FINE & VINTAGE JEWELRY AUCTION
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6pm
Monday, November 28th – Wednesday, November 30th, 10:00am – 5:00pm;
hursday, December 1st, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: 2097 London Road, Ste. F, Delaware, OH
Including English, Dutch, French, Austrian, and American sterling silver dating from late 18th century – early 20th century and gold, ivory, glass, horn, enamel, silver-gilt, gold wash; novelty shapes- sterling silver turtle, strawberry, and purses.
Scottish Agate & Cameos:
Including sterling silver and multi-color agate brooches; carved shell, coral and lava cameo brooches and pendants with classic, floral, and scenic motifs.
Diamonds, Colored Stones, Antique and Period, and Contemporary Jewelry: including jewelry from the Fred Leighton Collection including unique 18K, sterling silver, rosecut diamonds, diamond and sapphire, and cabochon and 18k gold earrings and baroque pearl ring; Carolyn Tyler including “Ramses” ring, 22k yellow gold and lavender opal; nice group of Joan Michlin earrings; Gurhan, Cassis, Lagos including rings and earrings, Yves Kamioner, and other designers. Nice selection of artisan pieces.
Victorian-style earrings with rosecut diamonds and various gemstones, Bohemian garnet jewelry, Art Deco style diamond and tanzanite bracelet.
Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry including makers John Hardy and Stephen Dweck.
Bakelite including bracelets, brooches.
Costume Jewelry including signed Miriam Haskell floral and “Fabrice Paris”.
Native American Indian Pieces: Sterling silver and turquoise including Navajo and Zuni, squash blossom necklace, concho belt, signed cuff bracelet with inlay, string of graduated bench beads.
Selection of Jewelry by Mary Ann Scherr: Artist/Designer, Educator and Goldsmith (1921-2016)
Mary Ann Scherr's jewelry, and designs in metal, can be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including The Vatican, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design in New York, Goldsmith Hall in London, The Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian, the U.S. National Archives in Washington, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as many private collections.
Mary Ann's voluminous resume includes seven decades of work as a designer, metal smith, jeweler, educator and studio artist. Subsequent to WWII, she was the first woman to be hired by Ford Motor Company's automotive division, and she designed for other corporations, including Goodyear, Alcoa, and US Steel. She owns patents for her design of body monitors, and copyrights for processes such as the instant photo etching of metals. She pioneered the use of exotic metals in adornment, stainless steel, rare earth metals, aluminum and mild steels.
Mary Ann was a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and an Honorary Associate of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in London. She was on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dan Rather's Evening News, and NBC's That's Incredible, and has been featured in over 25 books and magazines.
Mary Ann’s unique designs and use of metal work in jewelry have garnered attention by collectors and jewelry connoisseurs throughout the world.
Pocket Watches: including several unusual watches including Verge fusee pocket watch, Longines Art Deco 18K gold open face pocket watch, skeleton pocket watch, nice collection of vintage pocket watch stands.
Wristwatches including ladies Rolex datejust, Hamilton Electric wristwatches, ladies Art Deco wristwatches.