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Marguerite Stix Gold Backed Double Shell Pin with Bezel Set Turquoise, c 1970



This spare and elegant design from Marguerite Stix shows the true beauty of the shells. The only ornamentation is the gold bezel set turquoise stone at the tip of each shell. The pin can be worn horizontally or vertically. It is signed STIX and 14k on the gold back. It is in excellent condition. Marguerite Stix was born in Vienna and although she was too young to be a member of the Wiener Werkstatte she nevertheless became a protege of Josef Hoffman at a very young age. She worked as a sculptor and artist in Vienna until she was forced to flee the German invasion of Austria in 1938. She fled to Paris where she began designing a line of ceramic pins and buttons. These became favorites of the Haute Couture houses of Molyneux, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and Patou. In 1941 she was interred in a concentration camp in France. When she was released she made her way to America. She had her first show as a sculptor in New York City in 1951, working in terra cotta and bronze. She began to make jewelry in the mid 1960's until her death in 1975. She had a solo exhibit at Cartier in 1972 and they continued to sell her jewelry.


  • Creator
  • Metal
    14k Gold
  • Stone
  • Dimensions
    Width: 2 in. (50.8 mm)Length: 3.5 in. (88.9 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Hope, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU472755903

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