Angela Cummings Studio 1983 Very Rare Organic Necklace In Solid 18Kt Yellow Gold
Magnificence necklace designed by Angela Cummings.
Gorgeous one-of-a-kind sculptural piece, created by Cummings at her own studio in New York city, back in the 1983. This very rare and unique necklace was carefully crafted, by the difficult lost wax method, in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and is suited with a double push lock and a hinged figure 8 for extra security.
The intricate design is inspired by nature. Made with organic patterns simulating roots, tree ropes and tree trunks. It is composed of nine elements graduated in thickness connected by invisible hinges which give continuity to the patterns.
It is pretty heavy, with a total weight of 189.94 Grams and fit a neck up to 16.5 inches (42 Cm). The average width measure is 21 mm (0.82 Inch).
Stamped, with the early maker's mark, the gold assay hallmark and signed, "CUMMINGS 18 K".
Angela Cummings, was born in 1944 in Klagenfurt in Austria. She take her education at the art academy in Perugia, Italy and at the Zeichenakademie in Hanau, West Germany. in the 1967 she joined Tiffany & Co working under the guidance of Donald Claflin and in the 1975, she was the artistic director for her exclusive line brand Cummings. in 1984 she started her own line of jewelry to be retailed exclusively at an in-boutique store at Bergdorf Goodman, in New York city. now she's retired from the jewelry business.
A very nice and rare collector's piece, both her signed pieces for Tiffany & Co. created in the 1970's and 1980's and also her own exclusive pieces, remain highly collectible and are admired for their beauty, comfort and easily recognizably in style.
Note: The old millennial method of "Cie Perdue" or lost wax method is which a tiny was sculpture is converted to a clay form mold. then the mold is heated until the wax flows out and then is filled with gold. the mold is broken to release the piece, with the result that each cast piece is one-of-a-kind and unique like this piece.
Note: Matching bracelets and earrings has been also produced, with this patterns. They was retailed at the Bergdorf Goodman stores, in New York city.
Collateral: This is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this necklace is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: N0000ERNN/4.565