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Jewellery by Designer Otto Jakob - His Early Work

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November 15, 2013

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Otto Jakob, Gold Ring with Carved Turquoise „Türkiser

Lot 1: Otto Jakob, Gold Ring with Carved Turquoise „Türkiser", 1982

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Description: Gold (purity 900), turquoise, ivory, agate Germany, 1982 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Head carved from turquoise With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 55 Weight: 6.64 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The ring "Türkiser" was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1982. The fluted ring band broadens on one end forming yet another stylised cornucopia shaped horn, out of which the finely carved head appears to grow. The head is carved out of turquoise and fascinates with its attention to detail on such miniscule scale. The eyes are inlay with ivory and agate. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 55 and it weighs 6.64 grams.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Pin „Skull with Bulls and Chessboard

Lot 2: Otto Jakob, Gold Pin „Skull with Bulls and Chessboard", 1982

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), palladium, silver (925), enamel, spring steel Germany, 1982 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "O. Jakob, 2. 82" Hallmarked with the purity marks: "900", "750", "925" With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Length: 8 cm Weight: 8.36 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The pin "Skull with Bull and Chessboard" was created by the artist Otto Jakob in 1982. The unusual design incorporates a chessboard, two bull's heads and a towering golden skull. Each feature of this pin is exquisitely carved to closely resemble the represented with an astounding three-dimensionality. The two miniature bull's heads that stick out are finely crafted and their horns and eyes distinguished with black and white enamel. The chessboard that is positioned at the lower part is patterned in gold and palladium. The pin is in excellent, unworn condition. The length is approximately 8 cm and it weighs 8.36 grams. The pin is signed and dated on the reverse with "O. Jakob, 2.82". It is hallmarked with the purity marks "900" and "750" for gold and "925" for silver.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, „Black Warrior and his Golden Doppelgänger

Lot 3: Otto Jakob, „Black Warrior and his Golden Doppelgänger", 1982

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), coral, ebony, steel Germany, 1982 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Engraved and dated: "OJ 82" Hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750" One of a kind Length: 7.5 cm Weight: 6.85 grams Very good condition Provenance: From a German private collection The pin "Black Warrior and his Golden Doppelgänger" was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1982 and is therefore one of his earliest works. Otto Jakob has skillfully carved the "Black Warrior" out of ebony with an immense attention to detail which brings his mastery to light. His golden "Doppelgänger" seems to grow out of the architectural structure situated underneath the warrior. Two coral spikes peak out of the golden structure resembling the horns often found on old warrior helmets. Fine granulation further adorns this pin that at first glance seems simple but is created with the most complex and skillful means. The pin is in very good condition. The length is 7.5 cm and the weight is 6.85 grams. The pin's head is engraved on the back with a signature "OJ" and the date "82" and hallmarked with the purity "750" and "900".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Wing Shaped Earrings with Rubies, 1982

Lot 4: Otto Jakob, Golden Wing Shaped Earrings with Rubies, 1982

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), rubies Germany, 1982 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "O. J., 82" 8 Burmese rubies of spectacular colour Hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750" One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Dimensions: ca. 1.7 x 3.5 cm each Weight: 7.92 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The wing shaped earrings were made by Otto Jakob in 1982. They are exceptionally hand crafted to resemble the structure of bird's feathered wings. The artist has applied finely granulated gold beads to enhance the detailed structure of the wings. On top of each wing sit four Burmese rubies that are known for their incomparable quality and colour. The colour is often referred to as pigeon's blood and may well resemble the blood of Icarus that ripped off his burning wings. These creations are unique objects and show the mastery of Otto Jakob's outstanding skill. The earrings are in excellent condition. The dimensions are 1.7 x 3.5 cm each and the overall weight is 7.92 grams. They are hallmarked on the reverse with the purity "900" and "750" as well as signed and dated by the artist with "O. J. 82".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Earrings „German Pupils

Lot 5: Otto Jakob, Gold Earrings „German Pupils", 1982

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750) Germany, 1982 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "Otto Jakob, 82" One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Dimensions: ca. 5.5 x 1.8 cm Weight: 16.49 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings were crafted by Otto Jakob in 1982, their title "German Pupils" is taken from the collector's inventory card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection. Symbolically charged, the truly unique design incorporates a giant marching through a field of flowers on the round ear piece. Hollow worked heads peek out of dangling square-cut cone structures, each decorated with flowers on the front. The earrings exemplify the work, Jakob devotes to his skillfully crafted pieces of jewellery. The earrings are in excellent unworn condition. The dimensions are 5.5 x 1.8 cm each and the overall weight is 16.49 grams. They are signed and dated on the reverse with "Otto Jakob 82". The information regarding the purity is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Enameled Gold Earrings „A-Baule

Lot 6: Otto Jakob, Enameled Gold Earrings „A-Baule", 1982

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), hand painted with multicoloured enamel Germany, 1982 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "Otto Jakob, 82" Hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750" One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Diameter: 2.5 cm each Weight: 26.41 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "A-Baule" were made by Otto Jakob in 1982. The title "A-Baule" translates to bag-shaped and finds its origin in Etruscan jewellery. These kinds of earrings were commonly crafted and embellished with elaborate motifs. Jakob has decorated the frontal center with a hollow stylised Greek looking head behind which flames arise that are enameled in red and yellow. The outward facing sides are each decorated with a wave enameled in an ultramarine blue. The curved body of the "A-Baule" consists of further ornamentation including granulation and twisted gold wire. The whole concept of the ancient design is markedly architectural, but at the same time executed by Otto Jakob with the most delicate means. The earrings are in excellent and unworn condition. The dimensions are 2.5 x 2.5 cm each and the overall weight is 26.41 grams. The earrings are hallmarked on the inside with the purity "900" and "750". They are signed and dated with enamel "Otto Jakob 82" on the inner sides of one earring.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Earrings „Heads with Knobs

