Auction 148B

Studio Jewelry
Important jewelry of the 20th Century

04. December 2019 at 4:00 PM CEST

On the 4th of December of this year, following the success of the first author jewellery auction, Quittenbaum once again offers outstanding pieces from several collections. With this year's selection, Quittenbaum celebrates the various trends of author and artist jewellery. In addition to precious materials such as gold, silver and gemstones, works from wood, paper and plastic come into focus.

The offer is led by well-known representatives of the German author jewellery. Pieces by Klaus Ullrich, Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen, Gerd Rothmann and Karl-Heinz Reister, from the 60s and 70s, present the great interest in complex surface structures. The sculptors E.R. Nele and Claus Bury know how to turn their art into small format. Their jewellery pieces seem almost sculptural.

The chapter of pieces from the collection Mieke and Jan Teunen is a tribute to the 80s. Works by Herman Hermsen and Emmy van Leersum play with graphic minimalism and bright colors. The offer is complemented with pieces by Gijs Bakker and Ted Noten, which come from a Belgian private collection.

One of the highlights of works from Italy is Piergiuliano Reveane’s complex constructed necklace. Rings by Arnaldo Pomodoro and Edival Ramosa, created for the GEM brand by GianCarlo Montebello, continue the series of extraordinary works. Jewellery pieces by international manufacturers and artists complete the offer.

This auction is not only a selection of works for collectors and connoisseurs. It also offers art and design lovers the entry into the world of author jewellery.

Selected pieces of jewellery from this year's December auction have passed into the possession of important collections and museums, and many things will surely find their way under the Christmas tree.

The early works of Karl-Heinz Reister in gold, which enchant the observer with their complex surface structures, were particularly popular in the field of German author's jewellery. The title lot, a bracelet from 1968, attracted many interested parties and ultimately went to a new owner for 10,000 EUR.

There was also great interest in the works of Emmy van Leersum and Herman Hermsen from the Teunen Collection; objects from all materials and price ranges were in demand. Van Leersum's paper bracelet (proceeds 100 - 130 EUR) could be sold as well as the extremely rare gold arm jewellery (proceeds 13,200 EUR).

The earrings 'Grata' by the Italian sculptor Fausto Melotti were the subject of a bidding competition in a very short time. The filigree pieces of jewellery made of white gold generated proceeds of EUR 9,900, far more than twice the original estimate.

Objects that have not been sold can be purchased in post-sale until 10 January 2020. For hhe list of unsold lots please click here.