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Auction archive: Lot number 703

18kt Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Earclips, Christopher Walling18kt Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Earclips, Christopher Walling

Estimate
US$1,500 - US$2,000
Price realised:
US$3,900
Auction archive: Lot number 703

18kt Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Earclips, Christopher Walling18kt Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Earclips, Christopher Walling

Estimate
US$1,500 - US$2,000
Price realised:
US$3,900
Beschreibung:

18kt Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Earclips, Christopher Walling, each Tahitian pearl measuring approx. 14.50 mm, and with bezel-set diamond melee accent, lg. 1 in., signed. Note: Christopher Walling, a self-taught jeweler, began creating Minoan-style jewelry at the age of eight with twisted telephone wire. An appreciation for minimalism is evident in his jewelry. He often uses baroque pearls in his work, his trademark stone. His creations have been featured in two PBS documentaries; the Nova program, 'Mystique of the Pearl' and the Nature special 'Diamonds.' His jewelry is worn by numerous public figures including Renee Taylor, Danielle Steele, Kathleen Turner, and the late Elizabeth Taylor. Additionally, Walling's work has been exhibited in museums throughout the United States, and an abalone pearl named for him was exhibited at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

Auction archive: Lot number 703
Auction:
Datum:
10 Dec 2013
Auction house:
Bonhams | Skinner
Park Plaza 63
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 (0)617 3505400
+1 (0)617 3505429
Beschreibung:

18kt Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Earclips, Christopher Walling, each Tahitian pearl measuring approx. 14.50 mm, and with bezel-set diamond melee accent, lg. 1 in., signed. Note: Christopher Walling, a self-taught jeweler, began creating Minoan-style jewelry at the age of eight with twisted telephone wire. An appreciation for minimalism is evident in his jewelry. He often uses baroque pearls in his work, his trademark stone. His creations have been featured in two PBS documentaries; the Nova program, 'Mystique of the Pearl' and the Nature special 'Diamonds.' His jewelry is worn by numerous public figures including Renee Taylor, Danielle Steele, Kathleen Turner, and the late Elizabeth Taylor. Additionally, Walling's work has been exhibited in museums throughout the United States, and an abalone pearl named for him was exhibited at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

Auction archive: Lot number 703
Auction:
Datum:
10 Dec 2013
Auction house:
Bonhams | Skinner
Park Plaza 63
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 (0)617 3505400
+1 (0)617 3505429
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