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December 9, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

14kt Gold and Pink Tourmaline Ring, Stanley Lechtzin

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2771BLocation: BostonDate / Time: December 09, 2014 10:00AM


14kt Gold and Pink Tourmaline Ring, Stanley Lechtzin, set with a circular-cut pink tourmaline within an abstract mount with shaped shank together with a conforming band, 9.0 dwt, size 5, signed.

Note: Stanley Lechtzin was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1936 and first encountered jewelry and metalsmithing while in high school. He worked as a draftsman and cartographer for the City of Detroit Public Lighting Commission while taking night courses at Wayne State University. After graduating from the Cranbrook Academy of Art he began teaching ceramics, while at the same time developing a jewelry and metalsmithing department at the Tyler School of Art, where he is currently the head of the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program. His work is in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt and American Craft Museums, New York, Goldsmiths' Hall in London, the Pforzheim Museum of Jewelry, Germany, and The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Estimate $400-600

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Stanley Lechtzin, Wayne State University, cartographer for the City, Detroit Public Lighting Commission, draftsman and cartographer, Jewelry, Cranbrook Academy of Art, CAD, head, Tyler School of Art, Smithsonian Institution, London, Washington, D.C., Germany, Goldsmiths' Hall, Pforzheim Museum of Jewelry, The Renwick Gallery