news — August 28, 2018 at 4:10 am

Marianne Ostier revival




Jewels to know: they are those of Marianne Ostier, a historical signature of high jewelery ♦

Sotheby’s time ago, between a blue diamond and big Maison jewelry, has also sold some pieces signed by Marianne Ostier in New York. Who does not know the history of jewelry, perhaps, does not know who was this woman artist, one of the few greats of the last century. She has had a busy life. In the Thirties she studied art and jewelry design in Vienna. Then, she married Oliver Ostier, the third generation of Austrian jewelers, who worked for the Habsburgs. In 1939 she moved to New York and opened a shop on Fifth Avenue. With her jewelry has conquered a large celebrity host, as Julie Nixon, Ingrid Bergman and Maharani of Jaipur. Yet she has only worked for 30 years: when her husband died, she closed the boutique. There remain, however, a lot of her jewels, that Marianne wanted be in accord to shape and complexion of the clients face. The pieces have an elegant style and original and today are particularly sought after. Those sold by Sotheby’s, for example, come from the extraordinary collections of Mamdouha and Elmer Holmes Bobst. The most valuable piece is a diamond tiara (estimate: USD 30-50000) designed by Ostier for jeweler Oesterreicher of Vienna, who later changed his name to Ostier Inc in New York. The jewel was built in 1938, on the occasion of the marriage of the King and Queen Geraldine Zog I of Albania. Another outstanding piece is the Galaxy brooch, circa 1955 (estimate: 45 to 65.000 dollars), with a swirl of spiral diamonds, depicting the formation of the universe. Federico Graglia




Un paio di orecchini tourbillon con con diamanti. Montato in oro platino e 18 carati. New York, circa 1955
Un paio di orecchini tourbillon con con diamanti. Montato in oro platino e 18 carati. New York, circa 1955
Anello in oro con diamante
Anello in oro con diamante
Orecchini in oro e diamanti, circa 1950
Orecchini in oro e diamanti, circa 1950
Spilla-orecchino in oro con smeraldo
Spilla-orecchino in oro con smeraldo
Spilla con zaffiri gialli e diamanti
Spilla con zaffiri gialli e diamanti
Platinum e Galaxy, spilla di diamanti, 1955
Platinum e Galaxy, spilla di diamanti, 1955
Tiara in platino e diamanti disegnata per Oesterreicher, Vienna. Raffigura lo stemma reale albanese del Ram di Skanderberg in cima a una vite floreale
Tiara in platino e diamanti disegnata per Oesterreicher, Vienna. Raffigura lo stemma reale albanese del Ram di Skanderberg in cima a una vite floreale
Creazione di Marianne Ostier: una collana di fiori con rubini e diamanti, bracciale a forma di botte che nasconde un orologio. Circa 1947
Creazione di Marianne Ostier: una collana di fiori con rubini e diamanti, bracciale a forma di botte che nasconde un orologio. Circa 1947







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