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Chris Steenbergen is one of a few well know Dutch artist jewelers in the second half of the 20th Century. This jewel was part of a private collection which we were lucky enough to be able to purchase. Ever since then we have been searching and studying into his background information to see where his jewelry was exposed and in what books he was mentioned. And it has been an interesting time.
We see this as a unique opportunity for collectors to obtain a collectible piece of future antique jewelry. Upon the purchase of this jewel, we will add the (Dutch) booklet 'Chris Steenbergen' by Marjan Unger (Stichting Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, December 2000).
Antique jewelry object group: ring (artist jewelry)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Netherlands
Style: Art Jewelry - Art jewelry is created with a variety of materials, not just precious metals and gems, and forms a counterbalance to the use of "precious materials" in regular (fine) jewelry. Art jewelry should be compared to expressions of art in other media such as glass, wood, plastics and clay. (from: Wikipedia) or more info on styles
Period: ca. 1970
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Material: 18K yellow gold
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Extra information: Chris Steenbergen (1940-2007) - A well known Dutch artist jeweller goldsmith silversmith. Participated in many exibitions in many countries and is mentioned in many books on contemporary jewelry art. A more extended explanation on his live and works are to be found on our Chris Steenbergen glossary page.
Our complete collection of: Chris Steenbergen jewelry.
Precious stones: Two cabochon cut royal noble topaz
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Hallmarks: The Dutch control mark representing a tulip with the number 750 for 18K gold. In use since 1953. There are no hallmarks of Chris Steenbergen on this ring.This ring belonged to his legacy and was bought together with many other pieces that carry his hallmark. It is not unlikely that (because of the very narrow shank/band) his hallmark has been polished out somewhere in the ring's lifespan.
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Weight: 9,40 gram (6,04 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 56 & 17¾ , Size US 7½ , Size UK: O½
Resizing: Can be adjusted by bending the open part to or from each other.
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Reference Nº: 13262-0087
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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