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Skinner Jewelry department offers estate and antique jewelry from the 19th and 20th centuries to contemporary artist designed pieces. Skinner is at the forefront of the fine jewelry market, promoting one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces that are balanced, beautiful, and wearable. Four Skinner Jewelry auctions are held annually. For further information, please contact Skinner’s Fine Jewelry department at 617-350-4313 or

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  • SKINNERFine JewelrySale 2487 December 8, 2009 Boston

  • Assistants: Sheila Barron Smithie, F.G.A., G.G., ext. 4309John Colasacco, ext. 4310

    Fine Jewelry


    Gloria Lieberman617.874.4305

    Jewelry Department - 617.874.4313

    General Inquiries:

    AUCTION 2487


    Sunday, December 6, 2009 12 to 5 p.m.

    Monday, December 7, 2009 12 to 7 p.m.

    Tel: 617.874.4318Fax: 617.350.5429




    COVER: 721; FRONTISPIECE: 322, 475, 479, 578, 601, 602, 604; BACK COVER: 585 (DETAIL)


    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 10 a.m.

    63 Park Plaza

    Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 112 of this catalogue for the fullterms and conditions governing your purchase.

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    1 Auction & Specialist Information

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    4 Event Announcement

    5 Provenance & Notes

    7 Lots 1-721

    110 List of Makers

    112 Conditions of Sale

    113 Absentee Bid Form

    114 Company Directors & Specialty Departments

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  • SKINNER invites you to attend an

    Auction Preview & Jewelry Clinic

    Sunday, December 6th

    12:00 5:00 p.m.

    As a complement to its auction preview, Skinner invites you to participate inits Jewelry Clinic, hosted by Mr. Hagop Matossian from Bostonian Jewelers.

    Mr. Matossian, an antique and period jewelry restoration expert, is viewed by hispeers in the industry as a pioneer in laser restoration techniques.

    For the past 25 years, he has collaborated with dealers and private collectors on restorationand 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 ExchangeBuilding, 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 canrestore even the most intricate of antique and period jewelry in platinum, gold, sterling silver, and base

    metal, as well as complicated enamel work.

  • Property of the descendants of the Burghard, Krueger, and Ehret famililes of New York City and Newark,New Jersey, lots 141, 411, 690, 695, 711

    A Brookline, Massachusetts, Family

    A Midwestern Estate, featuring a collection of Cartier and Tiffany & Co. Animal Jewelry

    A Philadelphia Lady

    A Florida and New York Collector of Artist-designed Jewelry

    A Massachusetts Family

    Property of the Crom family of Florida, important collectors of horological instruments


    Note Regarding Colored Stones

    Purchasers are reminded that colored stones and diamonds may be enhanced by using one or more techniques, includingbut 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.Large Sterling Silver Dove Brooch, Georg Jensen, dia. 2 3/8 in.,no. 70, signed Georg Jensen, Denmark.


    2.Sterling Silver Earpendants, Georg Jensen, designed by GeorgJensen, lg. 1 1/2 in., no. 4, signed Georg Jensen Denmark.


    3.Sterling Silver Seahorse Brooch, Paul Lobel, lg. 2 3/8 in., signed.


    4.Two Sterling Silver Brooches, Georg Jensen, a dove pin withmoonstones, no. 187, and another with a cluster of grapes andleaves framed by scrolling tendrils, no. 177A, both signed GIDenmark.


    5.14kt Gold and Enamel Jaguar Clip/Brooch, Kenneth J. Lane, thestylized head with polychrome champlev and basse taille enamel,32.0 dwt, signed KJL.


    6.Silver and Green Onyx Pendant, Georg Jensen, set with a largegreen onyx tablet, with foliate surmount, .830 silver mount, lg. 2 in.,no. 49, reverse signed Georg Jensen Copenhagen.


    7.Two Sterling Silver Jewelry Items, Georg Jensen and Paul Lobel,a pair of earclips designed as blossoms on scrolling stems, lg. 1 1/8,signed LOBEL, and a bookmark with floral and foliate motifs, lg. 2 1/4in., signed GI Denmark, no. 61.