Lot 7: Otto Jakob, Gold Earrings „Heads with Knobs", 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 750), platinum, rubies Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Engraved with artist's signature and date: "Otto Jakob 83" 10 triangle cut rubies in spectacular colour One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Measurements: ca. 3 cm each Weight: 15.3 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Heads with Knobs" from 1983 were crafted in gold by the artist Otto Jakob. They are each individually worked in a hollow fashion. Expressive sculptural heads each adorned with a triangle platinum collar inset with rubies form these one of a kind pieces of jewellery. Their bodies once again resemble the shape of cornucopias, a motif that can be found more than once in the artist's oeuvre. The pair of earrings is in excellent unworn condition. The earrings measure ca. 3 cm each and have a total weight of 15.3 grams. The earrings are each engraved with a signature and date on the bottom with "Otto Jakob 83". Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Lazuli Ring „Blauer

Lot 8: Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Lazuli Ring „Blauer", 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 900), turquoise, ivory, gagate, enamel Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "O. J. 83" Head carved from lapis lazuli with ivory inlayed eyes One of a kind Ring size: 51 Weight: 11.95 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The ring "Blauer" was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1983. The fluted ring band ends with a volute or scroll on one hand and a head carved from lapis lazuli on the other. The exceptionally detailed head with ivory and gagate inlayed eyes rests its head on the volute, which consists of further ornamentation inlayed with black enamel. The "Blauer" (Blue One) is an at the same time antique-like and modern piece whose unique design is typical for the works of this artist. The ring is in excellent condition. The ring size is 51 and it weighs 11.95 grams. The head of the ring is engraved with an artist signature and a date on the bottom: "O. J. 83". The purity "900" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold, Ruby and Brilliant Ring, 1983

Lot 9: Otto Jakob, Gold, Ruby and Brilliant Ring, 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750) Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 1 ruby of spectacular colour 2 brilliants with an exceptional clarity Hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750" One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Ring size: 50 Weight: 10.74 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The gold ring was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1983. In the center of the ring's head towers a spectacular ruby whilst two brilliants adorn the sides. The prominent ring's head is formed of a stylised cross that reminds of a byzantine cross pattée in which the arms are the same length, narrow at the center and broader at the perimeter. Every arm of the cross is designed with great attention to detail and an intriguing surface structure. The shapes seem to harmonize and at the same time evoke a contrast which creates tension. This tension yet again underlines the sculptural quality that these small works of art carry. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 50 and it weighs 10.74 grams. The ring is hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750". Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden necklace with Ebony and Coral, 1983

Lot 10: Otto Jakob, Golden necklace with Ebony and Coral, 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 900), ebony, coral Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "Otto Jakob 83" Hallmarked with the purity "900" With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Length: 43 cm Weight: ca. 35.32 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The golden necklace with ebony and coral was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1983. The chain is meticulously woven by the artist. The pendant is a movable golden tube once again resembling the horn of plenty. The golden tube broadens at each end and the center is adorned with coral spikes and ebony, as well as golden flowers on which bees suck. The necklace is in excellent unworn condition. The length of the chain is 43 cm and the weight is 35.52 grams. The clasp is hallmarked with the purity "900" and the pendant signed as well as dated by the artist with: "Otto Jakob 83".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Sculptural Gold Ring with Flies, 1983

Lot 11: Otto Jakob, Sculptural Gold Ring with Flies, 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750) Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750" With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 51 Weight: 8.47 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The gold ring was designed and crafted by the artist Otto Jakob in 1983. With a mix of geometric and animalistic forms and structures Otto Jakob has designed this unique and fascinating ring. The turned ring band seems to resemble the legs of insects. Actual insects, two flies to be precise, can be found on the ring head sitting on a twisted cone structure. The naturalistic represented flies paired with the curious twisted structures makes this piece such an interesting work of the highest quality. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 51 and it weighs 8.47 grams. The ring is hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold and Lapis Lazuli Ring, 1983

Lot 12: Otto Jakob, Gold and Lapis Lazuli Ring, 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 900), lapis lazuli Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "O. J. 83" With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 56 Weight: 10.15 grams Very good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The gold ring was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1983. Entirely worked in an ancient hollow fashion and made from two most precious materials - pure gold and lapis lazuli. The ring band resembles an accordion and is decorated on the top with four flowerlike structures made from minuscule golden granulated beads. Each side is further adorned with four lapis lazuli spikes, adding to the unusual design. The ring is mysterious and does not resemble anything in particular, convincing with the craft and materials. The ring is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. The ring size is 56 and it weighs 10.15 grams. The ring is engraved with the artist's signature and the date of creation: "O. J. 83". The purity "900" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Lazuli Ring, 1983

