Moran’s ‘Jewelry: Made Modern’ to make a splash June 10

Jewelry: Made Modern

A Peter Macchiarini mixed-metal brooch. Estimate: $700-$900. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Jewelry: Made Modern auction Wednesday, June 10, is filled with 161 lots of jewelry from the leading Modernist artisans of the mid-century. Consigned from the esteemed collection Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh, there are pieces poised to appeal to collectors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Selections from some of the leading artists of the studio jewelry movement in America are sure to capture attention. A delightful brooch from San Francisco-based Peter Macchiarini with a Modernist face is sure to sell within its $1,000-$1,500 estimate (above). A dramatic set of H. Fred Skaggs jewelry with cuff and matching earrings would be a statement-making addition to any outfit and heads to the block with a $400-$600. A gorgeous pendant from San Diego artist James Parker is imbued with Parker’s trademark balance of masculine and feminine and is poised to excite buyers with its $500-$700 estimate (below).

Jewelry: Made Modern

A James Parker Modernist sterling silver pendant. Estimate: $500-$700. Moran’s image

The Modernist jewelry movement inspired artisans around the globe to express themselves through metalwork. A rare and beautiful “Visage” pendant from Pablo Picasso made in 18K yellow gold is sure to attract collectors with its $7,000-$9,000 estimate.

Jewelry: Made Modern

A Pablo Picasso ‘Visage’ 18K yellow gold pendant. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000. Moran’s image

A rutilated quartz and silver pendant from Finnish designer Olavi L. Wehmersuo is wonderfully balanced and should easily sell within its $600-$800 estimate. Peruvian artist Graziella Laffi features in the auction with a gorgeous bird-motif cuff bracelet, sure to bring $500-$700.

Jewelry: Made Modern

A Graziella Laffi silver and shell bracelet. Estimate: $500-$700. Moran’s image

Lovers of Mexican jewelry will find plenty of tempting options in the sale. A fabulous William Spratling for Conquistador necklace is a triumph from the designer and should easily bring $2,000-$3,000.

Jewelry: Made Modern

A William Spratling for Conquistador sterling silver hardstone necklace. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Moran’s image

Two cheeky bomb-motif jewelry items from maverick Hubert Harmon should have little trouble selling within its $800-$1,200 estimate. A silver bib necklace from Antonio Pineda in his trademark minimalist style is poised to bring $1,200-$1,800.

A gorgeous amethyst and silver cuff bracelet from Carmen Beckmann is a favorite of Moran’s and is estimated to bring $700-$900.

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