and bead links, lg. 7 1/4 in., makers mark. $200-300</p> <p>7. Sterling Silver and Jadeite Bracelet, Gilbert Oakes, composed of oval links with foliate devices and acorn accents alternating with jadeite cabochons, lg. 7 1/2 in., makers mark. $400-600</p> <p>17. Mexican Sterling Silver Suite, Los Castillo, the necklace designed as a fringe of scroll and bead motif links, no. 325, together with a pair of earclips, lg. 15 1/4, 3/4 in., makers mark. $300-500</p> <p>18</p> <p>18. Artist-Designed Pop Art Modern Head Pendant/Brooch, Roy Lichtenstein, c. 1968, made by Multiples Inc., designed as a polychrome enamel abstract head with Benday dots, 3 x 2 3/8 in., reverse with incised artists signature and marked 1968 Roy Lichtenstein/For Multiples Inc. $2,000-3,000</p> <p>22. Artist-Designed Sterling Silver Earrings, Art Smith, each designed as a helix, dia. 1 5/8 in., signed. $400-600</p> <p>19. Mexican Silver Suite, Hector Aguilar, comprising a bracelet, earclips, and ring, each designed as ball and scroll motifs, lg. 7 1/2, 5/8 in., size 6, makers mark. $250-350</p> <p>23. Sterling Silver Bracelet, Henning Koppel, Georg Jensen, lg. 7 1/2 in., no. 88B, signed Georg Jensen, Denmark. $400-600</p> <p>20. Pair of Copper and Brass Cuff Bracelets, Mexico, each hammered copper cuff with applied copper and brass geometric motifs, interior cir. 5 3/4, gap 7/8 in. $250-350</p> <p>24. Artist-Designed Choker, Hans Appenzeller, Amsterdam, c. 1980s, designed as a series of undulating S-curves in white metal, lg. 14 3/4 in., unsigned, in a signed box. Note: Mr. Appenzeller is a Dutch artist who has been designing jewelry for thirty years. His work was exhibited in Jewelry as Sculpture as Jewelry at the ICA, Boston, in 1974, the British Crafts Centre in London, and in various Dutch museums. $300-500</p> <p>21. Sterling Silver Puffed Heart Pendant Necklace, George Jensen, the puffed heart suspended from baton link chain, no. 126, signed Georg Jensen, Denmark. $400-600</p> <p>19</p> <p>20</p> <p>22</p> <p>21</p> <p>23</p> <p>25. Art Nouveau .900 Silver and Enamel Bat Brooch, the polychrome enamel bat with outstretched wings, cabochon red stone eyes, and seed pearl accents, lg. 4 1/4 in., Continental hallmarks. $400-600</p> <p>34. Two Gentlemans Sterling Silver and Enamel Items, Birmingham, a cigarette case with blue guilloche enamel and mounted with Royal Air Force insignia, makers mark JWB and hallmarks, together with a matching silver and white metal cigarette lighter, Ronson. $300-500</p> <p>26. Sterling Silver Bracelet, George W. Shiebler &amp; Co., the flexible cuff suspending a fringe of coins in the Homeric style, snakeform closure, interior cir. 6 7/8 in., no. 893, makers mark. $500-700</p> <p>27. Art Nouveau Sterling Silver, Plique-a-Jour Enamel, and Gem-set Butterfly Pendant/Brooch, the plique-a-jour enamel wings with cushion-cut blue stone and seed pearl accents, cabochon red stone eyes, lg. 2 3/8 in. $400-600</p> <p>35. Two Sterling Silver Caviar Jewelry Items, Lagos, a ring set with a cabochon onyx, with 18kt gold bead accents, and a heartshape whistle pendant suspended from rope chain, size 5 1/2, lg. 1 3/4 in. $100-200</p> <p>28. Egyptian Revival Plique-a-Jour Enamel Brooch, centering a blue composite portrait of an ancient Egyptian, flanked by pliquea-jour enamel lotus motifs, lg. 2 1/4 in. $400-600</p> <p>36. Two Sterling Silver and Hardstone Jewelry Items, Stephen Dweck, a necklace composed of rose quartz, banded agate, rutilated quartz, and hardstone beads alternating with freshwater pearls and joined by circular trace links, and earpendants with floral tops suspending tumbled rose quartz beads, lg. 19 1/4 and 1 1/2 in., signed, purchased at Neiman Marcus. $200-400 37. Leather and Fur Handbag, Ferragamo, the body of light brown fur bound by leather straps with silvertone buckles opening