Lot 13: Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Lazuli Ring, 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 900), lapis lazuli Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "O. J. 83" With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 57 Weight: 13.01 grams Very good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The golden and lapis lazuli ring was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1983. The broad ring band is entirely worked in an ancient hollow fashion. The ring's head is adorned with two half stars carved from lapis lazuli that seem to cut vertically into the ring band. Further miniature golden stars adorn the ring band and create this extraordinary piece of jewellery. The ring is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. The ring size is 57 and it weighs 13.01 grams. The ring is engraved with the artist's signature and the date of creation: "O. J. 83". The purity "900" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Ring „Heart with Arrow

Lot 14: Otto Jakob, Gold Ring „Heart with Arrow", 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 750), diamonds, enamel painting Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 3 small brilliants One of a kind Ring size: 51 Weight: 6.95 grams Good condition Provenance: From a German private collection The sculptural ring "Heart with Arrow" was created by Otto Jakob in 1983. It is truly fascinating due to its vivid representation of a heart. The fluted ring band serves as the setting for the heart on one end whilst the other end drills through the heart with a diamond encrusted arrow head. The heart is artistically painted with enamel giving a lifelike impression of the surface of the organ. The ring is in good condition with some slight abrasion of the enamel. The ring size is 51 and it weighs 6.95 grams. Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Enameled Gold & Coral Earrings, 1983

Lot 15: Otto Jakob, Enameled Gold & Coral Earrings, 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 750), coral, blue enamel Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "Otto Jakob, 83" Hallmarked with the purity "750" With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Length: each ca. 2 cm Weight: 7.82 grams for the pair Very good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Spikes" were designed and crafted by Otto Jakob in 1983. Golden flames rise upon the ultramarine blue enameled spikes and ascent towards the tip that is formed of coral spines. The clever design of the earrings supplies them with a different appearance depending on the angle they are viewed from. The earrings by Otto Jakob are in very good condition, with some signs of tarnish to the gold. They are each 2 cm long and the overall weight is 7.82 grams. They are signed and dated with "Otto Jakob 83" as well as hallmarked with the purity "750".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Necklace with Chestnuts, 1983

Lot 16: Otto Jakob, Golden Necklace with Chestnuts, 1983

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Description: Gold (purity 900) Germany, 1983 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Signed and dated: "O. J. 83" Maker's mark: "Jakob" Hallmarked with the purity "900" With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Length: 44 cm Weight: ca. 50 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The golden necklace with chestnuts was made by Otto Jakob in 1983. As one of his earliest works this necklace speaks of the true devotion and labor Jakob applies to each of his pieces of jewellery. Four entwined strands of meticulously woven golden loops form the necklace. The strands open at four intervals to hold the chestnuts that peek out of their shell. The chestnut shells appearance is enhanced with spikes that are as bold as the ones on a morning star weapon, a motif often found in the works of this artist. The necklace is in excellent unworn condition. The length of the chain is 44 cm and the weight is 50 grams. The clasp is signed and dated by the artist with: "O. J. 83" and hallmarked with the purity "900". There is a further maker's mark "Jakob" on the clasp.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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O. Jakob , Earrings

Lot 17: O. Jakob , Earrings "Cornucopias with Golden Blackamoors", 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 900) Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Dimensions: each ca. 2 x 2 cm Weight: 5.98 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Cornucopias with Golden Blackamoors" were crafted by the artist Otto Jakob in 1984. Worked in the ancient hollow fashion the earrings are entirely crafted in gold with a purity of 900. These sculptural pieces of jewellery incorporate the Cornucopia or 'the horn of plenty', which is a symbol for abundance and nourishment and stands in connection with Bacchus, the god of wine. The Cornucopias here are filled with wine leaves through which the intricate heads of the blackamoors peek. The earrings "Cornucopias with Golden Blackamoors" by Otto Jakob are in excellent condition. The dimensions are 2 x 2 cm each and the overall weight is 5.98 grams.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Enameled Gold Earrings „Icarus

Lot 18: Otto Jakob, Enameled Gold Earrings „Icarus", 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), hand painted with multicoloured enamel Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hallmarked with the purity "900" Inspired by the Greek myth of Icarus One of a kind With the inventory file card of Hans Neuendorf collection Length: ca. 5 cm each Weight: 11.4 grams for the pair Good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early worksThe earrings "Icarus" were crafted by the artist Otto Jakob in 1984. With hollow worked gold and enamel colours Jakob has managed to transform the mythological story of Icarus, in which the tragic hero flies to close to the sun, into a pair of earrings. Icarus' wings started to catch fire from the enameled bonfire situated underneath, which arises from a golden torch-like structure that is adorned with beaded gold wire. The pair of earrings is in good condition with some loss to the enamel colour.The length is ca. 5 cm each and the weight is 11.4 grams for the pair. The earrings are hallmarked on the cone with the purity "900".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold and Rock Crystal Pin with Diamond, 1984

Lot 19: Otto Jakob, Gold and Rock Crystal Pin with Diamond, 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 900), rock crystal, ebony Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 1 brilliant Hand carved rock crystal One of a kind Dimensions: 2.3 x 2 cm Overall weight: 7 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The gold and rock crystal star shaped pin was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1984. The rock crystal star is held in a golden setting and the center is adorned with a brilliant encircled by ebony. The closure stud is also adorned with a golden star exemplifying Otto Jacob's great attention to detail and devotion to each individual piece. The pin is in excellent unworn condition. The dimensions are 2.3 x 2 cm and it weighs 7 grams.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold & Carnelian Ring „Holofernes

