Wednesday, July 27, 2016

GAME OF STONES: GOTHIC-REVIVAL MEETS DECO



Taking measure of our favorite bracelet from last weekend's New York Antique Jewelry and Watch Show. Attributed to Gustav Manz—though we could easily imagine it coming straight off the wrist of the Mother of Dragons—this articulated dazzler was purchased from the old Manhattan firm of T. Kirkpatrick & Co., then passed down through a prominent New York family in its original fitted case. While we often highlight Manz's arts and crafts showpieces and fine gold work, he also produced platinum and diamond jewelry for wholesale customers. (More on T. Kirkpatrick in earlier post: Deco Dragons.)

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