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Sterling Silver and Onyx Ring, Margaret De Patta

Auction:
2993B
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2993B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 21, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Sterling Silver and Onyx Ring, Margaret De Patta, c. 1950s, designed as a rotating onyx disk within a shaped frame, size 7, maker's mark, signed.

Note: De Patta (1903-1964) was a modernist studio jeweler from San Francisco and a prominent figure in the mid-century art jewelry movement. She adhered to Constructivist principles of form and structure in her work, which consists of rectangular planes, interplay of light and shadow, and moving elements. De Patta's jewelry was selected for the 1946 show at the Museum of Modern Art, Modern Handmade Jewelry, which also included work by Calder and Lipchitz. The exhibition highlighted "wearable art as a movement in America." Her work is owned by the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and the MFA, Boston.
Estimate $1,500-2,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Art jewelry, Clothing, Fashion, Handmade jewelry, Jewellery making, Margaret De Patta, Visual arts, Wearable art

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