Lot 20: Otto Jakob, Gold & Carnelian Ring „Holofernes", 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), carnelian Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750" Roman intaglio from ca. 300 B.C. Ring band decorated with skulls With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 62 Weight: 17.08 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The ring "Holofernes" was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1984, the incised carnelian with the head of Holofernes on a table, however dates to about 300 B.C.. Flanked by golden skulls on each side, Jakob has reused the antique intaglio and set it into a design that would fit its former purpose. The intaglio would have surely been used as a seal and was most certainly part of a much older signet ring. A truly remarkable ring that combines the ancient mastery with his own. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 62 and it weighs 17.08 grams. The ring is hallmarked on the inner ring band with the purity marks "900" and "750".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Ring „Quarreling Ravens

Lot 21: Otto Jakob, Golden Ring „Quarreling Ravens", 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 750), black enamel Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Open ring band With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 55 Weight: 11.18 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The ring "Quarreling Ravens" was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1984. The ring's head is formed of two ravens that are quarreling over a piece of fruit. This is another one of Otto Jakob's masterpieces that aside from being skillfully crafted seems to tell a captivating story. The raven's heads meet in the middle, each with their open beaks around the same piece of fruit. The fluted ring band that ends in towering volutes reminds of the classical architectural structures of ancient temples. The enamel is scarcely applied only to define and underline the main features of the design. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 55 and it weighs 11.18 grams. The purity "750" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden „Barbed Ring

Lot 22: Otto Jakob, Golden „Barbed Ring", 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 900) Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Ring size: 53 Weight: 8.40 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The "Barbed Ring" was made by the artist Otto Jakob in 1984. The ring band is formed out of two entwined wires and the ring's head is adorned with granulation and thorns. Every piece Jakob creates is thoroughly thought through and treated with exceptional attention to detail. He seeks complex structures and finds a way to turn them into small works of art. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 53 and it weighs 8.40 grams.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Ring „Raven with Fruit

Lot 23: Otto Jakob, Golden Ring „Raven with Fruit", 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 750), brilliants, enamel colours Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist With 6 small diamonds Open ring band With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 52 Weight: 9.94 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The ring "Raven with Fruit" was created by Otto Jakob in 1984. For this intricate design Jakob used the ancient practice of lost wax casting, in which the precious metal, in this case gold, was poured into the mold. The fluted ring band is open and ends in a volute on one end whilst the other is made up from a raven's head that holds a stylized fruit within its beak adorned with coloured enamel and brilliants. This ring is another one of Otto Jakob's intriguing pieces of jewellery, in which he succeeds to combine classical architectural structures with mythological creatures and legends. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 52 and it weighs 9.94 grams. The purity "750" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold & Palladium Earrings „Striped Griffins

Lot 24: Otto Jakob, Gold & Palladium Earrings „Striped Griffins", 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), palladium Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hallmarked on one stud with the purity marks "900" and "750" One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Length: ca. 4 cm each Weight: 8.6 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of the gallery owner Hans Neuendorf- entire collection of Otto Jakob's early works The golden earrings "Striped Griffins" were designed and handmade by Otto Jakob in 1984. As so many of Jakob's creations, these earrings were inspired by ancient myths and legends. The stripy griffins are made in gold with palladium. With their beaks slightly opened they sit in a hollow worked golden cone that is surrounded with spiral beaded gold wire. The pendants are attached to hollow worked golden wings that decoratively sit on the tip of the ear. These unique earrings speak of Jakob's outstanding artisanry and are some of his earliest works of art The pair of earrings is in excellent unworn condition. The length measures 4 cm each and the total weight is 8.6 grams. One of the ear studs is hallmarked with the purity "900" and "750".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Earrings „Horns with Volutes

Lot 25: Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Earrings „Horns with Volutes", 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 900), rock crystal, lapis lazuli Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hand carved lapis lazuli and rock crystal With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 2 cm each Weight: 23.78 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Horns with Volutes" were crafted by the artist Otto Jakob in 1986. The design of "Horns with Volutes" seems to take its inspiration from Ancient Greek architecture for the creation resembles a stylized Ionic column. The main features of the Ionic column, the second of the classical order, are a fluted body and the curved volute on top. In Otto Jakob's creation the rock crystal body is fluted and curved and each end is decorated with a volute finely carved from lapis lazuli. The earrings are in excellent unworn condition. The dimensions are 2 x 3 x 2 cm each and they have a total weight of 23.78 grams together. The purity "900" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold & Coral Earrings „Blacks in the Sun II

Lot 26: Otto Jakob, Gold & Coral Earrings „Blacks in the Sun II", 1984

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Description: Gold (purity 750), ebony, coral, ivory Germany, 1984 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hand carved ebony One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Dimensions: 5 x 2.5 cm each Weight: 18.67 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Blacks in the Sun II" were made by Otto Jakob in 1984. The heads of the black men are individually carved from ebony and strike with their enlarged facial features. They are suspended of cornucopia shaped structures with six coral spikes. Of these dangle stylised sea shell formations which are adorned with granulated golden beads. Further coral spirals entwine and frame each head symbolically. The earrings by Otto Jakob are in excellent unworn condition. The dimensions are 5 x 2.5 cm each and the overall weight is 18.67 grams.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Ring „Black Hand with Morning Star

