A collection of costume jewellery
Lot 169
A collection of costume jewellery
Sold for £400 (US$ 665) inc. premium
Auction Details
Jewellery Oxford
13 Mar 2012 11:00 GMT

Auction 19819
A collection of costume jewellery A collection of costume jewellery A collection of costume jewellery A collection of costume jewellery
Lot Details
A collection of costume jewellery
To include a phoenix brooch stamped 'Boucher' and numbered '7759 P' with red, blue and green paste cabochon accents and faceted white and red pastes, a Trafari hummingbird brooch, a Trafari tiger's head, a vari-coloured paste Trafari owl, a Trafari paste set serpent necklace and earclips, a paste set coiled gecko ring marked 'Panetta', a collection of Sphinx paste set brooches, etc.

Footnotes

  • Boucher: Born in 1898, Marcel Boucher was initially apprenticed with Cartier in Paris, before moving to New York. In 1937 he established his own company producing high quality costume jewellery, which carried on producing after his death until 1972.

    Trifari: Gustavo Trifari's costume jewellery business first rose to prominance in the 1930s, when joined by the designer Alfred Phillipe, who had previously designed for Cartier and Van Cleef and Arples. The company has produced costume pieces for Broadway musicals, and for famous patrons such as Madonna, in recent years.

    Panetta: Formed in 1945 by Benedetto Panetta, who had previously been a chief model maker and designer at Trifari, Panetta specialised in jewellery hand set with unfoiled simulated stones until its closure in 1995.

    Sphinx: Founded in London in 1947, Sphinx create brightly coloured paste set jewellery. The company's success peaked in the 1950s and they have since produced pieces for other companies, such as Kenneth Jay Lane and Butler and Wilson.
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