DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY, INC.
231 EAST 60 STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10022
NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 20, 2014
BESSIE JAMIESON: JEWELRY will consist of hand-made necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pins of 22-karat gold with precious and semi-precious gemstones, including antique rose-cut diamonds. JAMIESON draws on ancient, classical, Byzantine, and medieval jewelry to inspire her own designs. Her jewelry is contemporary, yet rooted in the past.
BESSIE JAMIESON began her career in jewelry design as an apprentice to Robert Kulicke at the Kulicke-Stark Academy in New York. JAMIESON is the former owner and director of the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York (a descendant of the Kulicke-Stark Academy), where she taught traditional techniques of classical jewelry. Her pieces have been exhibited annually at Davis & Langdale Company since 1980.
JAMIESON was featured in a film demonstrating the art of granulation, shown at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in conjunction with the exhibition The Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry (2004). JAMIESON has also given lectures to the staff of The Cloisters on classical jewelry making techniques.
Faceted sapphire beads and pearls with chain sections and filigree clasp [19 inches]
Repoussed rosettes with rose-cut diamonds [each 1/2 karat]
Faceted pear-shaped ruby in granulated setting
Oval sapphire cabochons in twisted wire and granulated setting
South Sea pearl with emerald beads
Large hollow ball earrings with fine granulation
Hollow gold with repousséed termination
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Enamel in gold setting. The design is inspired by the Townley Brooch, Ottonian, c. 975-1025, on view at The British Museum, London.
Emerald beads, hollow melon beads and gold spacers with granulated rosette clasp
[17 1/2 inches]
Sapphire with granule cluster, size 6 3/4