Lot 27: Otto Jakob, Gold Ring „Black Hand with Morning Star ", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 900), black enamel with hand painted white enamel colour Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 3 small Burmese rubies With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 49 Weight: 10.99 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works Otto Jakob's ring "Black Hand with Morning Star" was crafted in 1985. The fluted golden ring band ends with a spike on one end, whilst the other runs into a black enameled hand that holds a golden morning star weapon with its usual spikes. Three small rubies are set on the ring band adorning this one of a kind statement ring. The ring speaks of the outstanding ability of the artist in pairing delicate and fine craftsmanship with a bold statement. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 49 and it weighs 10.99 grams.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Ring „White Hand with Flower Basket

Lot 28: Otto Jakob, Gold Ring „White Hand with Flower Basket", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), white enamel hand painted with black enamel colours Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 2 emeralds in captivating green One of a kind With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Ring size: 51 Weight: 10.61 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The ring "White Hand with Flower Basket" was made by Otto Jakob in 1985. A white enameled hand, described with fine black enamel painting, clutches a golden basket with flowers and two square cut emeralds. Jakob's mastery is apparent in the execution of this small work of art that viewed at from any angle speaks of the extraordinary craftsmanship. The design once again exemplifies that there are no boundaries or limits to Otto Jakob's creativity and he is often drawn to unthinkable designs in the realms of jewellery that deserve only the most precious materials. The ring by Otto Jakob is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 51 and it weighs 10.61 grams. The emeralds weigh a total of ca. 0.31 carat. The weight in carat of the emeralds as well as the purity of the gold are taken from the inventory file card. Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Earrings with Aquamarine & Coral Star Pendant, 1986

Lot 29: Otto Jakob, Earrings with Aquamarine & Coral Star Pendant, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 750), aquamarine, coral, brilliants Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark on the hoops: "Jakob" Hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "750" Carved aquamarine and coral 6 small brilliants With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Measurements: 3 x 2.5 cm (with pendant) Weight: 12.43 grams for the pair with pendant Good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works These hoop clip-on earrings with pendant were made by Otto Jakob in 1986. For this pair Otto Jakob has crafted a star shaped pendant with carved aquamarine spikes. The light blue aquamarine supplies the design with a certain softness. The center is adorned with coral inlay, which is decorated with six small brilliants. The star can easily be detached from the hoop, so that the elegant hoop earrings can be worn on their own or with the one star. The earrings are in good condition with slight tarnishing to the gold on one of the hoop clip-on earrings. The measurements are 3 x 2.5 with pendant and their weight is 12.43 grams together. They are hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "750" as well as signed "Jakob".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with Black & Gold Ball Pendant, 1986

Lot 30: Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with Black & Gold Ball Pendant, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 900), black enamel Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark on the hoops: "Jakob" Hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "900" One of a kind Measurements: 3 x 1.5 cm (with pendant) Weight: 14.96 grams for the pair with pendant Good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works These hoop earrings are adorned with a round pendant and were made by Otto Jakob in 1986. The pendant, a small round ball, is accentuated in its shape and decoration with finely painted black enamel. The pendant can easily be detached from the hoop earrings, allowing different ways of wearing each piece of jewellery. The earrings are in good condition. The measurements are 3 x 2.5 with pendant and the weight is 14.96 grams for the pair with the pendant. The closure is a hinged snap mechanism. The hoops bare the maker's mark "Jakob" as well as the purity mark "900".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with a Gold Star Pendant, 1986

Lot 31: Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with a Gold Star Pendant, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 900), black painted enamel Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark on the hoop: "Jakob" Hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "900" With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Measurements: 3 x 2.5 cm (with pendant) Weight: 15.05 grams for the pair with pendant Good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The hoop earrings with a star shaped pendant were made by Otto Jakob in 1986. The star has four spikes and is decorated with painted black enamel. The star can easily be detached from the hoop, so that the elegant hoop earrings can be worn on their own or with the one star. The earrings are in good condition with slight tarnishing to the gold on one of the hoop earrings. The measurements are 3 x 2.5 with pendant and they weigh 15.05 grams together. The closure is a hinged snap mechanism. The hoops are hallmarked with the purity "900" and signed with the maker's mark "Jakob".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with Coral Star Pendant, 1986

Lot 32: Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with Coral Star Pendant, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 900), red and pink coral Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark on the hoops: "Jakob" Hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "900" Carved coral With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Measurements: 3 x 2.5 cm (with pendant) Weight: 15.91 grams for the pair with pendant Good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works These hoop earrings with the coral star pendant were made by Otto Jakob in 1986. The star pendant has four spikes and is adorned with red and pink coral inlay. The star consists mostly of the carved coral, which is set into a golden frame. The pendant can easily be detached from the hoop, so that the elegantly smooth hoop earrings can be worn on their own or with the one star pendant. The earrings are in good condition with some tarnishing on one of the hoops. The measurements are 3 x 2.5 with pendant and their weight is 15.91 grams for the pair. The closure is a hinged snap mechanism. The hoops bare the maker's mark "Jakob" as well as the purity mark "900".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Cufflinks „Eagle Claws with Stars

Lot 33: Otto Jakob, Golden Cufflinks „Eagle Claws with Stars", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 900), diamonds Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 2 triangle cut brilliants of astounding clarity 2 smaller square cut diamonds With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Overall weight: 21.29 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The cufflinks "Eagle Claws with Stars" were made by Otto Jakob in 1985. The unique design comprises of a golden eagle claw that withholds a golden star with a triangular brilliant in the center. The star is described with multiple spikes supplying this piece of jewellery with its expressive character. The end piece is further decorated with a small square cut diamond verifying that for Jakob each part of the piece of jewellery is as important as the other. The cufflinks are in excellent unworn condition. They have a weight of 21.29 grams together. The purity "900" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Cufflinks „Eagle Claws with Bleeding Hearts

