14kt Gold Gem-set Earclips, Marguerite Stix
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14kt Gold Gem-set Earclips, Marguerite Stix, each with coral and lapis cabochons flanked by gray mabe pearls, lg. 1 1/4 in., signed, and with original box, (damage).
Note: Born in Vienna in Marguerite Stix came to the United States in 1941 and became a well-known sculptor. Along with R. Tucker Abbott, Marguerite and her husband, Hugh, wrote The Shell: Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design, which showed several pieces from the Stix shell collection. Stix used shells as gemstones in her jewelry, and said: "Here was my chance to combine this perfect sculpture with just the right combinations of responding colors, to compose jewels that bring out the personality of the wearer."
Signed STIX. One pearl craked with associated hole, another with hariline. Box with "Stix" label affixed to inside. c. late 1960s, early 70s.
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