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14kt Gold, Shell, Lapis, and Ruby Pendant, Attributed to Marguerite Stix

Auction:
2932B
Lot:
539
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2932B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

14kt Gold, Shell, Lapis, and Ruby Pendant, Attributed to Marguerite Stix, the mottled shell with lapis and bezel-set ruby accent, lg. 1 7/8 in., unsigned.

Note: Born in Vienna, 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."
Estimate $400-600


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Marguerite Stix, R. Tucker Abbott, Ruby Pendant, Hugh, United States, Bezel, Digital media, Gaming, Gemstones, Human appearance, Jewellery, Lapis lazuli, Marguerite, Qix, Software

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