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Lot 1


in silver gilt, comprising a large textured pendant, enamelled and set throughout with round brilliant cut diamonds, depicting Adam and Eve, with bird of paradise, serpent and diamond set sun, suspended from an enamelled fancy link chain with diamond spacers, signed 'A FRUHAUF', stamped '800' and '750', 11.0 x 8.9cm, (gross weight - c.217.0g)

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Estimate: £4,500 - £6,500
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

Provenance: from the collection of Liesl Muller-Johnson 1922-2014. Anton Fruhauf - Artist Jeweller - Italian 1914-1999: Anton studied at Munich School of Applied Art and worked as a goldsmith in Rome before returning to the family business. From the 1950's his avant guard jewellery designs drew international attention, in the following decades he won prizes for design in Austria, Italy, Germany and Japan. A gold medal was awarded for his' Kings bracelet' in 1957. Fruhauf's work appears in The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and in the Pforzhiem Jewellery museum.

Sold at auction in 2015 for £10,400.

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The necklace is in overall fair condition. There are signs of losses to the original enamel. The diamonds are all present and in good condition with no signs of chips or abrasions. All secure in their settings. the necklace chain can hook on and off. Light scratches to the gold throughout, commensurate with age and use.

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