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Thursday, 12 December, 2013

The Design Age: International Studio Ceramics & Decorative Arts and Modern British & Continental Art

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Jewellery and Silver (lots 430 - 455)

Lot Description Illustration
Charles Horner
An Egyptian Revival silver and enamel hat pin, in the form of a winged scarab, Chester, probably 1909, hallmarked, 4.5cm across.
Sold for £95
Georg Jensen for Georg Jensen
A pair of silver fish servers, probably circa 1915-1927, the stems formed with entwined fish, with shell terminals, stamped with maker's oval mark, '925.S', import marks for 1931, the slice 27cm long.
Sold for £850
Matteo Thun for Swatch
'Chandelier', 1992, GZ125, a limited edition Swatch watch, with Murano glass bead decoration and packaged in the form of a champagne bottle, the watch 23 cm long, the box 33cm long.

The Italian designer Matteo Thun is the creator of 'Chandelier' and he also created other designs such as 'Rara Avis', 'Montebello' and 'Milano' for Swatch in 1991. Since 1982 he has taught design in Vienna, and created designs in varying mediums including glass, metal and ceramic. He has also designed for WWF, Tiffany & Co., Campari and Illy, alongside designing the interiors for the Swatch shops in Paris, London, Munich and Milan.
Sold for £100
A Swatch watch sushi hor d'oeuvre dish, 2001, GF112, with original box and paper, the dish 28cm x 18cm.
Sold for £50
A Swatch watch Christmas 'Light Tree', 1996, GZ152, the red bauble opening to reveal the watch, in original box, the bauble 13cm diameter.
Estimate: £50 - 100
Architects for ACME

In 1987 Los Angeles based design firm Acme Studio coaxed seven prominent architects to design a line of cloisonné jewellery under the label 'Architects for Acme'.

The seven put together a 50 piece collection of earrings, bolo ties, necklaces and brooches and were sold at the Museum of Contemporary Art and at Malibu Art & Design .

'We're more into making design history than a fashion statement' says Adrian Olabeunaga, the founder of Acme Studio. From the start of Acme Studio, Olabuenaga hoped to collaborate with major names from the design world and believed that "The logical next step"..."are the people who are creating the look of post-modernism and neo-modernism." (Los Angeles Times, 3 April 1987)

Alberto Olabuenaga (1917-2001) for Acme of Los Angeles
Metal pin brooch depicting a window with open white shutters and window sill, stamped on the back 'Olabuenaga for ACME Los Angeles', 5cm high and, Stanley Tigerman (b.1930)
Art Deco inspired arch shaped metal pin brooch, stamped on the back 'Tigerman for ACME Los Angeles', 6cm high (2).
Estimate: £150 - 250
Marco Zanini (b. 1954) for Acme of Los Angeles
Metal pin brooch with a colourful geometric abstract design, stamped on the back 'Zanini for ACME Los Angeles', 7cm across and Gerard Taylor (fl. 1980s), metal pin brooch in a colourful abstract design, stamped to the back 'Taylor for ACME Los Angeles', circa 1985, 6cm high (2).

The Taylor brooch was part of the 'Memphis Designers for ACME' collection which helped to change the jewellery industry, much like the Memphis Group's furniture changed the design world. Pieces from this collection are now housed in permanent jewellery collections in museums across the world including Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Groninger Museum in Holland.
Estimate: £150 - 250
Two Castlecliff lucite fish bowl pendant necklaces, circa 1940s, unsigned, one with large gold coloured fish suspended in the lucite, gold coloured chain 30cm long; one with five different sized gold coloured fish suspended in lucite, gold coloured chain 70cm long.

