Donald Claflin (Massachusetts, 1935 - New York, 1979), A Tiffany & Co Pinecone Clip Brooch, New York, circa 1970. 18 carat gold and diamonds. Height 5.5 cm (2.2 in.). Signed 'Donald Claflin © A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier at TEFAF 2019, Stand 335.
Henri Dubret (Dijon, 1872 - Paris, 1947), An Art Nouveau Pendant, Paris, circa 1900. Eighteen-carat gold, turqoise enamel and azurite malachite, 8 x 4.5 cm (3.1 x 1.8 in.) © A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier at TEFAF 2019, Stand 335.
At the centre of the eighteen-carat gold pendant is a chased, stylized image that most closely resembles Osiris, a divinity in Egyptian mythology. His face is flanked by papyrus leaves with elongated black stems in iridescent turquoise enamel. Along the bottom edge of the pendant are four butterflies, likewise enamelled in iridescent turquoise and blue, set off beautifully by the polished azurite malachite that hangs beneath. The pendant is suspended from its original finely worked gold link chain.
Provenance: Private collection, The Netherlands.
Mellerio dits Meller, Brooch in the shape of a duck, Paris, circa 1980. Jadeite jade, eighteen-carat gold and a cabochon cut ruby, 4.5 x 4 cm (1.8 x 1.6 in.). © A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier at TEFAF 2019, Stand 335.
The duck is made of carved jadeite jade in a beautiful green color, set in eighteen-carat gold. The eye is set with a cabochon cut ruby.
Provenance: Private collection, England.
A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier is a family-owned company specializing in superb quality antique Dutch silver dating from the sixteenth century onwards and fine antique and period jewellery.
With its traditions firmly rooted in the city of The Hague, the firm’s history goes back to the turn of the twentieth century. The current showrooms were opened by Abraham Aardewerk and his wife Magdie in November 1970. Emiel and Esther, who were raised with antiques, joined their father in the business in 1995. They are the fourth generation of antiques experts in the family and the directors of the company.
A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier has been exhibiting at TEFAF Maastricht since 1995, and has been participating in the PAN Amsterdam Fair since 1993. A. Aardewerk also exhibits at TEFAF New York.
A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier is a member of The Association of Fine Art Dealers in the Netherlands (Vereeniging van Handelaren in Oude Kunst) and of CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art).