Friday, 4 March 2011

SEAMAN SCHEPPS: An Art Deco Jade and Rock Crystal Bracelet

This bracelet will be auctioned at Skinner in Boston next March 15th. This one is a pure Art Deco example with its geometric design, set in platinum with Jade and Rock Crystal. It is signed by Seaman Schepps, who is one of the best american jewellery designers of the last century. He opened his own shop in New York in 1926 after having set up a successful business sourcing one of a kind pieces of jewellery and objects de Vertu. His best designs are from the 1940s and 1950s when he was well known for his pieces featuring unusual materials and semi precious stones in a similar way to Verdura with more focus on design than on the stone. His creations were admired by the media and public figures of his time like the Rockefeller family, the British Royal Family, Marlene Dietrich and Andy Warhol amongst others.

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