to a cloth interior with zipper pocket, 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in., no. D 21 4881, with dust bag. $100-200</p> <p>29. Molded Blue Glass Brooch, Lalique, depicting thistle motifs on a foiled ground, gilt-metal mount, lg. 3 1/8 in., signed. $800-1,200</p> <p>30. Antique Shell Cameo Brooch, carved to depict Day and Night, in a silver-gilt mount designed as writhing serpents, 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. $250-350</p> <p>38. Black Leather Shoulder Bag, Chanel, c. 2004, the leather body with exterior pocket and quilted accents opening to a leather interior with zipper pocket, chain and leather shoulder straps, 12 x 10 x 2 1/4 in. $200-400</p> <p>31. Whimsical Antique Chatelaine Watch, designed as a flagon with winding stem cork, the white enamel dial with Roman numeral indicators, foliate engraved bezel, suspended from a 14kt gold chain, missing crystal, enclosing a pin-set unsigned gilt lever escapement movement, lg. 2 in. $200-400</p> <p>39. Two Silk Scarves, Herms, Compagnons de Mer, with boats, lighthouses, and ocean wildlife in olive, gold, and tan, and one untitled, with antique gold keys on a tan and brown ground. $100-200</p> <p>32. Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Brooch, William Link, 1902, depicting two young women in a sylvan landscape, dia. 1 3/4 in., dated and signed. $100-200</p> <p>40. Damask Silk Scarf, Herms, Amours: Je Taime Un Peu...Beaucoup...Passionement, depicting a daisy among cupids with sheaf of arrows, within a garland of flowering vines, in yellows and pale olive on an orange ground with bees. $100-200</p> <p>33. .935 Silver and Enamel Compact, depicting a pair of songbirds perched on a branch, opening to reveal a mirrored compartment with a perfume and two lipsticks, and suspended from baton-link chain, 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in., Continental marks. $400-500</p> <p>41. Two Silk Scarves, Herms, Les Folies du Ciel, depicting polychrome antique hot air balloons, and Kosmima, depicting jewels in the Greek style, both on a scarlet ground. $150-250</p> <p>26</p> <p>25</p> <p>27 28</p> <p>29</p> <p>30</p> <p>31</p> <p>42. 18kt Bicolor Gold and Diamond Bracelet, Italy, deigned as a finely woven strap of herringbone links, floral clasp with diamond mle accents, 44.2 dwt, lg. 7 3/8 in. $1,000-1,500</p> <p>48. 18kt Bicolor Gold and Diamond Ring, the basketweave form set with full-cut diamond center, approx. total wt. 1.70 cts., size 7 3/4. $500-700</p> <p>43. 18kt Gold Necklace, Unoaerre, Arezzo, Italy, designed as a finely woven strap, 47.1 dwt, lg. 16 7/8 in. $1,500-2,000</p> <p>49. 18kt Gold Bead Necklace, composed of eighty-nine beads with Florentine finish, each measuring approx. 9.40 mm, 67.5 dwt, lg. 33 in. $1,800-2,200</p> <p>44. 18kt Gold and Diamond Necklace, designed as a tapering strap of fancy ropetwist links, set with twenty-nine full-cut diamonds, approx. total wt. 1.59 cts., 78.3 dwt, lg. 16 in. $2,500-3,500</p> <p>50. 14kt Gold and Turquoise Earclips, each designed as a dome set with turquoise cabochons, applied ropetwist accents, dia. 3/4 in. $400-600</p> <p>45. 18kt Gold and Diamond Brooch, Miye for Janiye, prong-set with full-cut diamonds, 4.9 dwt, lg. 2 in., signed. $500-700</p> <p>46. 18kt Gold Mesh Ring, France, designed as a mesh of disks, 4.0 dwt, size 8 1/2, makers mark and guarantee stamp. $300-500</p> <p>51. 18kt Gold Bracelet, each engraved bomb link designed as a leaf cluster, 47.3 dwt, lg. 7 1/4 in. $1,200-1,500</p> <p>47. 24kt and 18kt Gold and Faience Pendant, Janiye, set with an ancient Egyptian faience Sekhmet figure, lg. 2 in., signed, together with an 18kt gold fancy link chain, 18.6 dwt. $800-1,200</p> <p>52. 18kt Gold Bracelet, designed as a strap of polished and engraved honeycomb links, 36.4 dwt, lg. 7 1/2 in., m...</p>