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Kathe Ruckenbrod Modernist Moonstone Gold NecklaceKathe Ruckenbrod Modernist Moonstone Gold NecklaceKathe Ruckenbrod Modernist Moonstone Gold NecklaceKathe Ruckenbrod Modernist Moonstone Gold Necklace

Kathe Ruckenbrod: Modernist Moonstone Gold Necklace
18K gold, moonstone cabochons (approx. 50 carat in total)
L 40.3 cm (approx. 15 7/8"), W 1.2 cm (approx. 1/2")
Weight approx. 46 grams
Marks: maker’s mark ‘K.RU’, gold content mark ‘750’
Germany, 1960s – 70s

Golden discs with spiral motifs alternate with oval moonstone cabochons of a fine blueish adularescence, maybe meant to symbolize sun and moon in their endless cycle.
The pittoresque quality of the slightly irregular gold spirals corresponds with the slight irregularity in size and curvature of the moonstone cabochons.

Kathe Ruckenbrod (1905-1989) is well known for her enamel jewellery, objects and utensils. Their exceptional quality in design and making won her numerous awards (e.g. Hessian State Prize for German Applied Arts in 1953; gold medal Milan Triennale 1954). Lesser known – probably because many of them were either unique pieces or made to order – are her exquisite jewellery designs executed in gold and precious stones.

ITEM ID
RGG00298
COLOR
gold
ITEM SIZE
15 7/8"
MATERIAL
18k Gold
STONE
Moonstone
TYPE
Signed Jewels

Rhinegold Gallery

Rhinegold Gallery
Königsallee 92a
Düsseldorf 40212
Germany
Tel: 491782332645
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    Kathe Ruckenbrod Modernist Moonstone Gold Necklace

    €4,885
    ~ $5,401