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    Sale 1418

    Geneva Magnificent Jewels

    15 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 72

    AN ART DÉCO ONYX AND AVENTURINE QUARTZ PENDANT, BY GÉRARD SANDOZ

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    AN ART DÉCO ONYX AND AVENTURINE QUARTZ PENDANT, BY GÉRARD SANDOZ
    Of tiered geometric design, centering a matte rectangular panel between asymetrically-set aventurine quartz and onyx semi-circles, with polished gold panels accents, 1929, 10.5 cm, with French assay mark for gold
    Signed Gérard Sandoz


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this pendant was not manufactured in 1929, but was made in the 1980's.


    Literature

    Cf. S. Raulet, Bijoux Art Déco, Éditions du Regard, 1984, p.184


    Post Lot Text

    Gérard Sandoz was born in Paris in 1902 into a family of jewellers and watchmakers. After finishing school, he worked for the Maison Sandoz as a jewellery designer. In 1929 he joined the Union des Artistes Modernes, commonly known as UAM. The aim of this association was to promote and defend modern art, which they believed had to originate from contemporary life. They produced monumental pieces of jewellery, imposing bangles, sculptural rings and massive pendants. Metal played an important role in their creations, either polished or matte. Sandoz closed the firm in 1931 to devote himself completely to painting and cinema, which makes his pieces all the more desirable.