see Carla Ginelli Brunialti and Roberto Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry N-Z, 1935-1950, p. 221.
Estimate: £80 - 120
A 1980s Pierre Cardin large pendant necklace, on gold coloured chain mail chain with clasp stamped with the Pierre Cardin logo, the large plastic pendant has attached gold and silver coloured lion, 'Pierre Cardin, Made in Italy' etched on the back, pendant 8cm diameter, chain 34cm long.
Estimate: £80 - 120
A late 1960s Pierre Cardin modernist necklace, metal chain with a collar plate and three disc platelets leading to a large abstract shaped pendant with faux pearl detail, 37cm long.
Estimate: £150 - 250
An Anders Högberg Swedish silver, gold and paste necklace, 1964, silver circle linked design with feature silver, gold and clear paste feature disc, stamped maker's mark and hall marks, 21cm length.
Sold for £160
A German D.R.G.M. Art Deco necklace, bakelite squares in orange and black separated by steel bands inset paste stones, stamped 'D.R.G.M. 1138525', 24.5cm length and another Art Deco style steel and bakelite necklace, in the form of graduated discs, 23cm length (2).
Sold for £400
Irina Laski (British, b.1955)
A pair of 'Fanfare Range' silver clip earrings, in the form of hearts and trumpets, stamped 925, 4.5cm high (2).
Sold for £90
Irina Laski (British, b.1955)
A pair of 'Fanfare Range' silver gilt cuff links and matching tie pin, 1994, the cuff links in the form of trumpets and hearts, hallmarked, the tie pin 6cm long (3).
Estimate: £50 - 100
Irina Laski (British, b.1955)
Two 'Fanfare Range' silver gilt brooches, 1992-1993, formed in diamonds and trumpets, hallmarked, 5cm and 3.25cm length (2).
Estimate: £50 - 100
A. E. Jones (British, 1878-1954)
A rare Arts & Crafts silver wirework caddy spoon, Birmingham 1907, 7cm long, 5cm across.
Sold for £360
Hans Hansen (Danish, 1884-1940) for Georg Jensen
Silver bracelet, with interlocking clasp, stamped signature, 925s, G. J. Ltd., London import marks, 6.5cm across.
Sold for £220
Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube (Swedish, 1927-2004) for Georg Jensen
Silver 'Dew Drop' necklace, with silver and crystal pendant, both stamped 'Torun', 925s Denmark, G. J. Ltd., London import marks, the pendant stamped 311, the necklace 410.

Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube was one of the pre-eminent Scandinavian jewellery designers of her generation. Torun designed 'anti-status jewellery' out of twisted silver with crystals and stones to be worn, rather than 'locked up' by husbands in bank safes.

In 1960 she was awarded a gold medal at the Milan Triennial and also won the American Lunning Prize for design. In 1992 she was awarded the Prince Eugen medal by King Carl XVI of Sweden for outstanding artistic achievement.

Many celebrities wore her jewellery in the 1950s and 1960s including Billie Holiday, Ingrid Bergman and Brigitte Bardot and customers included Pablo Picasso and Duke Ellington.
Sold for £580
A silver plated 'Etchea' teapot, originally designed in 1928, half-reeded with silver bead hardwood cover and 'C' form handle, stamped 'Puiforcat France' and 'EP', 21.5cm across.
Estimate: £600 - 800
Archibald Knox (British, 1864-1933)
A Liberty & Co. pewter hot water jug, no. 0280, cast with 'Honesty' design, stamped manufacturer's marks 19.5cm high.
Estimate: £100 - 150
Archibald Knox (British, 1864-1933)
A Liberty & Co. 'Cymric' silver and enamel butter dish, Birmingham 1903, hallmarked, 14cm across.
Sold for £1,050
A Richard Comyns Art Nouveau silver belt buckle, pierced decoration inset blue hard stones, Birmingham 1907, 8.5cm across.
Sold for £170
William Henry 'Harry' Warmington of Campden
An Arts & Crafts silver hammered bowl, on three feet, with gadrooned border and gadrooned edging to the feet, Birmingham 1954, 24cm diameter.

Harry Warmington began as a silversmith at the Campden School of Arts & Crafts. He was known for his engraving and letter cutting in metal, and he worked in the Hart workshop in Chipping Campden from 1914 until 1966. Together with George Hart, he revived C. R. Ashbee's Campden School of Arts and Crafts (which had closed in 1916) in the 1940s, teaching a new generation of craftsmen in the arts of silver and metalwork.
Sold for £400
Johannes Siggaard (Danish, 1932-1960)
A set of six various Danish silver handled spoons, with grape and vine leaf terminals, hallmarked, the longest 23cm long (6).
Sold for £90
Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen Ltd.
An 18ct gold 'Sail' brooch, hallmarked and numbered '1327', 5.5cm long.
Sold for £400
Omar Ramsden (British, 1873-1939) and Alwyn Carr (British, 1872-1940)
An Arts & Crafts silver and enamel pendant, London 1900, with central enamelled heart in shades of blue, suspended from a link chain, with hand made scroll clasp, hallmarked, pendant 3cm across, the chain 24cm long.
Sold for £1,400
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