Lot 34: Otto Jakob, Cufflinks „Eagle Claws with Bleeding Hearts", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 900), onyx, rubies Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 6 small ruby cabochons With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Length: 2.7 cm each Weight: 28.11 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The cufflinks "Eagle Claws with Bleeding Hearts" were crafted by Otto Jakob in 1985. The base of the cufflinks is made from solid gold and is cast as a branch and an eagle's claw, each in a naturalistic representation. The claw clutches a heart carved from onyx and adorned with three small ruby cabochons that resemble drops of blood. The cufflinks are in excellent unworn condition. They have a weight of 28.11 grams together. The length is 2.7 cm each. Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Cufflinks „Skulls with Adorned Bones

Lot 35: Otto Jakob, Golden Cufflinks „Skulls with Adorned Bones ", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 750), white enamel, black enamel colour Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Overall weight: 32.10 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The golden cufflinks "Skulls with Adorned Bones" were made by Otto Jakob in 1985. The head of the cufflinks is formed out of a white enameled skull situated on two crossed bones. These have been adorned by the artist with black enameled banners, decorated with tiny golden stars. The naturalistic painting of the enameled skulls is especially impressive, considering the miniature size of the pieces. The cufflinks are in excellent unworn condition. The pair has a weight of 32.10 grams. The purity "750" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Pendant „Hoopoe's Head on a Cloud

Lot 36: Otto Jakob, Golden Pendant „Hoopoe's Head on a Cloud", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), rock crystal, white enamel and enamel colours Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 1 small emerald of intense green Carved rock crystal With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Dimensions: 4 x 2.5 cm Overall weight: 16.91 grams Excellent condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The "Hoopoe's Head on a Cloud" was executed by Otto Jakob in 1985. The intriguing pendant, originally an earring, is another unique piece of jewellery by the artist. A golden cast head of a hoopoe defined with black enamel holds a bright green emerald at the tip of its sharp beak. The lower part is formed of a carved translucent rock crystal. The pendant is immensely appealing due to its three-dimensional aspect and the fine materials used. The pendant is in excellent condition. The dimensions are 4 x 2.5 cm and it has a total weight of 16.91 grams. The purity "900" and "750" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Pendant with Lapis Lazuli and Coral, 1985

Lot 37: Otto Jakob, Gold Pendant with Lapis Lazuli and Coral, 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 750), lapis lazuli, coral Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Granulation Coral and lapis lazuli inlay With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Length: 3.5 cm Weight: 6.05 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works This gold, lapis lazuli and coral pendant was made by Otto Jakob in 1985. The corpus is hollow and the walls adorned with coral and lapis lazuli inlays. The arrow-headed shape of the pendant closely resembles the shape of the tip of a spear. The pendant is in excellent unworn condition. The length is 3.5 cm and the weight is 6.05 grams. Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Necklace „Doppelstern

Lot 38: Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Necklace „Doppelstern", 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 900), lapis lazuli Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Length: 43.5 cm Weight: 119 grams Very good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The necklace "Doppelstern" was crafted by Otto Jakob in 1986. This exceptional mesh necklace is finely woven out of countless loops to form this broad hollow chain. The clasp gives this piece of jewellery its name "Doppelstern" (binary stars), and is created with carved lapis lazuli set in gold. The decorative clasp can also be worn at the center, giving the necklace a whole new look. This truly remarkable necklace exemplifies Otto Jakob's dedication to the craft and the ancient techniques. The necklace is in very good condition. The length is 43.5 and it weighs 119 grams. According to the inventory file card, the necklace was included in an edition of Harper's Bazaar in January 1989. The purity "900" is also taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Earrings „Turbines

Lot 39: Otto Jakob, Gold Earrings „Turbines" with Lapis & Pearls, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 900), orient pearls, lapis lazuli Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark: "Jakob" Hallmarked with the purity "900" Hand carved lapis lazuli and fine orient pearls With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection Included in the exclusive book "The Impossible Collection of Jewellery" by Vivienne Becker, 2012 One of a kind Dimensions: 4 x 2 cm Overall weight: 36.77 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The gold earrings "Turbines" were executed by Otto Jakob in 1986 and are probably his most appraised work of art. In 2012, they were published in the book named "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker comprising of the "100 Most Important Jewels of the Twentieth Century". According to the author these earrings not only combine classical with modern techniques, but represent a unity of ancient and modern, by connecting the shape of a classical amphora with that of a modern turbine. The intricate and linear lapis lazuli carvings symbolize the rhythmic motion of the turbine and the fine orient pearls supply the design with elegance. The sculptural pieces of jewellery with their precious materials are truly unique and valuable works of art. The earrings are in excellent unworn condition. The dimensions are 4 x 2 cm each and the total weight is 36.77 grams. The earrings have a hinged snap closure and are hallmarked on the inside with the purity „900" and bare the maker's mark "Jakob". Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Pendant with Carved Lapis Lazuli, 1985

