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1970s Artisan Sterling Silver Vermeil Aventurine SNAG Studio Necklace

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1970's sterling vermeil necklace with high domed aventurine cabochon pendant. Piece was made by an unknown studio silversmith and member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). Necklace has a 16.5" total wearable neck length. Pendant portion measures 3.25" wide by 2" long. Signed with the artists insignia, SNAG, Sterling. In very good vintage condition with light wear on the front of the pendant and some staining on the back. The following was taken from the SNAG website with thanks: In November 1968, Philip Morton held a meeting in Chicago, attended by Robert Ebendorf, Phillip Fike, Hero Kielman, Brent Kington, Stanley Lechtzin, Kurt Matzdorf, Ronald Pearson, and Olaf Skoogfors. Out of this meeting came two clear goals: to create an organization of “designer craftsmen in the metal arts field” and to produce a conference of professional jewelers. In 1969 a larger group met two more times, establishing the basic parameters of the organization, its name, and plans for the first SNAG conference in 1970. SNAG has come very far since 1969. From that first meeting of 9 goldsmiths and silversmiths, to the current membership. With more than 2,000 studio artists, educators, students and others working in metals, alternative materials, and all aspects of contemporary art, design and jewelry.
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    Width: 3.25 in (82.55 mm)Depth: 2 in (50.8 mm)Length: 16.5 in (419.1 mm)
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    United States
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    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. In very good vintage condition with light wear on the front of the pendant and some staining on the back.
  • Seller Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU28019894892
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