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    Sale 5375

    Jewellery

    15 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    A GOLD, TOURMALINE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, EARCLIPS AND RING, BY ARTHUR KING

    Price Realised  

    A GOLD, TOURMALINE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, EARCLIPS AND RING, BY ARTHUR KING
    The brooch and earclips each claw set with a golden coloured tourmaline prismatic crystal to an openwork organic style mount randomly set with brilliant-cut diamond accents, the earrings with clip fittings, the brooch mounted in 14ct. gold, the earrings in 18ct. gold, import hallmarked London 1961; the ring comprising a rectangular-cut green tourmaline set in an organic openwork mount randomly set with brilliant-cut diamond accents
    Signed King (4)


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    Post Lot Text

    Arthur King

    Arthur King was born in New Jersey in 1921. Although incorporating traditional jewellery materials, he managed to transform a piece of jewellery into a work of contemporary art by mounting rough gemstones in a cage-like structure. This technique became his speciality. He operated in premises on 59th Street and, later, at 611 Madison Avenue in New York. He maintained as many as eighteen branch locations but preferred not to sell out of established jewellery locations. His branches were located in such areas as Cape Cod, Havana and Miami. He also sold through Fortnum and Mason in London. Folowing King's death in 1991, his shop on Madison Avenue has subsequently closed.