Vintige snake necklace with stars

Vintige snake necklace with stars


Vintage'gaspipe' snake necklace in 14K yellow gold by Marianna Ostier, with stars in ruby, sapphire and diamonds. USA, circa 1940s.  
Weight: 99,4 grams
Lenght: 42 cm

Ostier Inc. was a jeweler in Manhattan, New York. Founded in the late 1930s by Oliver Ostier, a third generation court jeweller from Austria (clients: King Zog of Albania and Queen Marie of Bulgaria). His wife Marianna was a gifted designer who became responsible for the modern style that made Ostier so famous. She won several prestigious prizes for her artistic designs and became know for the intricate settings and organic textures, which show her training as an artist.

More information about Ostier in the book ¬´American Jewelry Manufactures¬´ by Dorothy T. Rainwater, p. 184

Type:    Necklaces
Country:    America
Period:    1940 - 1980
Ref number:    6674
Status:    Sold

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