03-21-2017 03-21-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2993B Boston
March 21, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Artist-designed Gold and Diamond Griffin Pendant, Wassily Kandinsky

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


Artist-designed Gold and Diamond Griffin Pendant, Wassily Kandinsky, c. 1969, based on a design c. 1903-04, depicting a griffin in granulation and wirework with diamond collar, dia. 2 1/2 in., no. 2/20, maker's mark for Max Pollinger, signed "Nach Entwurf von Wassily Kandinsky," with neck collar.

Note: The drawing for this piece was found in Kandinsky's archives in the 1960s, when Nina Kandinsky had the piece produced by Munich goldsmith Max Pollinger.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

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Max Pollinger, Nina Kandinsky