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    Jaclyn Davidson and Rhoma Young Glass, Gold, Silver, Steel Necklace, circa 2010
    Stones: Green glass cabochons
    Metal: 18k gold, silver, steel
    Theme: Snakes, serpent
    Marked: Young + Davidson 2010
    Gross Weight: 286.10 grams
    Dimensions: 16 inches x 1-3/4 inches

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Green Glass
    Shape(s): Round
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good


    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: As they say...go bold or go home! This necklace is not for the faint-hearted and will surely make a statement, like a modern-day wonder woman's collar. This necklace is a collaboration between a designer and an acclaimed metalsmith, the best of both worlds. Minor white dust on the necklace that can be removed. Completed by a magnetic closure with a strong hold. Having 18k gold rivets on reverse, which hold the silver snakes in place.
    Jaclyn Davidson: Jaclyn Davidson was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1946 and went on to receive her MFA from Kent State University, eventually becoming a studio jeweler and acclaimed metalsmith in her own right. As an artist, Davidson is inspired by fairytales and folklore of various cultures including Japanese, Native American, African, and Northern European. Davidson’s work strives for a narrative thread and often has a storytelling component. She is known for her early work of intricately carved rings of various characters and animals, as well as her whimsical Netsuke charms that derive from Japanese kimono accessories. Her later work incorporates milled steel, which is hand forged using blacksmith’s tools and provides a strong black backdrop for the overlay of bright silver and gold elements with gemstones. Davidson was a passionate teacher of wax carving and casting for over thirty-five years at various schools including the Penland School of Crafts and Middlebury College. Her work is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    4th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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