    8.Silver Gem-set Ring, Cozzolino, c. 1930s, set with a buffed citrineand a fancy-cut amethyst, diamond mle accents, with gold beads,engraved Greek key edges, size 7, signed.

    Note: Cozzolino worked in Naples, Italy, and Montevideo, Uruguay.$700-900

    9.14kt Gold, Enamel, and Onyx Necklace, composed of multiplestrands of gold beads set with a green onyx cabochon flanked byenamel panels, suspending a black onyx bead fringe, lg. 21 and 33/4 in.


    10.Sterling Silver Bracelet, Georg Jensen, composed of arched links,no. 175, lg. 7 in., signed Georg Jensen, Denmark.


    11.Three Art Deco Rock Crystal and Hardstone Necklaces, twocomposed of faceted bell shape and faceted spherical beads,another of lapis, aventurine, tigers-eye, onyx, green chalcedony,goldstone glass, and carnelian half beads spaced by faceted rockcrystal disks and centering a rock crystal block, lg. 18, 16, and 14 in.


  • 12.Smoky Quartz Pendant Necklace, composed of graduating facetedbeads suspending a faceted oval pendant, lg. 1 1/4 and 22 in.


    13.14kt Gold and Lapis Pendant, Grosse, Pforzheim, c. 1973,designed as a large lapis tablet in an abstract sunburst surround,suspended from fancy link chain, pendant signed Grosse, and eachwith G makers mark, 36.5 dwt, lg. 2 3/4 in.


    14.Leather Evelyne Handbag, Herms, the GM size shoulder bag inblack clemence leather, silvertone hardware, adjustable cloth strap,outside pocket, leather tab closure, perforated leather plaque, 15 x14 1/2 x 4 in., with dust cover.


    15.Leather Toiletries Bag, Herms, the supple brown leather case withblue piping opening to a cloth interior with removable sleeve, 11 x 81/2 x 2 in.


    16.Travel Gaming Set, Louis Vuitton, the two Plexiglas boxescontaining three pairs of dice and a set of dominoes, both with logopips.


    16A.Gem-set Evening Bag, India, the silk purse elaborately decoratedwith gold and silver thread star motifs, mounted with emerald beads,8 x 4 1/2 in., boxed.


    17.Travel Set of Incense Sticks and Holders, Louis Vuitton,comprising three sets of sticks scented with Japanese Juda tree andother aromatics, engraved ceramic holders, within a Plexiglas case,(one stick broken, matches not included).


    18.Limited Edition Plexiglas Love Box, Louis Vuitton, c. 1999, thebox with padlock and metal fittings enclosing a navy leather envelopeand three cards embossed with logos, 6 x 4 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.












  • 19.Miniature Brass Traveling Case, Louis Vuitton, c. 1999, of a limitededition, 2 x 1 x 5/8 in., boxed.


    20.Designer Necklace, Chanel, designed as goldtone metal chain anddisks with logo motifs, spaced by colorless pastes, lg. 36 1/2 in.,signed only on the disks, boxed, (one paste replaced).


    21.Designer Earclips, Chanel, each with imitation mabe pearl in doubleC motif goldtone mount, dia. 1 1/4 in., signed.


    22.Onyx Travel Clock, Must de Cartier, the gilt-metal sunburst-incisedcase opening to an ivorytone dial, Roman numeral indicators, alsowith abstract numeral indicators, onyx top, base, and thumb-piece,quartz movement, 2 1/4 x 1/2 x 7/8 in., with certificate and fittedMust de Cartier box.


    23.Stainless Steel and Diamond Chris 47 Watch, Christian Dior,the silvertone dial with Arabic numeral indicators, micropav-setdiamond dial and lugs, quartz movement, completed by metallic silverleather strap and deployant clasp with diamond accents.


    24.Sterling Silver Case, Herms, Paris, with line-engraved design, 5.89troy oz., 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.,