*Tiffany & Co. 1970's Angela Cummings Pigeon bird pendant in 18 kt gold with aventurine
Pigeon pendant designed by Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co.
A very rare sculptural piece created in the 70's by Angela Cummings in her early beginnings of her career as a Tiffany & Co. designer.
It was carefully crafted, with an armor of 18 karats yellow gold, holding the figure of an stylized pigeon, bird carved from a single piece of natural translucent green aventurine of about 70 carats.
Is suited, with a discrete hinged hoop of 6mm to hang into a chain, a cord or a beaded necklace.
Have a weight of 17.5 grams and a measures of 76 mm by 24 mm (3 x 0.95 Inches).
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the serial numbers, the gold assay hallmarks and signed, "T&CO. 18KT 12710"
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.
Literature: Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Catalog, 1977-78, pp-34.
Note: This rare piece was never mass produced and only a few others are known in private collections. we have seen similar pieces carved in tiger eye quartz and light pink quartz.
it is in perfect condition and is accompanied by the original green twisted cord and the designer's jewelry box.
INVENTORY REF: N0000AAIE/.1111