JEWELLERY DESIGNS Collection of original designs for necklaces and chokers, rings, bracelets, earrin
Lot 547
JEWELLERY DESIGNS Collection of original designs for necklaces and chokers, rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches and pendants, tiaras and watches
Sold for £2,031 (US$ 3,414) inc. premium
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ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
JEWELLERY DESIGNS
Collection of original designs for necklaces and chokers, rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches and pendants, tiaras and watches, approximately 385 watercolour designs on single sheets of translucent paper, occasional pen and pencil marginal notes, contained in 6 display folders, 4to and folio, [c.1950-60]

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  • A sumptuous collection of joaillerie-bijouterie designs for necklaces (154), rings (108), bracelets (42), earrings (37), brooches, pendants and tiaras (28) and watches (19), utilising precious and semi-precious stones including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, pearls, aquamarines, topazes, amethysts, corals, jades etc. The designs are mostly classic jewellery forms, including some fine naturalistic ones together with the occasional flash of whimsy (two brooches in the form of skiers and a gold ring featuring a native American figurehead). It seems likely that these designs originate from a small manufacturer who supplied the grand retailers. One set of necklace, earring and ring is marked "Aspreys", whilst others have notes in French, and occasionally English, giving details of the quality of the stones, names of designs, or confirmation of an order.
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