Lot 40: Otto Jakob, Gold Pendant with Carved Lapis Lazuli, 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 750), lapis lazuli, coral Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hand carved Coral and Lapis Lazuli inlay With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Length: 3 cm Weight: 6.71 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works This gold, lapis lazuli and coral pendant was made by Otto Jakob in 1985. The corpus is hollow and the walls adorned with coral and lapis lazuli inlay. The shape of the pendant closely resembles the shape of the tip of a spear and the lapis lazuli is skillfully carved in zigzag. The pendant is in excellent unworn condition. The length is 3 cm and the weight is 6.71 grams.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy.Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Diamond Ring „Black Hand with Bag

Lot 41: Otto Jakob, Gold Diamond Ring „Black Hand with Bag", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), black enamel with hand painted white enamel colour Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 1 triangle cut diamond With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 49 Weight: 10.06 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The ring "Black Hand with Bag" was made by Otto Jakob in 1985. A black enameled hand, described with white enamel, holds a "bag" that resembles a cornucopia. As in many allegorical depictions the cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is used to carry items of abundance. By referring to the cornucopia as a bag, Otto Jakob moves this iconic symbol into the contemporary world. In his work the items of abundance are golden flowers and a triangle cut diamond. The ring is in excellent unworn condition. The ring size is 49 and it weighs 10.06 grams. The diamond has a weight of 0.51 carat. The weight in carat of the diamonds as well as the purity of the gold is taken from the inventory file card. Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Lapis Earrings „Ravens with Armour

Lot 42: Otto Jakob, Gold Lapis Earrings „Ravens with Armour", 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 900), lapis lazuli, ebony Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned goldsmith artist Fine carving With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Length: ca. 3.5 cm each Weight: 19.3 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Ravens with Armour" were made by the artist Otto Jakob in 1986. Jakob carved these two miniature raven heads from ebony in an outstanding sculptural quality. In ancient times the raven was the messenger bearing good as well as bad news. Otto Jakob in this piece attached a scroll made from lapis lazuli to the ravens. The underside of the scroll is decorated with pronged armour in gold that closely resembles a morning star. The earrings are one of a kind hand crafted works of art that combine artisan craft with design at its best. The pair of earrings is in excellent and unworn condition. The length measures ca. 3.5 cm each and the pair weighs 19.3 grams. The purity "900" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with Lapis Star Pendant, 1986

Lot 43: Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with Lapis Star Pendant, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 900 & 750), lapis lazuli, black painted enamel Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark on the hoops: "Jakob" Hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "750" and "900" Carved lapis lazuli With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Measurements: 3 x 2.5 cm (with pendant) Weight: 13.26 grams for the pair with pendant Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works These hoop earrings with a lapis lazuli star pendant were made by Otto Jakob in 1986. The star pendant has four spikes carved from lapis lazuli. The center of the star is decorated with miniature golden stars and painted with black enamel. The star can easily be detached, so that the elegantly smooth hoop earrings can be worn on their own or with the one star pendant. The earrings are in excellent unworn condition. The measurements are 3 x 2.5 with pendant and their weight is 13.26 grams for the pair.The closure is a hinged snap mechanism. The hoops bare the maker's mark "Jakob" as well as the purity marks "900" and "750".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy.Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Coral and Pearl Earrings „Shells

Lot 44: Otto Jakob, Golden Coral and Pearl Earrings „Shells", 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 750), orient pearls, coral, black enamel Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Back enamel and coral inlay Fine orient pearls With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Measurements: 3 x 2 cm each Weight: 21.34 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The golden earrings "Shells" were designed and crafted by the artist Otto Jakob in 1986. With "Shells" Otto Jakob has created yet another visually striking and at the same time skillfully executed piece of jewellery. Each earring features black enamel, coral inlay and fine orient pearls and the design makes use of the interesting contrast between linear and round. The earrings are in excellent unworn condition. The dimensions are 3 x 2 cm each and the total weight is 21.34 grams. The earrings have a hinged snap closure. Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with Coral Star Pendant, 1986

Lot 45: Otto Jakob, Hoop Earrings with Coral Star Pendant, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 750), coral, painted black enamel Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark on the hoops: "Jakob" Hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "750" Coral inlay With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Measurements: 3 x 2.5 cm (with pendant) Weight: 13.92 grams for the pair with pendant Good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works These hoop clip-on earrings with a star pendant were made by Otto Jakob in 1986. The star pendant has four spikes that are accentuated with black enamel. The center of the star is adorned with coral inlay. The pendant strikes with its three dimensional character for Otto Jakob has given the same attention to detail on each side. The star can easily be detached from the hoop, so that the elegant hoop earrings can be worn on their own or with the one star. The earrings are in good condition with slight tarnishing to the gold on one of the hoop clip-on earrings. The measurements are 3 x 2.5 with pendant and their weight is 13.92 grams together.They are hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "750" and the maker's mark "Jakob".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Golden Ring with Lapis Lazuli and Brilliants, 1986

Lot 46: Otto Jakob, Golden Ring with Lapis Lazuli and Brilliants, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 750), brilliants, lapis lazuli Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark: "Jakob" Hallmarked with the purity "750" 8 brilliants in different sizes With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Ring size: 48 Weight: 13.31 grams Very good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The ring was made by Otto Jakob in 1986. The broad ring band is in the shape of an arrow, which winds itself around the finger. The tip of the arrow is adorned with lapis lazuli inlay; underlining its shape and a further eight sparkling diamonds adorn the golden ring band. The warm gold harmonizes with the clear brilliants and the intense colour of the lapis lazuli. The ring is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. The ring size is 48 and it weighs 13.31 grams. The ring band bares the maker's mark "Jakob" on the inside as well as the hallmark defining the purity "750". Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Earrings „Locking Bolts with Thorns

