*Maz 1970 Bartholomew Mazza modernist 18 kt gold earrings with carved tiger quartz
Pair of earrings designed by Bartholomew Mazza (Maz).
A modernists pieces, circa 1970's crafted in solid 18 karats yellow gold wires and suited, with posts for pierced ears (removable) and omega backs for fastening clips.
The caged mountings are holding a pair of fluted elements, carved from natural tiger eye quartz.
Have a total weight of 24.5 grams and a measures of 24.5 mm by 16 .mm
Stamped with the maker's hallmarks and signed, "MAZ 18 KT".
Bartholomew Mazza, was involved with the jewelry industry dates back almost two centuries in a small town just south of Naples called Torre del Greco. Starting in the 1840’s the Mazza family worked with coral and conch shells for cameos, which they harvested and hand carved in Italy. At the turn of the century Louis Mazza left Europe to import gems and Mazza carvings to the United States. In the years from 1950 to 1960 his four sons joined the business as it expanded. The third son, William, worked closely with the major designers, honing his own creative skills, and in 1970 produced his first collection for I. Magnum & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman under the Mazza name.
They are in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: E0000XIER/.5889