Coral, Gold Necklace, Seaman Schepps . The neck...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionCoral, Gold Necklace, Seaman Schepps
The necklace features a graduated strand of coral ranging in size from 10.00 mm to 14.50 mm, completed by an 18k gold clasp, maker's mark for Seaman Schepps. Gross weight 77.00 grams.
Length: 17 inches
Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800.
Count: 26 - 50
Overall Condition: Very Good
Condition Notes: A lovely coral necklace from an iconic house. Maker's mark for Seaman Schepps 750. A few coral beads are nicked and/or cracked.
Seaman Schepps: Seaman Schepps created one of America’s most avant-garde jewelry companies of the 20th century. He started out as a purveyor of jewelry and art objects, prior to designing his own jewels, as of 1926. His boutique in New York City offered one-of-a-kind original designs in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Schepps designed wearable works of art featuring unusual materials, such as shell, ivory, turquoise, wood, coral, rock crystal as well as found materials such as glass. The company reached its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s, where bold animal themed designs graced celebrities and high society, alike. Through the patronage of the Rockefellers and the British Royal Family to Marlene Dietrich and Andy Warhol, Seaman Schepps’ dazzling jewels graced the covers of Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Although he passed away in 1972, Seaman Schepps legacy of unusual, artistic designs continues to be offered today.
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