Fine Jewelry | Skinner Auction 2550B

  • View

  • Download

Embed Size (px)


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

Text of Fine Jewelry | Skinner Auction 2550B

  • SKINNERFine Jewelry

    Sale 2550B June 14, 2011 Boston

  • Fine Jewelry

    specialists in charge

    Victoria BratbergDepartment Director617.874.4305

    Jewelry Department - 617.874.4313

    General Inquiries:

    Julie Khouri617.874.4309

    John Colasacco617.874.4310

    auction 2550B


    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


    general inquiries617.350.5400

    cover: 841; front interior cover: 459 (detail); back cover: 822

    absentee bidding

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10 a.m.

    63 Park Plaza

    Boston, Massachusetts

    View all lots online at

  • Register Preview and Bid Live Online

    Preview Auctions Online

    Flip 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.

    Find Items with Lot Alert

    Find 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.

    Track Lots and Leave Absentee Bids

    While 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.

    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.

    Read the Skinner Blog

    Keep 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.

    Get Email Updates on Auctions and Events

    Subscribe 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.

  • 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.

    Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2011All rights reserved

    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

  • 4 additional information and photos at

    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

  • 5online bidding at

    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.

  • 6 additional information and photos at







  • 7online bidding at

    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

  • 8 additional information and photos at

    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