Lot 47: Otto Jakob, Earrings „Locking Bolts with Thorns", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 750), rock crystal, lapis lazuli, coral Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hallmarked with the purity "900" Coral and lapis lazuli inlay With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Dimensions: 1.5 x 4 cm Weight: 15.25 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Locking Bolt with Thorns" were designed by Otto Jakob in 1985. Jakob has used only the most precious materials to create these one of a kind earrings. Locking bolts carved out of rock crystal and wrapped in thorny gold wire create the base of the earrings. The tips of the locking bolts are adorned with coral and the gold setting with lapis lazuli inlay. The earrings are in excellent unworn condition. The dimensions are 1.5 x 4 cm each and the total weight is 15.25 grams. Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold Earrings with Rock Crystal „Generäle

Lot 48: Otto Jakob, Gold Earrings with Rock Crystal „Generäle", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 900), rock crystal, ebony Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Hand carved raven's heads in ebony Carved rock crystal With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Dimensions: 6 x 3 cm Weight: 30 grams for the pair Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Generäle" (generals) were made by Otto Jakob in 1985. The remarkably sculptural pieces of jewellery speak of Otto Jakob's exceptional craftsmanship. The design shows a morning star of which raven heads dangle that are set in gold and placed on hand carved rock crystal. The rock crystal is transparent quartz and has been used for hardstone carving since the early ages. The earrings are in excellent unworn condition. The dimensions are 6 x 3 cm each and they have a total weight of 30 grams together. The purity "900" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Earrings „Ravens with Comets

Lot 49: Otto Jakob, Gold & Lapis Earrings „Ravens with Comets", 1985

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Description: Gold (purity 900), lapis lazuli, diamonds, ebony, enamel colours Germany, 1985 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist 6 small brilliants Fine carving With an inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf collection One of a kind Length: ca. 3.5 cm each Weight: a total of 15.8 grams Excellent unworn condition Provenance: private collection of the gallery owner Hans Neuendorf- entire collection of Otto Jakob's early works The earrings "Ravens with Comets" were crafted by Otto Jakob in 1985. The ravens' heads are finely hand carved out of ebony and placed on lapis lazuli volutes. The other sides of the volutes are decorated with blue and white enameled comets. Further three diamonds adorn each of the exceptionally crafted earrings, which celebrate the raven that in antiquity was worshiped as a divine creature. The earrings are in excellent unworn condition. They measure ca. 3.5 cm each and weigh a total of 15.8 grams. The purity "900" is taken from the inventory file card of the Hans Neuendorf Collection.Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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Otto Jakob, Hoop Clip-On Earrings with Lapis Star Pendant, 1986

Lot 50: Otto Jakob, Hoop Clip-On Earrings with Lapis Star Pendant, 1986

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Description: Gold (purity 750), lapis lazuli, painted black enamel Germany, 1986 Otto Jakob (b. 1951) - worldwide renowned jewellery artist Maker's mark on the hoops: "Jakob" Hallmarked on the hoops with the purity "750" Carved lapis lazuli One of a kind Measurements: 3 x 2.5 cm (with pendant) Weight: 10.94 grams for the pair with pendant Very good condition Provenance: private collection of Hans Neuendorf, who as his former gallerist acquired most of Otto Jakob's early works These clip-on hoop earrings with a lapis lazuli star pendant were made by Otto Jakob in 1986. The star pendant has four spikes finely carved from lapis lazuli. The center of the star is decorated with miniature golden stars and painted with black enamel. The star can easily be detached from the hoop, so that the elegantly smooth clip-on hoop earrings can be worn on their own and the pendant could be attached to a necklace. The earrings are in very good condition with slight traces of wear. The measurements are 3 x 2.5 with pendant and their weight is 10.94 grams for the pair. The hoops bare the maker's mark "Jakob" as well as the purity marks "750".Otto Jakob (b. 1951) Already as a child the artist Otto Jakob was fascinated with antique jewellery and rare minerals. It is thus not surprising that he crafted his very first ring at the tender age of 17 for his then girlfriend and now wife as a symbol of love. Still, Jakob first turned to another form of art and studied painting from 1977-80 under the German artist Georg Baselitz, but eventually turned back to his true passion of jewellery. Otto Jakob taught himself the forgotten techniques of the Etruscan jewelers that had already captivated him as a young boy. Just as his first creation was an act of love he seems to turn to each of his works with an immense sense of passion mixed with a sentiment towards tradition. His pieces are each crafted with true devotion and an underlying force of uniqueness. This drive to create something unique with the use of almost forgotten techniques has led to an increasing fascination with his admirers and collectors and has also led to Otto Jakob's creations being noticed by the art world. From 1981 to 1986 the renowned art dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired a large part of Otto Jakob's early work. Today Otto Jakob's jewellery masterpieces are collected internationally. He is one of the leading jewellery designers worldwide and yearly exhibits his pieces at the TEFAF in Maastricht. His work was recently honoured in a limited luxury book band "The Impossible Collection of Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker, in which she lists his "Turbine" earrings as one of the top 100 most important pieces of jewellery of the 20υth century.

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