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    Art Deco Citrine, Seed Pearl, Enamel, Gold Brooch, Riker Bros.
    The brooch features a modified half moon-shaped citrine measuring 17.75 x 10.80 x 7.21 mm and weighing approximately 7.00 carats, framed by seed pearls, set in 14k gold having a white enamel Greek key pattern accent, maker's mark for Riker Bros. Gross weight 6.80 grams.
    Dimensions: 7/8 inch x 1-3/16 inch


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Citrine
    Shape(s): Modified Half Moon
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Seed
    Shape: Round
    Color: Cream
    Count: 37


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A lovely example of the Art Deco era. Marked 14K with maker's mark for Riker Bros. Completed by pinstem and catch on the reverse.
    Riker Bros.: William Riker was born to Dutch immigrants in Montclair, New Jersey in 1822. He was an apprentice in the jewelry industry at the age of 15, and continued his studies in New York City before opening a successful shop in Newark, New Jersey. His jewelry firm became known for its use of transparent enamel without backing, which few American companies created. Over the course of his career, William created many patents involving mechanical processes for jewelry production. When William and one of his sons left the company, his other two sons changed the name from Riker and Sons to Riker Brothers. William died in 1898, and William Jr. continued leading the company until the 1940’s.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    1st Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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